Sunday, July 31, 2016

Links & Reviews

- Rebecca Romney posts about her time at the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS) last week.

- John Nulty, formerly employed by the National Library of Ireland, received a suspended sentence for the theft of rare books worth nearly €200,000 over the course of nine years. Nulty entered a guilty plea on eight of 216 counts of theft. The judge granted the suspended sentence, he said, because nearly all of the books were recovered.

- Ellen Cloyed writes for An Acquired Taste (the blog of Swem Library's Special Collections) about a book inscribed to Horatia Nelson.

- The STCV (Short Title Catalogue Flanders) has released their cataloging manual.

- Joe Helm writes for the Washington Post about (maybe?) the beginnings of a cursive resurgence?

- Had this link saved to include here in May, but missed it at the time: Katrina Martin posts at The Devil's Tale about Duke's collection of early movable books, including some new acquisitions as part of the Lisa Unger Baskin collection.

Reviews

- Anna Keay's The Last Royal Bastard; review by Jeffrey Collins in the WSJ.

- Peter Doran's Breaking Rockefeller; review by John R. Coyne, Jr. in the Washington Times.

- Lillian Sciberras' Shadows in Penumbra; review by Paul Xuereb in the Times of Malta.

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