Thursday, November 02, 2006

Several Items of Note

- Princeton University Rare Books Conservator Scott Husby will speak at Columbia's Butler Library on 11/15 on "A Census of Bookbindings on Incunables." Husby "has been compiling information on incunables held in American library collections that retain their original gothic bindings. So far he has examined over 11,000 bindings produced throughout Europe that are held at the Huntington Library, the Morgan Library and Museum, Union Theological Seminary, and Columbia and Princeton Universities." RSVP and other information here.

- Barbara Moore, who stole several items from a Canadian archival collection and tried to sell them through a New York dealer, was convicted on October 24 on two misdemeanor counts of possessing stole property. "The jury acquitted Moore of two felony larceny counts, the Associated Press reported October 25. She was freed on $5,000 bail, but faces up to one year in jail when she is sentenced in Manhattan State Supreme Court December 13."

- There's a new blog on the block: Peter Christian Pehrson of Waxing Gibbous Books and Written By Hand. Looks like it will deal mainly with manuscript primary sources, but there are some good book-posts tossed in as well. I'm adding a link.

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