Sunday, August 26, 2007

Links & Reviews

As expected, quite a few more interesting things from the last couple days:

- Scott Brown announced a new collection of Nicholas Basbanes' essays to be published this fall; FB&C is offering deluxe and limited editions of Editions and Impressions: Twenty Years on the Book Beat to subscribers before the trade edition is released early next year.

- James and Ben Long's book The Plot Against Pepys (Faber & Faber) is reviewed twice in the Telegraph: by Noel Malcolm and Nicholas Shakespeare. One I'll have to hunt up, I think.

- From BibliOdyssey, images of knights from two books in the Polish National Library.

- Matt Raymond at the LC Blog discusses some interesting things found by interns among the Library's copyright deposits.

- Ed goes multimedia, offering up what sounds like yet another great BBC radio play, "Spy Nozy and the Poets" (I'm going to listen to it this afternoon; the link will be good until Tuesday). Ed also points out a hilarious scene from "Blackadder" on YouTube.

- A new biography of Scottish author James Hogg is reviewed in The Scotsman. Also from Scotland, a David Stenhouse review of Scotland's Books by Robert Crawford.

- Paul Collins inaugurates his "Search for the World's Most Boring Book Title".

- Michael Lieberman posts on a couple books which example reading in art.

- In the Boston Globe today, columnist Sam Allis chats with the Brattle's Ken Gloss.

- An Illuminated Life, a biography of librarian Belle de Costa Greene, is reviewed in the Washington Times; unfortunately the review indicates that Greene's scholarly contributions get short shrift.