A global "ILAB School" without borders: The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers offers internships to students and beginners in the rare book trade who wish to widen their knowledge through practical learning and to plug into the worldwide network of antiquarian bookselling. All ILAB booksellers are very welcome to join the ILAB Internship Program and to provide young students an opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience in the international rare book business at any time and in any place in the world. Applicants are carefully chosen after they have contacted ILAB President Norbert Donhofer, who has initiated the Internship Program in 2009 together with Eric Waschke (Canada) and Professor Dr. Olga Tarakanowa (Moscow State University of the Printing Arts). Former interns spent six to eight weeks in Austria, Netherlands, Germany and Hungary (Alena Lavrenova and Anastasya Zhikhareva), Australia (Pavel Chepyzhov, Maria Rodionova), the United Kingdom (Valentina Rudnitskaya), the United States (Julia Kulyamzina), and in Spain (Ksenia Batueva). Right now ILAB is looking for the following internship:
Address: 17-3-517 Shirokaya St, Moscow, Russia, 127224
Born: 18th August 1989
2009 - present time: Moscow State University of Printing Arts (Russia), Faculty of Publishing and Journalism, Department of Book History and Antiquarian Book Trade
Diploma paper: “The Edition of "Alice in Wonderland" in the antiquarian book market”
December 2009 – June 2010: “Labirint” Bookshop (Shop-assistant)
June 2010 – October 2012: “Labirint” Publishing House (Sales-manager)
October 2012 – present time: “AST” Publishing House (Sales-manager)
Professional skills: work on exhibitions, organizing and conducting presentations, business email communication and telephone, searching new customers, handling with of accounting documents (bills, invoices, reconciliation acts)
Personal qualities: attentive, executive, inquisitive, quick of apprehension
Language skills: English (intermediate)
Proficiency in computer programs: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, special software programs
I would like to get foreign experiences in the antiquarian book trade. After graduating from university I plan to work in this field. I think it's very interesting to learn the history of bygone years through antiquarian books. I would like to get share the experience of my colleagues from other countries. I believe that the ILAB Internships can will help to establish new contacts, which will undoubtedly foster the development of international antiquarian book trade.
Book description (example)
Heine, H. The Book of Songs. – Saint-Petersburg : Book publishing German Hoppe, 1897. – 307 pp.
Title: "The Book of Songs"
Author: Heinrich Heine
Copyright Date: 1897
Format: 250 x180 mm.
Illustrations: The book has only black-and-white illustrations
Publisher: "Book publishing German Hoppe"
Place: St. Petersburg
A book in a fine original publisher's cloth binding.
Price: "The Book of Songs" was very popular in the late 19th century. In the period from 1889 to 1897 it was released in 7 different versions - cheaper, and as a gift (2000-47000 RUR, depends on its condition). This book can be estimated at 1700 RUR.
Heinrich Heine is a German poet and novelist, critic and essayist. He was born in 1797 in Dusseldorf in a Jewish family. Heine’s first poems were published in 1817. His first collection of poetry followed in 1821. It includes poems, which became one of the sections of the first cycle of "The Book of Songs".
Illustrations by the German artist Paul Thumann.
"The Book of Songs" was published by the famous Russian publisher and printer Hermann Hoppe (05/24/1836 - 04/15/1885). He was a founder of a large publishing company "Hermann Hoppe Book publishing" (1867-1914) in St. Petersburg. Hermann Hoppe also published an illustrated weekly magazine for families reading "World illustration".
Condition: Our exemplar is in poor condition: the binding is rubbed, the spine is torn along the edges. Some of the pages are missing. Foxing and small blemishes on the pages. Page edges are unevenly cut and soiled. Ex-owners’ inscriptions and drawings on some of the pages.
>>> For further information please contact Norbert Donhofer