Antiquarian treasures at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Incunabula and early writings on science, theology and philosophy, as well as antique prints and other works will once again be for sale at the Frankfurt Antiquarian Fair in 2018, bearing witness to the European art of printing and book culture. But the 20th century also gets its due, of course, with autographs, hand-printed editions, books with original prints and other items rounding off the selection.
This year, 35 antiquarian booksellers – both from Germany and abroad – are participating in the fair. Most of the exhibitors are members of the Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V. (Association of German Antiquarian Booksellers) or their respective national associations, which are connected to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), a worldwide umbrella organisation. In keeping with the ILAB Code of Ethics, they guarantee high standards, transparent pricing, detailed descriptions of the works on offer, meticulous research, the authenticity of the items and expert advice.
This year's focus of the Antiquarian Book Fair lies on the Guest of Honour France. Find more than 60 titles in the catalogue on www.abooks.de.
Among first editions by French authors (e.g. Apollinaire, Balzac, R. Char, Hugo, Nerval, Rousseau), our exhibitors will present many testimonials of French art and culture.
Young readers and collectors with a smaller budget will be able to search the newly established "antiquarian corner" with about 5,000 titles for 50€ or less.
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The fair has been organised in collaboration with the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Antiquariat des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels (Antiquarian Committee of the German Booksellers and Publishers Association) and abooks.de.
Up-to-date meets tried-and-true – it’s this mix that’s key: New information about old books and the latest new books – combined in one magazine that’s unique in the German-speaking world. "Aus dem Antiquariat" ("From the Antiquarian Bookshop") regularly helps bring antiquarian booksellers, book researchers and book collectors up-to-date on the industry with reports and news from fields including the history of books and the book trade, literary and cultural history, bibliography and the antiquarian book trade.
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"Vom Zauberer bis zum Anwalt. Vom Metzger bis zum Investment-Banker." ("From Magicians to Lawyers. From Butchers to Investment Bankers.") The Austrian television channel ServusTV filmed visitors to the Antiquarian Book Fair. (Duration: 4 min.)
Video: “Frankfurt Antiquarian Book Fair”