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MABP 2019

MABP 2019

MABP 2019 – Maastricht Antiquarian Book and Print Fair

Antiquarian book and print fair MABP 2019, March 15-16-17, 2019.

Just like in the past ten years, we will once again participate in the Maastricht Antiquarian Book and Print Fair. This fair, held in the monumental St. Jan’s church (Vrijthof, Maastricht), hosts around 40 antiquarian dealers from all over Europe. Other notable events are the Maastricht University library booth, and guided tours of the fair. The fair is part of the During Tefaf programme, and coincides with the opening weekend of this world famous art fair.

The special theme of this year’s edition is erotica, although one can expect a wide selection of antique books, prints, maps and art.

For more information, impressions of the fair, and participant’s catalogues, please visit the MABP website. The opening hours of the fair are yet to be announced. As soon as we know more, we will post an update.

MABP 2019
Peter Cornelissen inspecting a print during the 2018 fair. (Photo credit: Paul Hertoghs, 2018)
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International Cat Day in antique prints

Landseer's Persian cat for International Cat Day

Today, 8 August, is International Cat Day. This yearly celebration was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

International Cat Day prints

A famous engraved cat is ths one by Wenceslaus Hollar:
The Cat's face by Hollar. International Cat Day Print.
The caption reads: Das ist eine gute Katze, die nicht nascht. (German) Dobra Koczka nera nemcla. (Polish) – (It is a good cat, who does not steal.) One of the famous and rare cat heads by Hollar.

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