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The developed system of book antiques trade, with the relevant rules and laws, is one of the most important components in creating the most favorable conditions for the emergence of a collection of antique printed and manuscript books. In book antiques, as, perhaps, in no other area of antique collecting, a competent intermediary specialist is needed between the collector and the owner of the subject of his interest.
Antique collectors in Europe were engaged in the sale of ancient books in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The first catalogs of old books that were sold at fairs in Leipzig and Frankfurt were published in Germany in 1564. This date is considered the beginning of the professional trade in book antiques.
Until the 18th century, antique books were sold among other antiques. Only at the turn of the XVIII-XIX centuries, the trade in ancient books became a separate type of antique trade. The largest centers for the sale of antique books in these centuries were Paris, London, Munich, Milan, Amsterdam. Continue reading
How would you recommend holding hands while walking if they are not busy with anything? At the seams? Inconveniently! Swing? Firstly, I am not in the ranks, and secondly, I am a woman. In your pockets? It’s somehow very hooligan … Fold on the chest? And if you lose your balance? The problem, as the hero of one film says … I would walk with a cane, live in France at the end of the 18th century – it was there that they appeared as a fashionable women’s accessory. According to Casanova, canes, rather reeds – so thin and graceful they were – served as a support for fashionistas who wore 6-inch heels (recall: inch = 2.54 cm). And if you now demand these fancy wands from fashion, you need to wear hats with feathers or a veil, fan yourself with a fan, put on wide multi-tiered skirts …
I say: problem! Logically speaking, a man needs a cane for support – it means that it is assumed that the person is, to put it mildly, middle-aged. But the paradox is that it was the young people who considered the cane a mandatory element of their appearance. She seemed to be announcing to others that her master was moving from youths to grooms. And another moment: the publication of such equipment was equivalent to the first visit … a brothel. Wow – a symbol of adulthood! No matter how you joke, but by the reed, it turns out that social status was determined. Nobles, for example, didn’t go outside without a cane. Continue reading