Sunday, September 30, 2012

Links & Reviews

- In the Johns Hopkins magazine, Dale Keiger highlights the collection of forgery-related books and other materials recently acquired by Hopkins from Arthur Freeman.

- Peter Harrington Books has uploaded their full catalog on the great presentation copy of Frankenstein they're currently offering. Check it out here.

- Edgar Grissom's extensive collection of Hemingway books, proofs, and other materials has been donated to the University of South Carolina.

- The Georgia Archives story made the NYTimes this week, in a report by Kim Severson.

- The American Antiquarian Society has launched a new introductory video to mark their 200th anniversary. It features such folks as David McCullough, Jill Lepore, Bill Reese, and many others, and it's a good look at what the AAS does and means.

- A copy of the first edition in English of Machiavelli's The Prince brought £15,000 at an auction in Aylsham. The book had failed to sell with a higher estimate in July.

- In the Guardian, a report on the Wallace Online project, an effort to make the publications and manuscripts of Alfred Russel Wallace available online.

- Michael Chabon is the subject of this week's NYT "By the Book" interview.

- Over on the Ticknor Society blog, an introduction to bibliographic easter eggs.

- Laura Massey is profiled in the FB&C "Bright Young Things" series this week.


- John Fabian Witt's Lincoln's Code; review by Gary Bass in the NYTimes.

- Jeffrey Toobin's The Oath; review by Garrett Epps in the NYTimes.

- Umberto Eco and Jean-Claude Carriere's This is Not the End of the Book; review by Michael Dirda in the WaPo.

- H.W. Brands' The Man Who Saved the Union; review by Russell Bonds in the WSJ.

- Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise; review by Alex Koppelman in the LATimes.

- Walter Stahr's William Seward; review by Dorothy Wickenden in the New Yorker. NB: I love the title, "Union Man," with its double meaning (Seward is a fellow alumnus of Union College).

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