Sunday, March 04, 2018

Links & Reviews

Note: there will be a pause in new posts for the remainder of the month; I'll be back in April with a hefty backlog of links to share, I'm sure!

- Coming up next Sunday morning (11 March) in New York, "Collections and Women: A Panel Discussion" at the Park Avenue Armory. Sponsored by the ABAA Women's Initiative.

- The Newberry has released a new policy relating to use of images from its collections.

- An except from Alexander Bevilacqua's The Republic of Arabic Letters is up on Literary Hub.

- Andrew Dickson goes "Inside the OED" for the Guardian.

- New exhibition at Yale Law School's Lillian Goldman Law Library: "Law Books Bright and Beautiful."

- Roberta Mazza writes for HyperAllergic about the illegal trade in papyrus fragments.

- From Yale News, word that another round of scientific tests is being carried out on the Vinland Map (and that Ray Clemens is editing a book about the map).

- Via Rebecca Romney's Book Curious newsletter this week, "The Papermaker" on Vimeo is well worth a watch.

- From Lisa Fagin Davis, "Fragmentarium: A Model for Digital Fragmentology."

- Kurt Zimmerman has made up a bit of a biblio-quiz about bookselling and collecting.

- Over at Rare Books Digest, a primer on bookplates and book-labels.

- Anne Marie Roos writes for the Huntington's blog about her recent research there into the life of Martin Folkes.

- Emory University has acquired a collection of Harper Lee letters. And from the NYTimes, "Harper Lee's Will, Unsealed, Only Adds More Mystery To Her Life."

- Eric White writes for the Notabilia blog about Princeton's copy of the first separate printed edition of Virgil's Bucolica.

- From Kate Ozment at Sammelband, "Teaching Ephemera: Pamphlet Binding."

- Susan Blickhan posts some background info and explanation about the BPL's crowdsourced transcription project for anti-slavery manuscripts.

- Pradeep Sebastian writes for The Hindu about the delightful biblio-mystery The Nijmegen Proof.

- Rare books at the California State Library were damaged this week when water came through the roof into the stacks.

- Crosscut profiles University of Washington special collections library Sandra Kroupa.

- Brodie Waddell has compiled a list of free online paleography resources (&c.).


- Three recent biblio-fiction novels reviewed by Rebecca Rego Barry at Fine Books Blog.

- John Y. Cole's America's Greatest Library; review by Ernest Hilbert in the WaPo.

Upcoming Auctions

- Printed Books, Maps & Caricatures at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 7 March.

- Rare Books Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions (in New York) on 7 March.

- Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books at Swann Galleries on 8 March.

- Fine Judaica at Kestenbaum & Company on 8 March.

- Fine Literature & Fine Books at PBA Galleries on 8 March.

- Photography: The First 150 Years at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 9 March.

- Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts at Bonhams New York on 9 March.

- The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 at Heritage Auctions on 10 March.

- 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings at Swann Galleries on 13 March.

- The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer at Sotheby's London on 14 March.

- Western Americana & Texana at Heritage Auctions on 17 March.

- Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes at Bonhams London on 21 March.

- Autographs at Swann Galleries on 22 March.

- Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography at PBA Galleries on 22 March.

- Fine Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 22 March.

- Rare Books & Paper at Addison & Sarova on 24 March.

- Books, Maps & Manuscripts at Freeman's on 28 March.

- Printed & Manuscript African-Americana at Swann Galleries on 29 March.