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Wondering where to find the best experts on rare and antiquarian books?
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- Subject: Wondering where to find the best experts on rare and antiquarian books?
- From: ABAA Publicity Coordinator <oakknoll@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 14:33:40 -0500
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Contact a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
(ILAB), the international trade association for professional booksellers.
Celebrating 50 years of serving the bibliophile and book world, the ILAB has
published the Jubilee Edition of the International Directory of Antiquarian
Booksellers. Available in the United States through the Antiquarian
Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), this official guide lists nearly
2,000 dealers. Organized by country, the Directory contains indexes of trade
names, personal names, and specialties. It also includes a history of the
ILAB, a description of its goals, a list of annual book fairs and other
Formed in 1947, the ILAB was created by members in the rare book trade to
inspire a new spirit of cooperation between nations. For 50 years, the ILAB
has promoted professional excellence, offered unparalled expertise in rare
books, and encouraged public interest in the book and its history.
Representing 30 countries and comprised of 20 national bookselling
associations including the ABAA, the ILAB is a unique network of
booksellers. Their expertise, gained through years of experience, covers all
fields of books, graphic arts, fine bindings, manuscripts, autographs,
prints and drawings, and maps.
To maintain the profession's high standards and reputation, the organization
maintains a code of ethics that guides its members and assures the public
that members guarantee the authenticity of what they sell. Thus, ILAB
members deliver the highest levels of expertise and service in the field
The International Directory is now available in gold-stamped, maroon,
leather-textured hardcover for $34.00 including shipping and handling in the
US. The ABAA also offers its own membership directories free upon request.
To order your directory, please contact or send a check or money order in
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
20 West 44th Street, 4th Floor, New York NY 10036-6604
Phone (212) 944-8291 / Fax (212) 944-8293
Email: abaa@xxxxxxxxx / Web: http://www.abaa-booknet.com