Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe
Salon International du Livre Rare & de l'Autographe



Program


The International Antiquarian Book Fair welcomed in 2013 as a guest of honour the bibliothèque du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle.




GUEST OF HONOUR



La bibliothèque du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle 



The library of the National Natural History Museum

When transforming the Jardin des Plantes botanical garden, created by Louis XIII, into a natural history museum, the Convention endowed it with a library, stipulating the composition of the initial collection: the books and scientific papers already in the King's Cabinet, the copies of the natural history books in the former Royal Library which had become the National Library and the natural history books originally obtained through confiscations of property belonging to the church, emigrants and convicted prisoners. The Convention also entrusted it with "the collection of plants and animals painted from nature… and deposited… in the national library", henceforth referred to as the "collection of vellums of the Museum". At the time, this collection represented several tens of thousands of documents, and the proportion of archives in this collection is impossible to assess.



As the chairs were created, a number of specialist libraries grew up around this central library, some of which housed considerable collections; the assembly of these libraries now forms the libraries and documentation directorate responsible for all the establishment's documentary, archival and artistic collections. Thanks to regular additions through donations and bequests, ministerial concessions, purchases, deposits, exchanges with the scientific publications of the museum and transfers, the libraries directorate now boasts almost two million documents of every kind: books, prints, maps, manuscripts, archives, photographs, drawings, medals, paintings, sculptures, scientific instruments and collectors' items now rub shoulders with online documentation and digitised works.


These collections reflect the intense scientific activity of the scientists and professors first of the King's Garden and then of the Museum in every naturalist discipline while firmly placing it in the great movement of global discovery and acquisition of knowledge through journey and exploration in which the establishment has regularly participated. They also testify to the trust which the members of the institution, its friends and trustees have always shown it with a view to conserving and enhancing the collections entrusted to it over time.


Practical information:

- The library is open Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (except Tuesday morning)
- Address: 38, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire – 75005 Paris
- Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 79 36 24
- E-mail: bcmweb@mnhn.fr
- If you require any further information, please visit the library's documentary portal: 
Design & Informations : © Studio LWA




EXPOSITIONS / ANIMATIONS



EXHIBITION: "NATURAL HISTORIES"

Selection of the Department of Prints and Photography of the National Library of France
For the 2013 edition of the International Antiquarian Book Fair, the Department of Prints and Photography of the National Library of France would like to present a selection of precious and unusual works on the theme of the representation of plants and animals.
The natural sciences have always used graphic representations to convey knowledge of plants and animals. From the 15th to the 19th century, the publication of drawings and in particular their dissemination by means of engraving made it possible to clarify the characters presented in the texts, to standardise the scientists' descriptions and the vocabulary used and to offer increased precision in the scientific and mental representations. In addition to their erudite nature, these images offer a representation typical of the vision of nature, both close to home and more exotic, held by mankind at that time. As the very best artists were called on to produce these images, they are often works of art in their own right – often displaying great beauty and poetry. By selecting drawings and prints dating from the Renaissance to the present day, the National Library of France wishes to emphasise the scientific and aesthetic importance of the representations of plants and animals, highlighting the extent of the collections which perfectly complement those of the Museum of Natural History.



Claude Aubriet, The ray or the sea eagle, Album of fish and shellfish, gouache, 17th century.


Johann Walter, Asphodel, swallowtail butterfly and Brazilian hummingbird, 1664, Nassau-Idstein anthology.
 

J.J. Audubon, Birds of America. Snowy owl, 1827-1838, aquatint.



DISCOVERING ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS:
Everything you always wanted to know about antiquarian books but never dared to ask

Since 2009, an introduction to book collecting stand has welcomed visitors throughout the entire fair. Booksellers who are members of SLAM answer any questions budding collectors might have while accompanying them in their first purchase and sharing their expertise and passion. The works presented here are selected by the booksellers participating in the fair and they all include a detailed notice, enabling anyone and everyone to discover the joys of book collecting.
Stand B9-B12, Nef Ouest


EXHIBITION: NATURAL HISTORIES
Selection of the booksellers


Carefully selected by the exhibitors, a selection of books and documents on the theme "Natural histories" will be shown at stand i10-i12.
Animal and vegetable life, original watercolored drawings, art of gardens, botany, horticulture, albums of birds, medical subjects, healing plants, rural life, natural sciences in travel books... - but also animals and flowers in French and foreign literature; so many suggestive elements and others to discover on this space.


A NEW SPECIALIST DATABASE FOR THE BINDINGS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF FRANCE
Fabienne Le Bars, curator of the BnF collection of rare books: the online BnF collections of bindings reliures.bnf.fr
Presentation : Friday 26th April and Sunday 28th April : 3.00pm to 3.30pm
South nave, orchestra area



GUIDED VISITS
An introductory visit is organised several times a day, exploring the richness and diversity of the works presented at the fair. These visits are conducted by booksellers who are members of SLAM.
Meeting point at the entrance of the Fair : Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12 am and 5 pm.


