Sunday, July 03, 2016

Links & Reviews

- Jennifer Schuessler reports for the New York Times on some excellent new discoveries about Shakespeare and heraldry by Heather Wolfe, curator of manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. See the documents at Shakespeare Documented.

- On the NYPL blog, Mark Boonshoft highlights Mary Katherine Goddard's January 1777 printing of the Declaration of Independence.

- Video from the Grolier Club symposium "Blooks: The Art of Books That Aren't" is now available via Vimeo.

- There's a binding-related "Crocodile mystery" up at The Collation.

- Paul Heller writes for the Times Argus about the process of debunking the myth that the wooden hand-press at the Vermont Historical Society was the first press in Massachusetts.

- Kathy Major writes at Past is Present about finding a small but important collection of unpublished Richard Henry Lee letters at AAS.

- A first edition Principia will be sold at Christie's on 12 July as part of the excellent Giancarlo Beltrame Library of Scientific Books auction.

- Over at 6sqft, "Life Behind the Stacks: The Secret Apartments of New York Libraries." [Warning: I noticed a couple glaring errors in this piece, so take it with a generous helping of salt].

- Matt Kirschenbaum talked to Robinson Meyer about Track Changes for The Atlantic.

- HathiTrust and the National Federation for the Blind will collaborate to make some 14 million e-books available to blind and print-disabled users.

- Michael Danaher has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Oxford book dealer Adrian Greenwood.

- The 15CBOOKTRADE project has released a video introducing some of the various visualization tools available as 15cV, drawing on the MEI database ("Material Evidence in Incunabula").


- Matt Kirschenbaum's Track Changes; review by Brian Dillon in the Guardian.

- Wendy Warren's New England Bound; review by Christopher L. Brown in the NYTimes.

- Ben H. Winters' Underground Airlines; review by Jon Michaud in the WaPo.

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