Saturday, August 31, 2019

Links & Reviews

- Paula Reed Ward has an update on the legal wrangling in the case of thefts from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Library, which continues.

- Manuscript Road Trip goes to the lab this week, with "You Can't Argue with Science!"

- From Megan Constantinou for the Grolier Club blog, a note on an ownership inscription by the English Renaissance post Rachel Jevon in one of their books.

- Jim Hinck asks "Do Book Collectors Need Rules?" on the Vialibri blog.

- Laura Maiklem talks about her new book Mudlarking to Richard Lea for the Guardian.

- The ABAA passes along a theft report of books stolen from Roanoke, VA.

- The winners of the 2019 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest have been announced. Many congratulations to the winners!

- Roadtrippers visits the Book Club of California.

- Over on the BL Medieval Manuscripts blog, "Tweet, tweet," about avian debates in manuscripts.

- Alex Johnson offers some "Podcasts for Bibliophiles" on the FB&C blog - I would add Brattlecast and Behind the Bookshelves, at least. The latter had a great interview with Lisa Fagin Davis about the Voynich Manuscript recently which I recommend highly.

Reviews

- Leah Price's What We Talk About When We Talk About Books; reviews by Jennifer Szalai in the NYTimes and Dan Chiasson in the New Yorker.

- Jon Day's Homing; review by Helen Macdonald in the TLS.

Upcoming Auctions

- The Maurice Car Collection of Arts and Sciences Featuring Rare Books and Manuscripts at Heritage Auctions on 4 September.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions (online) on 5 September.

- Rare Books & Manuscripts at PBA Galleries on 5 September.

- Rare Books Signature Auction Featuring The Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction, Part II at Heritage Auctions on 5 September.

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