Sunday, May 29, 2016

Links & Reviews

- Emily Wells writes for Past Is Present about the continuing work on transforming the AAS Printers' File into a linked open data resource.

- Over at The Collation, Meaghan Brown posts about assigning genres to early modern plays for the Folger's Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama.

- Barbara Basbanes Richter reports for the Fine Books Blog on the Met's recent symposium on American publishers' bookbindings.

- The Bodleian Library announced their purchases from last December's Pirie sale.

- Denis Joachim's major collection of rare books, art, and photographs will be sold over three days in Melbourne (19–21 June).

- A single buyer purchased all four Shakespeare folios (not, as the Press Association piece says, Shakespeare's "first four books") on the block at Christie's this week, for just under £2.5 million.

- Scott Reyburn reports for the NYTimes on another Christie's sale from this week: that of some thirty medieval manuscripts from the collection of Maurice Burrus.

- In the Dublin Inquirer, Louisa McGrath highlights the manuscript diary of the first Keeper of Marsh's Library.

- A new twist to the adult coloring book trend: Alison Flood writes for the Guardian about the coming republication of a series of 17th-century maps originally issued to accompany Michael Drayton's Poly-Obion.

- T.S. Eliot's rejection letter for Animal Farm has been making the rounds this week: it was among the items selected for the British Library's Discovering Literature: 20th Century online collection.


- Denis Boyle's Everything Explained That Is Explainable; review by Michael Dirda in the WaPo.

- Jill Lepore's Joe Gould's Teeth; review by Karen Long in the LATimes.

- Jack Lynch's You Could Look it Up; review by Peter Thoneman in the TLS.

- Julie Fenster's Jefferson's America; review by Karin Altenberg in the WSJ.

- Matt Kirschenbaum's Track Changes; review by John Gilbey in the THE.

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