Sunday, November 13, 2011

Links & Reviews

I've probably missed lots of good links this week since I've been on the road; I'll catch up and get them into next weekend's post!

- Ken Jenning's Slate slideshow, "A History of Map Monsters" is well worth a look.

- Kathleen Lynch writes about Guy Fawkes as "British folk hero" (or, more appropriately, not that at all), and a 2005 Folger symposium on the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot.

- Bonhams is opening a D.C. office.

- Also at The Collation this week, Nadia Sadler highlights a new finding guide to the E. Williams Watermark collection. I really like the discussion of some of the many factors that come into play when processing a collection like this. Great stuff!

- Dava Sobel talked on NPR about her new book A More Perfect Heaven.


- From the Library History Buff Blog, a look at a literal "battle of the books" at Dartmouth College (with a link to a digital version of a history of Dartmouth's library, too).

- Really neat exhibition from the Dunedin Public Library: Signs & Symbols; Decoding Medieval and Renaissance Iconography.

- A new exhibition, at the British Library highlights manuscripts and books collected by Britain's medieval monarchs.

Reviews

- Eric Rasmussen's The Shakespeare Thefts; review at Bookride.

- Adam Nicolson's The Gentry; review by Andrew Lycett in the Telegraph.

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