Sunday, September 16, 2018

Links & Reviews

- Coming up on 28–29 September, it's the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair!

- At The Collation, Abbie Weinberg explores the books in the Folger collections printed 500 years ago.

- Many congratulations to the winners of this year's Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize - what a great group of collections!

- Via Rebecca Romney's excellent Book Curious newsletter, there's quite an opportunity for the aspiring bookstore owner in Florence ...

- Over at Past is Present, an update on the Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project.

- Lucretia Baskin writes for the N-YHS blog about some of the different methods used to correct mistakes in books after printing.

- In the Guardian, Alison Flood reports on recent finds in the UK National Archives which shed light on the legal troubles of John Shakespeare.

- Ryan Moore writes for the LC blog about his recent identification of the signature of botanist David Fairchild (in part responsible for bringing the famous cherry trees to D.C.) on a 1901 map of Japan in the LC's collections.

Reviews

- Jill Lepore's These Truths; review by Andrew Sullivan in the NYTimes.

- Walter Besant's The Revolt of Man; review by Michael Dirda in the WaPo.

Upcoming Auctions

- The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing at Sotheby's London on 18–19 September.

- Rare Books & Manuscripts from the Library of James "Ted" Watkins at PBA Galleries on 20 September.

- Livres de Photographies at Ader on 20 September.

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