Sunday, June 20, 2010

Links & Reviews

- On 30 June at Brandeis, the New England Archivists are offering a summer program, "The Worth of a Book: A Look at Rare-Book Selection and Appraisal," featuring Ken Gloss, Jay Satterfield, and Maris Humphreys.

- From BibliOdyssey, a printer's handbook.

- Doug Stewart was on "All Things Considered" this week to discuss The Boy Who Would be Shakespeare.

- Google will scan 400,000 out-of-copyright books from the national library of Austria.

- More on James Goode's bookplate exhibit from the UVa magazine.

- The Boise Art Museum has an Audubon exhibit up through 29 August.

- There's a virtual tour of Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill. [h/t The Bunburyist]

- Very exciting to see that the first AAS bicentennial publication is out: it's the diary of one of their early librarians, Christopher Columbus Baldwin. Available from AAS or Oak Knoll.

- In the Guardian, Lisa Jardine writes on the current exhibit at the National Gallery, "Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries."

- From last weekend's NYTimes, a piece on Jefferson's wine-tours in Europe.

- The entire archive of Royal Society publications is currently free for access through 30 July - some 68,000 articles! [h/t @BibliOdyssey]

- Also from the Guardian, a quiz on bookshops in literature.

Book Review

- Nick Bunker's Making Haste from Babylon; review by Russell Short in The Scotsman.

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