Sunday, June 07, 2020

Links & Auctions

- The ABAA Virtual Book Fair ends later today; Firsts London continues through 12 June.

- Oak Knoll Books & Press has started posting some author interviews on their YouTube channel.

- David Pearson has a great post for Early Modern Female Book Ownership about some uniformly-bound and labeled volumes he was recently able to acquire from the library of Jane Pearce.

- Type & Forme have launched a new online exhibition and catalog, "Joseph Banks: A Lincolnshire Botanist in Australia." See also Rebecca Rego Barry's post on the Fine Books Blog.

- From Past & Present, a look at what some AAS staff members have been have up to during quarantine, sharing in the transcription of the Society's first donation book.

- Over at Jot101, a sniff at an early 20th-century book advertising gimmick, the perfumed novel.

- Henry Widener gets the "Bright Young Librarians" treatment this week.

- From the BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog, "Late manuscripts, bad manuscripts?"

- Rebecca Rego Barry has a rundown of some new books about books.

- Catherine Ansorge writes for the Cambridge University special collections blog about "Some Islamic manuscripts from Africa."

- Peter Kidd has a followup post identifying the collector(s) of a now-dispersed album of illuminated cuttings.

- BYU has acquired a collection of the Book of Mormon, including several copies of the first edition and first editions of all 149 translations.

Upcoming Auctions

- Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 9 June.

- Militaria Autographs at Alexander Historical Auctions on 9 June.

- Arts of the Islamic World & India at Sotheby's London on 10 June.

- Early Summer Sale at Arader Galleries on 13 June.

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