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ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography Receives $25,000 Donation

The endowment of the ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography has recently been funded with a further generous donation of $25,000 from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation of New York — Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2022 prizes.

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers can now announce that the future of these important prizes in the field of bibliography is assured.

Here's what's coming up this week on the auction front:

  

Forum Auctions holds an online sale on Tuesday, August 28, of the second part of A Bibliophile's Bibliographic Library, in 376 lots; the books are available for viewing in Rome. Much will be of interest here to the Italian-reading bibliographer, bookseller, or book historian, and the starting prices are mostly in the two-three-figure range, so bargains may be quite possible.

  

Earlier this month, the CODEX Foundation announced a new and forthcoming publication focused on contemporary book arts called The CODEX Papers. According to the announcement posted by bookseller Gerald W. Cloud:

    Our editorial brief is to publish papers that promote a clear understanding of the enormously complex and historically rich field of the book arts, including:
 
    -Scholarly, bibliographical, and historical perspectives

The 2018 ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography Submission Deadline Approaches

The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded again in 2018 and is one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of bibliography. 

A prize with tradition and a strong support for scholarship: The Breslauer Prize for Bibliography awarded by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, worth US $10,000, is one of the most important prizes in the field of bibliography. Every fourth year it detects and awards a particularly significant reference work within a selection of scholarly books about books. 

Rare Book School Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Support “Bibliography Among the Disciplines” Conference

Charlottesville, VA, April 18, 2016-Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a four-day international conference, “Bibliography Among the Disciplines.” To be held in Philadelphia in October 2017, the meeting will focus on developing object-oriented methods, skills, and collaborative projects across disciplinary fields, time periods, regions, and languages. The project will culminate in 2019 with a volume of essays contributed by conference participants.

Christie’s Offers the Library of the Late Anthony Hobson and Other Country House Collections

South Kensington—On 17 June Christie’s South Kensington will offer Three Country House Collections: Glebe House, the Property of the late Mr. Anthony Hobson; Mont Pellier, the Property of the late Mrs. Barbara Overland and Woodbury House, the Property of the late The Hon. Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Samuel. These three country house collections perfectly encapsulate the English home and together they present a superb selection of English and European furniture, Old Master paintings and drawings, decorative objects, silver and porcelain.