Saturday, November 21, 2020

Links & Auctions

- The IOBA Virtual Book Fair continues through the weekend! And get ready for the Getman's Virtual Bibliophilic Holiday Gift Fair, coming up 4–7 December.

- Dorothy Berry is in the "Bright Young Librarians" spotlight this week.

- From Valerie-Anne Lutz for the APS blog, a look back at Laura E. Hanson, the APS librarian from 1926 to 1941.

- There's a 37-minute documentary up about the making of the first issue of Inscription.

- The British Library has acquired the Lucas Psalter, a late-15th-century illuminated psalter made in Bruges for an English patron. The volume features the work of the Master of Edward IV, and is in a roughly contemporary red velvet binding.

- Jay Moschella has been updating and generally sprucing up the BPL's guide to their collection of incunabula.

- Mitch Fraas documents a busy acquisitions week for the Penn Libraries.

- There's a new book out on art provenance (edited by Arthur Tompkins) from Lund Humphries.

- Yet another volume of previously unpublished Tolkien essays on Middle Earth will be released in June.

- From April Armstrong for Princeton's Mudd Manuscript Library blog, a post about how Princeton got its colors.

- And over on the Princeton Graphic Arts collection blog, a profile of the Hours Press.

- Erin Blake writes for The Collation, "Creating John Gregory's Bas Reliefs at the Folger."

- From the BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog, "Parchment in prison: imprisoned medieval writers."

Upcoming Auctions

Histoire Postale: Guerre de 1870–1871 (Aristophil 40) at Aguttes on 24 November.

- Rare and Important Items at Kedem Auctions on 24 November.

- Rare Books, Autographs & Maps at Doyle on 24 November.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 25 November.

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