Sunday, July 20, 2014

Links & Reviews

- A copy of Lefevre's Recuyell of the Histories of Troye, the first book printed in English, sold for £1,082,000 at Sotheby's this week. The CSM reported on the sale.

- From Sarah Werner at The Collation, an exploration of symbols used as signature marks.

- Rebecca Romney writes on "Sterne's Tristram Shandy and Materials as Meaning."

- More on the Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe project from the CSM and The Guardian.

- In Prospect, Sarah Dry offers an excerpt of her new book The Newton Papers.

- Cambridge University has launched a new online exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of Vesalius' birth.

- At Yale Books, an interview with David Knight, author of Voyaging in Strange Seas.

- One of this summer's "catalog campers" at AAS, Samantha Cook, reports on her experiences working with the tremendously important Printers' File.

- The Supreme Court has refused to hear an "emergency petition" from Conan Doyle's literary heirs over a planned book by Leslie Klinger.

- Over at Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie, Lew interviews bookplate artist Daniel Mitsui.

- At Notabilia, Stephen Ferguson highlights a copy of Anti-Machiavel containing extensive manuscript annotations from other versions of the text.


- Andrew Pettegree's The Invention of News; review by Julianne Werlin in the LA Review of Books.

- Deborah Harkness' The Book of Life; review by Paula L. Woods in the LATimes.

- Lawrence Buell's The Dream of the Great American Novel; review by Sarah Graham in the TLS.