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54th London International Antiquarian Book Fair, 2011

Whatever you collect, whatever your subject, curiosity or indulgence, you will find something to capture your imagination and interest at the 54th International Antiquarian Book Fair from 9 to 11 June at the Olympia Exhibition Centre. The Fair will be brimming with printed works dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries including manuscripts, prints, ephemera, photographs, maps and atlases from all ages and from all corners of the globe, presented by over 160 world expert dealers.

Top!

"Certainly Top Four along with California (February) New York (April), Paris (May, usually): genuine Champions League players. We have enjoyed our place in the annual schedule for decades: in June the antiquarian trade descends on London, falling into place with all the other great summer events, the Chelsea Flower Show, Wimbledon, the Derby, Henley Regatta, the Lords Test, open air concerts at Kenwood, the great antiques fairs at Olympia, Grosvenor House etc. etc." An interview with Robert Frew, ABA Chair of the Olympia Committee.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre - Charity Partner 2011

"We are excited about our new charity partner, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, represented by Zoe Wanamaker", says Fair Chairman Robert Frew. The Honorary President of Shakespeare's Globe will open the Fair on Thursday, 9 June, during the Preview. 

The "Holy Grail of Bibliophily"

One of just 24 copies of Hemingway's "Across the River and in the Trees", Virginia Woolf's most explicit reference to her affair with Vita Sackville-West, Fernand Leger's "Cirque", extraordinary bindings by Paul Bonet, medieval manuscripts, incunabula and the "Holy Grail of English Bibliophily" - Highlights of the 54th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia.

 

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Anywhere else to go to?

Yes! The London Book Fair Week in June is filled with events for book lovers: London Map Fair, PBFA International London Book Fairs, Bloomsbury Summer Book Fair, auctions, lectures, exhibitions. Have a look at the book fair calendar.

Book Launch - British Map Engravers

The "Dictionary of Engravers, Lithographers and Their Principal Employers to 1850" contains previously unpublished material on almost every page: Laurence Worms and Ashley Baynton-Williams present their long-awaited work at the London Map Fair at the Royal Geographical Society from 11 to 12 June.

Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it

The British Library's first exhibition to explore science fiction through literature, film, illustration and sound. On show are, among many others exceptional books and manuscripts: Thomas More's, Utopia (1516), Lucian, True History (1647), Edward Bulwer-Lytton's The Coming Race (1871), H G Wells, The War of the Worlds (1906). May the force be with you!

The Book that changed the World 

2011 is the year of the King James Bible. The London International Antiquarian Book Fair celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Bible with a special exhibition and a lecture by Rev. David Smith. The Lambeth Palace Library honours the King James with an exhibition focusing on the Bible and its translations: "Out of the Orginal Sacred Tongues".

 

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