IIluminations: Manuscript, Medium, Message

42nd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Rare Books LA 2019

52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair

San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair

Who Owned This? (2019)

59th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair

November 15th, 2018 - November 17th, 2018

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age: Illuminations: Manuscripts Medium, Message.

Manuscript illumination has often been considered in relation to the texts it accompanies, but rarely in terms of its interplay with other artistic media. Historically, however, the technique was closely associated with other forms of artistic expression and served as a crucial point of contact and transfer for visual motifs across space and time. The goal of this year’s symposium is to examine cases of intermedial exchange through the lenses of technique, style, iconography, social context, and cultural geography, while also posing broader questions about the deep connections between the craft of illumination and other arts more widely. Of special interest will be insights gained from the technical examination of works in different media, new comparisons made possible by digital technology, and the discovery of linkages once obscured by strict historiographical divisions

The program will begin Thursday evening at 5:00 pm on November 15, 2018, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, with a

Thursday November 15, 5pm - Keynote lecture by Professor Susie Nash of the Courtauld Institute of Art

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Saturday and Sunday November 16-17 - Symposium

Kislak Center of Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6206

For more information on the program and to register, please go to http://www.library.upenn.edu/about/events/kislak/SIMS/ljs-symposium11

Event Details

Registration
$35
$10 for students with ID

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
United States
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November 16th, 2018 - November 18th, 2018

Hynes Convention Center

The Boston Book Fair will take place November 16th - 18th.

More than 120 dealers from around the world rendezvous every fall at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay to display their latest acquisitions to collectors.

Event Details

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
United States
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February 1st, 2019 - February 2nd, 2019

Pasadena Convention Center

This is a rare book fair for the modern age, bringing together fine works on paper. Rare Books LA features more than 100 leading specialists in rare books, fine prints, photography, ephemera, maps, and more from throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Event Details

Times
Friday, Feb. 1st, 2-8pm
Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 10am-6pm

Ticketing
$20 Friday Opening Night, and Saturday
$10 Saturday only

Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
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February 8th, 2019 - February 10th, 2019

Oakland Marriott City Center

The 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on February 8-10, 2019, at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Featuring the collections and rare treasures of over 200 booksellers from over 30 different countries the California International Antiquarian Book Fair is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books. The California International Antiquarian Book Fair gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, manuscripts, autographs, graphics, photographs, print ephemera, and much more.

Event Details

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
United States
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February 9th, 2019 - February 10th, 2019

South San Francisco Conference Center

It’s going to be an exciting mid February in 2019 with book, art, prints, ephemera and contemporary press events in the Bay Area. San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair® is delighted to join.

in the fun! Imagine the exhibitors and visitors from throughout the world who will arriving! You will be too!

Event Details

Times
Saturday, Feb. 9, 9am-6pm
Sunday, Feb. 10, 10am-5pm

Ticketing
$12
Children 12 and under are free

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S Airport Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
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March 5th, 2019 - March 5th, 2019

Grolier Club

Who Owned This? Libraries and the rare book trade consider issues surrounding provenance, theft and forgery. A symposium presented by ILAB, ABAA and Grolier Club, New York.

Event Details

Ticketing
Free of charge for all ILAB affiliates and invited guests but RSVP to secretariat@ilab.org is required as seats are limited.

Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
United States
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March 7th, 2019 - March 10th, 2019

Park Avenue Armory

The 59th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory from March 7th-10th, 2019.

Book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.

This book fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. This means that the consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. Simply stated, all books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy.

For more information visit www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com.

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Ticketing and Time
TBD

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
NY, NY 10065
United States
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