Videos

Hosted by long-time ABAA/ILAB member Phillip J. Pirages, the video segments below highlight important inventory and examine the various pleasures of book collecting, with an emphasis on understanding and appreciating historic and decorative bindings.

An Introduction to Antique Books

An Introduction to Antique Books
Phil Pirages, proprietor of Phillip J. Pirages Fine Book and Manuscripts, examines book collecting, how and why people collect, why they should collect books, and the role of the bookseller in collaborating with collectors, using examples from the current Pirages inventory to illustrate the special pleasures derived from an appreciation of a book's binding, printing, illustration, and provenance.
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