Sunday, October 27, 2019

Links & Reviews

- Over on the ARCA blog, "The Gospel Truth? How the laundering of papyri washes away its provenance sins."

- A great Book of Common Prayer over on Early Modern Female Book Ownership this week.

- Video from the recent Grolier Club/CODEX Foundation symposium is now available.

- Christine Jacobson is in the "Bright Young Librarians" spotlight this week.

- The Brontë Parsonage Museum has launched a fundraising appeal to purchase one of Charlotte Brontë's "little books" (the fifth "Young Men's Magazine") at auction in Paris on 18 November (part of the Aristophil liquidation).

- From Cambridge University Special Collections, Jill Whitelock on "M. R. James and the ghosts of the old University Library."

- Alison Flood reports on Stuart Kells' forthcoming book about Shakespeare's library for the Guardian.

- From the BL, "John Bagford, bibliophile or biblioclast?"

- More from Peter Kidd on that manuscript Bible noted last week.

- John Overholt was profiled in the Harvard Crimson.


- Erin Morgenstern's The Starless Sea; review by Lyndsay Faye in the NYTimes.

- Patrick Mauriès' Cabinets of Curiosities; review by Reagan Upshaw in the WaPo.

- Jon Clinch's Marley; review by Ron Charles in the WaPo.

Upcoming Auctions

- Topographical Pictures including Selections from the Kelton Collection at Christie's London on 29 October.

- The Sporting Sale at Bonhams Edinburgh on 31 October.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions (online) on 31 October.

- Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions on 2 November.

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