Sunday, December 01, 2019

Links & Auctions

Okay: lots to pass along, sorry for the long delays with some of it!

- The Brontë Society successfully acquired the Charlotte Brontë "little book" offered at auction on 18 November. More from the NYTimes.

- Leadership of the Egypt Exploration Society provided a statement at the society's general meeting indicating that at least 120 papyrus fragments have been identified as missing and that the EES is working with Oxford University and the police to investigate. More from the ARCA blog

- Sarah Werner's has posted a couple excellent installments of her newsletter, Early Printed Fun: "Too Many 12mos" and "p's and q's."

- The director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum was fired in September after he loaned a manuscript copy of the Gettysburg Address to Glenn Beck's Mercury One "museum."

- Annalisa Quinn writes for the NYTimes on the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (T.L.L.). 

- There's an update on the Georgian Papers Programme from the Omohundro Institute.

- The Fall issue of the AAS Almanac is now available.

- From the Cambridge University Special Collections blog "The Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project: Apart, together ...," about how catalogers work with fragments.

- Applications for the 2020 Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship in Printing History are due to APHA by 5 December.

- New in Heritage Science, "Poisonous Books," a deep analysis of four bindings containing arsenic-filled paint.

- John-Mark Philo writes in the TLS on the recent identification of Elizabeth I as the translator of a Tacitus manuscript in Lambeth Palace Library.

- The Harry Ransom Center is hosting what looks like a great seminar this summer: "The Long Lives of Early Printed Books" (16–18 July). Applications are due before 15 February.

- Over at Early Modern Female Book Ownership, Ann Lake's copy of Richard Sibbes' The Soules Conflict (now at the Folger).

- The NYPL has acquired a collection of more than 150 Virginia Woolf-related items.

- A research team at Carnegie Mellon University has identified the printers of Milton's Areopagitica.

- The New Yorker "Double Take" column offered up a few of the magazine's pieces about forgeries and hoaxes.

- At Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, "Psalter Cuttings at Princeton and Yale, II."

- James Cummins Bookseller is looking for a bookseller/cataloger.

- The Huntington Library has acquired at auction two major collections related to American slavery and abolition.

- The American Trust for the British Library and Houghton Library have announced a new joint fellowship program.

- On the APHA blog, "Ands & Ampersands."

- Stephen Grant has the second part of "Henry Clay Folger's Deltiological Profile" at The Collation.

- On the BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog, "Classics lost and found."

- At The Collation, Kathryn Vomero Santos on "A Dictionary for Don Quixote" and Elizabeth DeBold on "Stuff in Books: A Conundrum."

- The Oddest Book Title prize for 2019 has been announced.

- Vanessa Knight writes for the Royal Society's blog on "The Collector Earl" (Thomas Howard).

Upcoming Auctions


- Aristophil 28: Germanica at Aguttes on 4 December.

- History of Science and Technology at Bonhams New York on 4 December.

- Relics, Autographs, Photos & Ephemera at University Archives on 4 December.

- Fine Literature, Featuring Two Private Collections at Bonhams New York on 5 December.

- Fine Literature – Bukowski & the Beats at PBA Galleries on 5 December.

- The Collection of James Kwis Leonard at Heritage Auctions on 5 December.

- Maps and Atlases at Forum Auctions (online) on 6 December.

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