Sunday, January 12, 2020

Links & Auctions

- Will Noel has been appointed AUL for Special Collections at Princeton University. Congratulations to Will and to Princeton!

- Charlotte Higgins has a long report in the Guardian about the continuing scandal of the stolen papyrus fragments. Much background on Dirk Obbink and the Oxyrhynchus collection.

- In the Atlantic, Cullen Murphy: "Before Zuckerberg, Gutenberg." (This is really about the importance of Elizabeth Eisenstein.)

- Betty Schellenberg writes for The Collation on "The Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Verse Miscellany."

- For the HRC blog, a Q&A with Bruce Hunt about the background of the Blaeu World Map.

- The American Museum of Natural History has begun a three-year initiative to make the museum's archives and memorabilia collections more accessible.

- Robert Caro's papers have been acquired by the New-York Historical Society.

- Liz Adams writes for the Devil's Tale on "The Satirist and Tinkerer, Hogarth."

Book Review

- Bruce Licher and Karen Nielson Licher's Savage Impressions; review by Paul Moxon on the APHA Blog.

Upcoming Auctions

- Fine Books, Maps, and Manuscripts at Revere Auctions (online) on 13 January.

Autographs, Books, Declaration Signers, FDR & More at University Archives on 16 January.

- Hebrew & Judaic Printed Books at Kestenbaum & Company (online) on 16 January.

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