Saturday, March 07, 2020

Links & Auctions

- The Library Company of Philadelphia and Penn have announced a joint symposium in honor of Michael Winship on 1–2 May.

- Christine Jacobson writes about the book trades as depicted in the new film version of Little Women.

- Over at Sammelband, "Teaching Manuscript: Lessons Learned from Quill-Cutting."

- The new Booksellers documentary opens this weekend; it is noticed in the NYTimes, NPR, the CSM, and the Guardian.

- Tony Dunnell writes for Mental Floss on "18 Surprising Things Stolen from Libraries."

- Two bibliospheric passings to note: Andreas Brown, longtime owner of the Gotham Book Mart, and Katharine Kyes Leab, editor of American Book Prices Current. Several of Kathy's excellent Rare Book School lectures are available to listen via their website, and I recommend them most highly.

- Heather O'Donnell speaks on the Biblio File podcast about the joys of buying, selling, and collecting books.

- The BL's Untold Lives blog reports on an exciting new Wynken de Worde acquisition.

- From William & Mary, some interesting work being done to identify the annotator of their copy of Newton's Principia.

Upcoming Auctions

- Livres Anciens du XVe au XIXe Siècle at ALDE on 10 March.

- Printed & Manuscript Americana at Swann Galleries on 10 March.

- Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts & Historical Photographs at Bonhams London on 11 March.

- The Medical & Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye, Part III at Bonhams (online) on 11 March.

- The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing (residual part) at Forum Auctions (online) on 12 March.

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