Sunday, February 25, 2018

Links & Reviews

- From Malcolm Gay in the Boston Globe, "Turmoil Strikes the Boston Athenaeum."

- Cara Giaimo also has an "Exit Interview" with Athenaeum curator Stanley Cushing for Atlas Obscura.

- Rare Book Week in New York is approaching - lots and lots and lots going on, as usual! On the ABAA blog, some hints and tips about attending your first book fair.

- At The Collation, Elizabeth DeBold highlights a new Folger acquisition: an elaborate Restoration binding perhaps from the workshop of the Naval Binder.

- Michael Ruane writes for the WaPo about a newly resurfaced copy of the Stone facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, this one originally presented to James Madison.

- Jerry Morris has a new post at My Sentimental Library about collecting James Boswell.

- I noted last week the new census of Curtis' The North American Indian. Nate Pedersen has a short interview with Tim Greyhavens, the census coordinator, for the Fine Books Blog.

- Over on the Ransom Center blog, Elizabeth Page notes the centennial of the acquisition of the Wrenn Library.

- Antiquarian bookseller Ian Jackson died this week; there is a very nice post about his life and works at Laudator Temporis Acti.

- You can watch Sarah Werner's HRC Pforzheimer Lecture, "Early Digital Facsimiles," on the HRC's Facebook page.

- Lucy Scholes writes for the Financial Times about "the rise of the bibliomemoir."

- From Ethan Reed for the UVA Scholars' Lab blog, "Transcription is Complicated."

- New from the Beinecke Library, The Gutenberg at Beinecke, which will feature a series of essays and other content to "explore the many different meanings of the Gutenberg Bible as historical and cultural object."

- The BL has digitized and made available some 350 recordings of English folk songs made by Percy Grainger in the early years of the twentieth century.

- Trent Toone profiles Curt Bench, owner of Salt Lake City's Benchmark Books, for the Deseret News.

Review

- Rob Iliffe's Priest of Nature; review by Oliver Moody in the TLS.

Upcoming Auctions

- Illustrated & Animated: The Collections of Burningham & Blundall at Lyon and Turnbull on 28 February.

- Vintage Posters at Swann Galleries on 1 March.

- The Magic Collection of John Daniel at Potter & Potter on 3 March.

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