We would like to introduce you to Alain F. Haezeleer, Auctionata expert for books and graphics of the 15th to the 21st century.
Alain F. Haezeleer is a native Belgian, who migrated to Germany in the 1980s. Like almost every collector or expert, he has plenty of stories to tell about finding rare book in old basements or attics. On this topic he says: "When it comes to collecting books, all primary instincts come into play; the hunting and gathering, but also the craving to satisfy an innate curiosity."
Alain F. Haezeleer has over 27 years of experience on the antiquarian market. He works internationally in the area of collection consulting and even has his own extensive specialized library. The self-professed autodidact founded his first antiquarian bookshop in 1989, which specialized in art, architecture, photography and erotica, and in 2002, he founded the patent trademark "Biblio Industries". Today, he owns of the antiquarian bookshop "Alain Haezeleer" in Stuttgart as well as the online antiquarian bookshop "BiblioIndustries.com". In the past Mr. Haezeleer has served on the advisory board for the antiquarian platform ZVAB, (Zentrale Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher or Central Directory of Antiquarian Books). He also creates catalogs of significant collections, works as an appraiser and consultant for books as well as graphics of the 15th to the 21st century, and is a member of the Federal Association of German Appraisers and Consultants.
Among the many stories and beautiful books he has encountered in his career, it is a Capuchin library that retains a strong place in his memory. Not the multitude of Catholic scriptures, but the selected volumes on topics such as rose-growing and trout farming, which were a real feast for the eyes. The rediscovery of a library on space, which was lost for over 30 years, was a great pleasure for Mr. Haezeleer. He himself possesses some extremely rare objects, plans and posters. Moreover, Alain F. Haezeleer acquired a grand Napoleon collection in Stuttgart and proceeded to create the catalog "Napoleon I. and Europe". It portrays the history from the eve of the French Revolution until the Constitution of the German Empire in 1849, including the original manuscript "Chambre aux Deniers du Roy" (original ledger Louis XVI).
A recently purchased erotic artwork by French artist Jean-Gabriel Domergue, famous for his portraits of Parisians, is especially dear to Mr. Haezeleer. Published anonymously due to the fear of persecution, this extremely rare portfolio contains 40 very fine erotic original etchings to the poem "L'Après-Midi d'un faune" ("Afternoon of a Faun") by the French author Stéphane Mallarmé.
Alain F. Haezeleer lives and works in Stuttgart.