They started out as yellowed title pages and were smelted into gold by history centuries later! In the era of the proliferation of paper, it is difficult for us to view a "book" from the perspective of art. However, when a book becomes history, its artistic value may surpass that of a famous painting. Buying and selling ancient books is never just a matter of silver and goods. They are a small group of customers. Buyers and sellers need to have a unique vision, a lot of appreciation and knowledge, and it is best to have a million family wealth.
When they are included in the context telemarketing list of international book fairs, the three-in-one characteristics of collection, display and market mechanism converge, and the dazzling artistic halo just nourishes the fertile soil for the cultivation of this small group of customers. 2018-10-11-11_36_40-1 Photo Credit: Zhang Weiyan Photography 2018 Frankfurt International Book Fair Antique Book Fair The Frankfurt Antiquarian Book Fair has been an important part of the Frankfurt Book Fair since 2005. The modern Frankfurt International Book Fair mechanism was established in 1949, but its history can be traced back to the local booksellers market that took shape in the 15th century.
It is difficult to imagine that it is now the largest international book fair in the world. At first, the "Ancient Book Fair" was only a "sub-event" in the International Book Fair. Now, about 50 to 60 collection units (including individual collectors, antique booksellers, etc.) participate in an average of 50 to 60 collections every year. In addition to antique books, the site also includes artworks, Western prints, maps, historical photos or photo albums, complete sets, single pieces or Lot of goods for sale. The content range is very wide, such as medicine, zoology and botany, Bible or manuscript books, artist's pictures, manuscripts, classical fashion, first edition books, out-of-print books, etc.