Sunday, January 26, 2020

Links & Auctions

- A fourth stolen Columbus Letter has been recovered and will be returned to the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. This copy is from the Plannck I edition, and had been acquired by the Marciana in 1875. It is believed to have been stolen between 1985 and 1988, and in 2003 was sold to an American collector by an unidentified American bookseller. See the DOJ press release, or coverage in CNN, Delaware Online.

- This week's "Women in the Book Arts" symposium at the Grolier Club is available for streaming on YouTube.

- LitHub has a peek at the trailer for D.W. Young's new documentary "The Booksellers."

- From Lucy Kelsall for the Paul Mellon Centre, "Two bookbindings from the Oppé Library."

- In the Salt Lake Tribune, news that Ken Sanders' open bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City may be forced to close sometime next year due to impending redevelopment of the neighborhood.

- From Elle Hunt in the Guardian, "Dedicated followers: collectors of book inscriptions share their notes."

- An update on the "Rankin Files" over on the NLS blog.

- The collections of the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City are believed to have been destroyed in a fire this week.

- From Peter Kidd, "Unrecognised Brölemann Provenances."

- The National Archives blog has begun a series of posts on unratified constitutional amendments, starting with the very first proposed amendment (which would have changed the number of members of the House).

- David Ferriero posted on his AOTUS Blog "Accepting Responsibility, Working to Rebuild Your Trust" after last weekend's photograph controversy.

Upcoming Auctions

- Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana at Sotheby's New York on 27 January.

- Books & Works on Paper and Autographs & Memorabilia at Chiswick Auctions on 28 January.

- Printed Books, Maps, Documents, The Library of Patricia Milne-Henderson, Bookbinding Tools at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 29 January.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions (online) on 30 January.

- The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer, Part III and Books, Maps & Manuscripts at Freeman's on 30 January.

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