Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stanford Gets Fliegelman's Books

The Stanford Report notes today that Stanford University has acquired the wonderful collection of association copies created by the late Jay Fliegelman, who died in August at the age of 58. Stanford paid an undisclosed sum for the 258-volume collection, which was partially donated by Fliegelman's widow, independent scholar Christine Guth.

There's some good background on Fliegelman's collection and collecting habits in the article, so I recommend reading the whole thing. I have not yet heard what if any plans are being made to publish Fliegelman's final manuscript, a book about his collections tentatively titled Belongings: Dramas in American Book Ownership, 1660-1860.

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