Sunday, September 30, 2018

Links & Reviews

Just back from the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, which went very nicely indeed. Coming up next, it's Oak Knoll Fest!

- The copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover used by the judge in the British obscenity trial concerning the book will be sold at auction next month.

- From Lindsay Ann Reid over on the OUP blog, "Imagining lost books in the age of Cambridge Analytica."

- Looks like there's a pretty neat photography exhibition, "Bibliophile," up now (through 28 October) at Boston's Panopticon Gallery. I'm sorry to miss it, but if you're in the area, might be worth a visit.

- Coming this month from the University of Pennsylvania Press, Lindsay DiCuirci's Colonial Revivals: The Nineteenth-Century Lives of Early American Books.

- The Atlantic has a new books section landing page.

- A grant will allow for the digitization of a large tranche of Church of Ireland records, the Irish Times reports.


- Diarmaid MacCulloch's Thomas Cromwell; review by Robert McCrum in the Guardian.

- Christopher Skaife's The Ravenmaster; review by Helen Macdonald in the Atlantic.

- Kate Atkinson's Transcription; reviews by Jennifer Egan in the NYTimes and David Treuer in the LATimes.

- Joanne Freeman's Field of Blood; review by David S. Reynolds in the NYTimes.

- Adrian Tinniswood's Behind the Throne; review by Anna Mundow in the WaPo.

- James Raven's What is the History of the Book?; review by Eve Houghton in the TLS.

- Daniel Donoghue's How the Anglo-Saxons Read Their Poems; review by Susan Irvine in the TLS.

Upcoming Auctions

- Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs at Lyon & Turnbull on 2 October.

- Printed Books, Maps & Prints, Travel & Exploration at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 3 October.

- Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography at PBA Galleries on 4 October.

- There are a few books among the sale of the Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams at Sotheby's New York on 4 October.

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