Rare books and manuscripts that date back to ancient times
Visitors to the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair ( ADIBF ) have the opportunity to view valuable set of rare books and manuscripts.
The French Librairie Clavreuil is participating for the second time in the fair to showcase rare and old books of ancient times. A book that contains drawings of rare birds dated back to 1550 is valued at AED 11 million.
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair ( ADIBF ) is a valuable opportunity to meet with leading establishments and book collectors in the region. Make sure to visit the exhibit that features 53 pieces that include a globe worth AED 9.5 million, created by Vincenzo Coronelli in 1688.
An AED500,000 Chart case from Queen Victoria’s Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert II, containing charts including photos of the Abu Dhabi port in 1888.
Artur Sobolewski, from the Dom Emisyjny Manuscriptum, Poland, said that his company is showcasing a rare book signed by Leonardo De Vinci, which is currently owned by Bill Gates and worth US$500 million.
His company, which has been keen to participate in this year’s fair, prepared 200 copies of rare manuscripts, each worth AED45,000, he added.
Olivier Pingel, from Le Prince Art Consultancy in Sharjah, said they are participating in the event for the second time, showcasing rare books dating from 1508 to 1931.