Monday, July 14, 2014

Links & Reviews

- Newly available as free PDFs, DCRM(Books) and DCRM(Serials). DCRM(Graphics) is also available in the same format.

- On the Houghton Library blog, John Overholt writes about the re-acquisition of a set of Addison's works that were acquired by Harvard in the aftermath of the 1764 fire, but later removed as duplicates.

- Patrons have emptied the shelves of a small Devon village library after planned funding cuts threatened to close the library.

- The WaPo reports on the Folger Library's ambitious plan to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016 by exhibiting a First Folio in every U.S. state, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

- New from USGS, Historical Topographic Map Explorer, which I'm looking forward to playing with. Read about it here.

- Rick Gekoski writes for The Guardian on "How to get ahead - or at least stay afloat - in the rare book trade."

- Elizabeth Yale writes at The Atlantic on "The Mortality of Paper."

- From Midwest Arcadia, Susan Donahue Karetsky writes on "Lairesse Meets Bidloo, or, the Case of the Absent Anatomist."

- Jennifer Schuessler reports on several efforts to document early marginalia, including the newly-Mellon-funded project Exploring the Archaeology of Reading. More from JHU here.

- Sarah Werner works on identifying a distinctive leather bookplate at The Collation.

- Over at Notabila, an incunable containing an early leather bookmark with rotating column indicator.


- Fred Kaplan's John Quincy Adams; review by Alec Rogers in the Washington Times.

- Ben Shephard's Headhunters; review by Adam Kuper in the TLS.

- John Paul Steven's Six Amendments; review by Steven Calabresi in the WSJ.

- Michael Blanding's The Map Thief; review by Maxwell Carter in the WSJ.