Sunday, February 04, 2018

Links & Reviews

- The BPL has launched a crowdsourced transcription project for their collection of anti-slavery manuscripts.

- Two cultural thefts to report: the ARCA blog notes that CCTV footage was enough for authorities to quickly apprehend the man responsible for vandalism and theft at the Route 66 Museum, but more than 1,500 items remain missing after they were stolen from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust's storage facility.

- Aaron Pratt talks to Sarah Werner about early digital facsimiles for the Ransom Center's magazine in advance of Sarah's Pforzheimer lecture at the HRC later this month.

- David Pearson will deliver the Lyell Lectures in April, on Book Ownership in Stuart England. Sign up here for free tickets.

- New blog to watch: Sammelband: A Book History Pedagogy Blog, from Cait Coker and Kate Ozment.

- Alison Flood writes for the Guardian about the Tremulous Hand, highlighting the BL's newly released Discovering Literature: Medieval site. See the BL's announcement post, too.

- From Justin Tonra at RTÉ, "A short story about bookshelves."

- The ABAA has posted an "In Memoriam" page for bookseller William Dailey, who died suddenly last month.

- Michael Thompson and Boreas Fine Art are featured in Evanston Magazine.

- Smithsonian highlights a book bound in lab-grown jellyfish leather ...

- The Trinity College Dublin blog features their Gutenberg Bible fragment.

- An American bidder won a 13th-century illuminated Bible sold at auction in New Zealand this week.

Reviews

- Charles C. Mann's The Wizard and the Prophet; review by Fred Pearce in the WaPo.

- Mark Purcell's The Country House Library; review by Adrian Higgins in the WaPo.

- Several recent Jane Eyre studies; review by Kathryn Hughes in the TLS.

- Pradeep Sebastian's The Book Hunters of Katpadi; review by Ashwin Ahmad in DNAIndia.

Upcoming Auctions

- Travel & Exploration at Bonhams London on 7 February.

- The Collection of Avis & Eugene Robinson at Skinner, Inc. on 9 February.

- Rare Books & Manuscripts at PBA Galleries on 11 February (in Pasadena).

- Fine Books at Manuscripts at Bonhams on 11 February (in Pasadena).

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