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The Antiquarian Booksellers Association

Founded in 1906 and the oldest organisation of its kind in the world, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is the senior trade body for dealers in antiquarian and rare books, manuscripts and allied materials in the British Isles. Its membership also extends to many of the leading booksellers overseas. Members are elected solely on the basis of proven experience, expertise and integrity. They are expected to observe the highest professional and ethical standards and to foster the mutual trust and respect that exists between the trade and the public.


The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is a global network for the rare book trade. You are looking for books, manuscripts, autographs and prints in rare and extraordinary editions? ILAB dealers offer a wide array of the finest books, accurately described and professionally priced, from the invention of printing up to the 21st century, in all fields of interest, in all specializations. ILAB affiliates share a worldwide reputation for high quality, knowledge, expertise and experience. Book collectors and bibliophiles on all continents know:

Buy books with confidence - from an ILAB bookseller

The League, whose official languages are English and French, is a non-profit organization, with its legal location in Geneva. It improves professional standards, promotes honourable conduct in business, and contributes in various ways to a broader appreciation of the history and art of the book. The ILAB upholds the tradition of scholarship, science, culture and book printing - because the antiquarian book trade needs a global market place for its future.


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