Sunday, May 06, 2018

Links & Reviews

- May's Rare Book Monthly articles include Bruce McKinney's "Inhumanity in New York," Michael Stillman running down an upcoming Supreme Court ruling which will affect the collection of out-of-state sales tax and on recidivist Irish book and art thief Andrew Shannon heading back to jail, Thibault Ehrengardt on that Mont-Saint-Michel manuscript mentioned last week, and Susan Halas on "Women in the Antiquarian Book Trade."

- Over at Notabilia, "Vestiges of a Lost Carolingian Bible Discovered at Princeton."

- Many congratulations to Kevin J. Hayes, awarded the 2018 George Washington Book Prize for George Washington: A Life in Books.

- Kare Ozment posts at Sammelband about "Teaching Manuscripts: Commonplace Books."

- Cambridge University Librarian Jessica Gardner writes for the Independent about a new exhibition, Tall Tales: Secrets of the Tower.

- Alison Flood reports for the Guardian about some recent scholarship on the sources used during the drafting of the King James Bible.

- The University of Illinois has acquired Isaac Newton's manuscript translation of the alchemical tract "Opus Galli Anonymi."

- Nadine Zimmerli writes for Uncommon Sense: "Atomic Bonds," about a library book borrowed by J. Robert Oppenheimer.

- Dan Cohen has a good writeup of the newly-launched Boston Resource Center.

- Meghan Brody posts for the Clements Library Chronicle about working with the John Louis Ligonier letter books.

- A "Jack the Ripper warning postcard" was hammered down for £22,000 at a Kent auction house.

- More notes on the "Provenance of the NYPL-Duke Bible" at Medieval Manuscripts Provenance.

- Michael Caines writes for the TLS on "Acquiring Kapital" - Marx's works on the antiquarian book market.

Reviews

- Kirk Wallace Johnson's The Feather Thief; review by Maureen Corrigan for NPR.

- Patricia O'Toole's The Moralist; review by Jennifer Szalai in the NYTimes.

- Christopher Buckley's The Judge Hunter; review by Michael Dirda in the WaPo.

Upcoming Auctions

- Autographed Documents, Manuscripts, Photos, Books & Relics at University Archives on 8 May.

- Comics & Comic Art at Heritage Auctions from 10–12 May.

- Rare, Out-of-Print, and Used Books at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on 11 May.

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