BOOK TOWNS, CITIES AND VILLAGES IN FRANCE

Discover the book villages and their federation at the Grand Palais! The Federation of French Book Villages brings together the eight book villages which exist at present: Ambierle, Bécherel, Cuisery, Esquelbecq, Fontenoy-La-Joute, La-Charité-sur-Loire, Montmorillon and Montolieu.


Some 20 years ago, the French book villages were created at the heart of picturesque and tourist regions home to a rich historical heritage. The concept was launched in 1962 in Hay-on-Wye in Wales and book villages can now be found around the world. 

Champions of words and culture inviting visitors to discover these fertile lands where the book is king, these villages are home to booksellers, enthusiasts and professionals of antiquarian books, second-hand works and contemporary book collecting as well as book craftsmen, including bookbinders, calligraphers, engravers, illuminators, illustrators and paper manufacturers. You can discover or rediscover these villages and meet their representatives at the International Antiquarian Book Fair. Throughout the year, book towns, cities and villages in France organise numerous events and cultural activities which will be presented at the fair: markets, exhibitions, authors' forums, conferences, introductory courses, etc.

                                                                                        


Montmorillon, Cité de l’Écrit et des Métiers du Livre
www.citedelecrit-montmorillon.com

La Charite-sur-Loire Ville du Livre
www.lacharitesurloire.fr

Montolieu Village du Livre et des arts graphiques
www.montolieu-livre.fr

Bécherel, Cité du Livre
www.becherel.com

Cuisery Village du Livre 
www.cuisery-villagedulivre.com

Esquelbecq Village du Livre
www.esquelbook.com

Ambierle Village du livre et de l’Image
lamottedulivre.free.fr

Fontenoy-la-Joûte, Village du Livre
www.fontenoy-la-joute.com
 
ORCHESTRA
Concerts every day performed by the talented students of the Regional Conservatory in Boulogne-Billancourt and the Higher National Music Conservatory of Paris. Strings (violin, alto, cello) and piano. Romantic or classical repertoire.




BIBLIOGRAPHY PRIZE
Every year, the SLAM awards a Bibliography Prize to a high-quality bibliographical work concerning antiquarian and modern books, literature, publishing, the illustration of works, bindings, libraries or book collecting recently published in French.
The 2012 Prize was awarded to "L’Imitation de Jésus-Christ (1470-1800)", under the direction of Martine Delaveau and Yann Sordet. Studies and collective catalogue of the collections housed in the Sainte-Geneviève Library, the National Library of France, the Mazarine Library and the Library of the Sorbonne. Co-published by the National Library of France / the Mazarine Library / the Sainte-Geneviève Library, 2011. The jury awarded a special prize to the "Dictionnaire encyclopédique du livre" (encyclopaedic dictionary of books) Paris, Electre - Editions du Cercle de la Librairie, 2011.
The 2013 prize will be awarded during the fair at midday on Saturday 27 April in the orchestra area


Members of the bibliography prize jury:
Anne Lamort, Annie Charon, Anita van Elferen, Henri Bonnefoi, Jean-Marc Dechaud, Emmanuel Pierrat, Jean Viardot, Georges Vigarello, Henri Vignes, Yann Sordet.



ASSOCIATIONS :

ASSOCIATION CULTURELLE DES BOUQUINISTES DE PARIS
jeromecallais@laposte.net
    
ASSOCIATION LILLE LIVRES ANCIENS
contact@lillelivresanciens.fr
www.lillelivresanciens.fr

ASSOCIATION AUTOUR DU LIVRE
autourdulivre@wanadoo.fr
www.alsatica.eu

ALAM, SALON DU LIVRE DE BORDEAUX
andrault.jean-michel@neuf.fr

LACME, SALON DU LIVRE ANCIEN DE SOUVIGNY ET LAPALISSE
lacme@wanadoo.fr
www.lacme03.fr

ASSOCIATION SISYPHE, SALON DU LIVRE ANCIEN & MODERNE DE LOURMARIN
salondelourmarin@free.fr
www.salondelourmarin.fr

ASSOCIATION AUVERGNE MONTAGNES MAGIQUES
rarebooksinprovence@wanadoo.fr
www.auvergne-montagnes-magiques.com

SOCIÉTÉ DES AMIS DE COLETTE, LA MAISON DE COLETTE
soccolette@aol.com
www.amisdecolette.fr


PRESENCE OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF PROFESSIONALS' WEB SITE OF ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS :

LIVRE-RARE-BOOK
contact@livre-rare-book.com
www.livre-rare-book.com