Antique books and manuscripts, off to Dubai

Inlibris office at
Tue Nov 27 22:37:01 PST 2007

Yesterday, a dozen heavy trunks with rare books, prints, and manuscripts from the 15th to 20th centuries left Vienna, Austria, for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Inlibris Gilhofer Nfg., dealers in rare books and manuscripts, established in 1883 and regular suppliers to major national libraries, universities, and museums worldwide for more than a century, will be the only participating rare book dealer at the inaugural Dubai International Fine Art and Antiques Fair.

Our offer will include the most beautiful and valuable illustrated books on natural history (including marine life, falconry, horsemanship, birds, and flowers), history of civilization (including the most comprehensive work on the 17th-century wars), science (including a complete copy Diderot's Encyclopedie, formerly in the possession of Napoleon's son-in-law, and the great classics of medicine and pharmacology), and geography (including a perfect copy of an atlas published in the late 15th century), as well as art and architecture books from five centuries. Furthermore, we will be showing several Arabic manuscripts (including an early 16th-century miniature Koran) and an impressive collection of early Arabic printing (including the first oriental manuscript to be reproduced in facsimile in 1676). Local prints, maps, and historic photos will also be on view during the fair.

Our illustrated catalogue describes some of these objects in greater detail. Its digital version may be consulted on
Although the fair will be taking place in mid-december, reservations and orders are already welcome now. Those of you interested in free admission to the fair (opening on the 12th of December at the Dubai Convention Center) or a private meeting with our staff please contact us in advance via e-mail.

Kind regards from Vienna,

Hugo Wetscherek
Antiquariat INLIBRIS, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
Rathausstrasse 19
A-1010 Wien
Tel.: (+43 1) 409 61 90 0
Fax: (+43 1) 409 61 90 9
office at

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