Sunday, March 01, 2020

Links & Auctions

- Rare Book Week New York is here!

- The group of Romanian nationals charged with the theft of rare books from a shipping warehouse near Heathrow at the end of January 2017 went on trial this week. Quite a lot more detail than I'd previously seen about the machinations ...

- Federal and state prosecutors were in court this week urging the return of a 1780 Alexander Hamilton letter (to Lafayette) to the Massachusetts State Archives. It is believed to have been among the items stolen by a library cataloger between 1938 and 1946, but is not specifically listed among the known stolen items when a list was released in 1950. It turned up after it was consigned to a Virginia auction house in 2018.

- Jennifer Schuessler writes for the NYTimes about recently-unveiled plans for a merger of the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Public Library.

- Don't miss Heather O'Donnell's tweet thread about a really fascinating manuscript she acquired last year.

- From the library of the Peterhouse Perne and Ward Libraries, "Independence Day," largely about the long-ago thefts from the libraries by Mark Fitzgeorge-Parker.

- Rare Book Monthly's March articles are available today.

- A 19th-century manuscript of Inca history stolen from the National Library of Peru during the Chilean occupation of Lima in the 1880s has been returned.

- TheBookGuide will cease publication at the end of March.

Upcoming Auctions

- Printed Books, Maps & Documents, Books from the Library of Dawson Turner, and the John Lawson Reference Library at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 4 March.

- Rare Books at Heritage Auctions on 4 March.

- Maps and Atlases at Forum Auctions (online) on 5 March.

- Rare Photography: Books & Images – The Robert Enteen Collection. With Illustration & Fine Books at PBA Galleries on 5 March.

- Fine Books and Manuscripts at Bonhams New York on 6 March.

No comments: