Auch "Down Under" gibt es einen Gemeinschaftskatalog statt einer Messe

Melbourne - Douglas Stewart, der Präsident der australischen und neuseeländischen Antiquarsvereinigung weist uns auf den ersten gemeinsamen Katalog der Kolleginnen und Kollegen hin:

"Dear friends and colleagues,
For the first time in its 43 year history, The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) have united to publish a joint catalogue containing nearly $1,000,000 of rare books, manuscripts and artworks for sale. 

Usually in July, the rare bookshops and their customers would gather together at the University of Melbourne to celebrate their love of books at the Melbourne Rare Book Fair. For many of us it is a highlight of the year. Due to the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, this cannot take place in 2020. 
Instead, a combined effort of 26 business located across Australia and even expatriates in New York has resulted in a catalogue of exceptional books, manuscripts and artworks, many being presented for sale for the first time. Highlights include icons such as Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, rare art books by Gustave Klimt, Andy Warhol and William Blake, first editions by George Orwell, Patti Smith and A. A. Milne, as well as a diverse range of antiquarian material from across the globe. 
While so much has changed due to coronavirus the booksellers and their customers remain passionate about collecting and have adapted well to sharing their passion online. Amor librorum nos unit - the love of books unites us.
The catalogue can be viewed and downloaded from the ANZAAB website
Please contact the individual booksellers about any items of interest.
Stay well, and enjoy the catalogue.

Douglas Stewart
Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB)"

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