Sunday, November 11, 2018

Links & Auctions

Coming up this week, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (16–18 November), accompanied of course by the Boston Book, Print, and Ephemera Fair on Saturday, 17 November.

- The concerted action of more than 600 booksellers around the world forced AbeBooks to back down from their plan to withdraw service from certain countries. See coverage in the NYTimes, the Guardian, Antiques Trade Gazette. Well done to all who helped bring about this result!

- David Pearson writes for the Cambridge University Library Special Collections blog about his current work on Cambridge bookbindings from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. He's interested in feedback and/or more information about Cambridge bindings, so feel free to contact him (info at the end of the blog post) if you can help.

- Over at Echoes from the Vault, Farshad Sonboldel highlights his recent work on updating catalog records for the Arabic and Persian manuscripts in the St Andrews collections.

- Jessica Bigelow writes about the incunabula in the collections of the American Antiquarian Society.

- On the N-YHS blog, "Lab Notes: The Florence Flood and the emergence of library conservation."

- Mary Fissell writes for the Huntington Library's blog on "A History of the Medical Book," a conference coming up there this week.

- Some drafts of the screenplay for The Wizard of Oz will be sold at auction next month.

- Abigail Cain writes about letterlocking for Atlas Obscura.

- Over on the Fine Books Blog, Barbara Basbanes Richter reports on big changes in the New Haven antiquarian bookselling scene.

Upcoming Auctions

- The Fine Cartographic and Printed Americana Collection of Evelyn and Eric Newman at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on 12 November.

- Fine Books and Manuscripts at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on 13 November.

- Rare Books, Autographs & Maps at Doyle New York on 13 November.

- 19th & 20th Century Literature at Swann Galleries on 13 November.

- Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History at Sotheby's London on 13 November.

- Fine & Rare Books at PBA Galleries on 15 November.

- Aristophil 11: Livres Illustres et Éditions Originales, Manuscrits et Lettres Autographes des XIXe et XXe Siècles at Ader on 15 November.

- Fine Books & Manuscripts at Skinner on 18 November.

- Livres Rare et Manuscrits at Christie's Paris on 20 November.

- Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby's Paris on 21 November.

- Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs at Bonhams London on 27 November.

- Russian Literary First Editions & Manuscripts: Highlights from the R. Eden Martin Collection at Christie's London on 28 November.

- The Craig Noble Collection of L. Frank Baum & the Wizard of Oz at PBA Galleries on 29 November.

- Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 29 November.

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