Sunday, May 20, 2018

Links & Auctions

- In the Guardian, AN Devers explains what inspired her Second Shelf project, which now includes a Kickstarter campaign.

- Daniel Elkind writes for PDR about the "lost art of intarsia."

- Heather Wolfe has an update on the next phase of the Shakespeare's World project, Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures.

- Wendi Maloney posts a Q&A with Kenneth Breisch on the LC's Inquiring Minds blog about Breisch's new book about American library architecture.

- Over at Books @ Bromer, "Finding Something Never Lost: A 'Ghost' Edition of Ovid."

- Simon Beattie highlights a really interesting book he will be offering at this week's London Rare Book Fair.

- Heather Wacha's work on book stains is featured in the Wisconsin State Journal.

- In Pacific Standard, Sophie Yeo writes about the effects of climate change on collections of rare books and manuscripts.

- From Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, "An Effaced Ink Stamp Deciphered."

- Aïda Amer writes for Atlas Obscura about "How a Hole Punch Shaped Public Perception of the Great Depression."

- Michael Dirda offers up his summer reading list in the WaPo.

Upcoming Auctions

- Fine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and Family and Musical Manuscripts at Sotheby's London on 22 May.

- Fine Prints at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on 23 May.

- Livres et Manuscrits at Sotheby's Paris on 24 May.

- Books & Prints at Arenberg Auctions on 25 May.

- Livres rares et Manuscrits at Christie's Paris on 29 May.

- Wassenaar Zoo: A Dutch Private Library at Bonhams London on 30 May.

- Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions at Chiswick Auctions on 30 May.

- Americana with Manuscript Material - Travel & Exploration - Cartography at PBA Galleries on 31 May.

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