Sunday, December 16, 2018

Links & Reviews

- Rebecca Romney highlights a few of the favorite books sold through Honey & Wax this year.

- The debut issue of a new open-access journal, Fragmentology, is out.

- Yale's Beinecke Library has acquired the archive of David Sedaris.

- Penn will return two ninth-century manuscripts from the Schoenberg Collection to the Badia di Cava, a Benedictine abbey near Salerno from which the two documents were stolen, apparently at some point in the 1990s.

- Jen & Brad Johnson's work with the Thomas Mann House to recreate Mann's library is featured on the ABAA blog.

- Erika Jenns is in the Bright Young Librarians spotlight this week over at FB&C.

- At The Junto, a Q&A with Nick Bunker about his new book Young Ben Franklin.

- The Eastern Orthodox Church is suing Princeton University over several manuscripts they argue were looted from a Bulgarian monastery in 1917.

- From the Salt Lake Tribune, "Stolen Mormon memorabilia spotlight Latter-day Saint devotion to church artifacts."

Reviews

- Diarmaid MacCulloch's Thomas Cromwell; review by Rory Rapple in the WaPo.

- Margaret Willes' The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn and John Dixon Hunt's John Evelyn; review by Ruth Scurr in the TLS.

Upcoming Auctions

- Prints and Multiples at Bonhams London on 18 December.

- Important Judaica, including a Distinguished Private Collection at Sotheby's New York on 19 December.

- Mid-Winter Miscellany at PBA Galleries on 20 December.

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