Sunday, September 22, 2019

Links & Auctions

- More coverage of the Milton's Shakespeare discovery from the Guardian, the WaPo, the NYTimes, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Claire Bourne has a roundup of this and other media coverage on her blog, too, and FLP curator Caitlin Goodman offers a necessary corrective to (some of the) media coverage and notes that the First Folio at FLP has hardly "languished in obscurity."

- Over at Echoes from the Vault, "Mackintosh and Glengarry –  A Highland Provenance Adventure."

- At Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, Peter Kidd explores the manuscripts shown in the 1986 movie adaptation of "The Name of the Rose," and already has supplied some additional material.

- Oak Knoll is having a 50%-off sale on low-quantity titles from their backlist.

- Emily Perdue writes for the Cambridge University Special Collections blog about "A Surprising Find Among a Librarian's Letters."

- The BBC reported on the return of a curate's notebook to a New Forest church.

- A team from the University of Birmingham is seeking crowdsourced transcription help with the Estoria de Espanna, the first vernacular history of Spain.

- More too on the recent identification of a John Locke manuscript from the WaPo and the Guardian.

Upcoming Auctions

- Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection at Sotheby's London on 24 September.

- Books & Works on Paper at Chiswick Auctions on 25 September.

- Editions and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 25 September.

- Rare Golf Books, Art, and Memorabilia at PBA Galleries on 26 September.

- Printed & Manuscript Americana at Swann Galleries on 26 September.

- Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 26 September.

- Fall Auction at Arader Galleries on 28 September.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Links & Auctions

Another really excellent Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair last weekend! Up next are Rare Books LAX (5–6 October) and the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair (12–13 October), but my next fair will be Boston (15–17 November).

- From Sean Redmond for the NYPL blog, an important and useful post: "Historical Copyright Records and Transparency." See also Karl Bode's post for Vice about this project.

- Jason Scott-Warren proposes on the Cambridge Centre for Material Texts blog that the Free Library Philadelphia's copy of Shakespeare's First Folio may contain manuscript annotations by John Milton. He draws on recent analysis of the annotations by Claire M.L. Bourne in her article "Vide Supplementum: Early Modern Collation as Play-Reading in the First Folio," in Early Modern English Marginalia (Routledge, 2019). Claire has posted on this now, in "With(out) Milton: Dating the Annotations in the Free Library of Philadelphia's First Folio."

- The winners of the 2019 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize have been announced, and they are typically impressive. Well done to all!

- Opening this week at the Boston Athenaeum, "Required Reading: Reimagining a Colonial Library."

- In the LA Review of Books, Seth Perlow asks "Who Gets Emily Dickinson?"

- The Junto has a Q&A with Joseph Adelman about his recent book Revolutionary Networks.

- Over at Echoes from the Vault, "Collecting, Curating, Assembling: New Approaches to the Archive in the Middle Ages."

- Rich Rennicks highlights Ben Kinmont's Antinomian Press on the ABAA blog.

- Rebecca Rego Barry notes on the FB&C blog that a funding drive is ongoing to keep a collection of Charles Lyell notebooks in the UK. More than £200,000 must still be raised before 15 October.

- From Stephen Grant at The Collation, "Emily Jordan Folger's Deltiological Profile."

- RBM is looking for a reviews editor: applications are due before 30 November.


- Joseph Adelman's Revolutionary Networks; review by Jordan E. Taylor at The Junto.

Upcoming Auctions

- The Air and Space Sale at Bonhams New York on 17 September.

- Cartography – