Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
Elisabeth Burdon, proprietor of oldimprints.com is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) which was founded in 1949 to promote interest in rare books and foster collegial relations. All members agree to abide by the ABAA's Code of Ethics. The ABAA is a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Visit the ABAA website for constantly changing information on antiquarian books and related materials.
specialists in out-of-print and antiquarian books on Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Books and Book Collecting
an informative and wide-ranging site with lots of useful links
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has 23 member National Associations. They represent the expertise of the world’s finest booksellers in 33 countries. Visit the ILAB website for information on books and book collecting all over the world.
The Seattle Book Fair
Information about dealers and dates.
Map History / History of Cartography Maintained by Tony Campbell, former Map Librarian at the British Library, an exceptional resource for information on the subject of maps
Miami International Map Fair History Miami brings together leading dealers, collectors, and experts of antique maps from around the world, providing a forum for sharing information and expertise and for building one's own map collection.
Geography and Map Reading Room of the Library of Congress This is the cartography research centre, with links to many useful areas including the digitized map collections of the Library of Congress.
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection An incredibly extensive resource of detailed information and images on antique and vintage maps, including maps in ephemera.
Japanese Historical Maps A special area of the David Rumsey website with over 1100 images of maps and books from the Japanese Historical Map Collection. This collection, which contains about 2,300 early maps of Japan and the World, was acquired by the University of California from the Mitsui family in 1949, and is housed on the Berkeley campus in the East Asian Library.
National Library of Australia Map Collection Over 6300 items from the Map Collection are now accessible online.
International Map Collectors' Society Excellent information on Caring for Your Collection, antique map related events etc. The membership journal is a first class publication with articles on early (and not so early) maps and collecting.
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library Lots of great features about maps old and new including excellent online exhibitions, a Maps in the News section and extensive online access to the map collection.
Murray Hudson Antique Maps, Atlases and Globes
Museum of Modern Art "What is a print" Animated pages on the techniques with which prints are produced - great fun!
Classic Image Prints great source for out-of-the-ordinary REPRODUCTIONS of antique prints - decorative & inexpensive
Affiche Studio Poster Restoration Linen backing and restoration for vintage posters.
The Collecting Network The Collecting Network -directory of antiques, collectibles, auctions, shows and information.
Rene Wanner's Poster Page All kinds of information on the poster world, vintage and new, with links to exhibitions, web sites, publications etc
MagazineArt.org a free visual database of magazine cover art from the 19th and early 20th centuries
The Illustrator Collector's News price guides and classified ads
Life Magazine Online: Cover collection an index of Life magazine covers
The Ephemera Society wonderful source of information on all kinds of paper ephemera
Sheaff: ephemera: A show-and-tell website with the graphic appeal of ephemera showcased for browsing
General Printing & Conservation Related
Paper Conservation Leaflets from Northeast Document Conservation Center An outstanding resource for information on paper preservation, aimed at institutional preservation and storage, but with much of interest to the private collector as well.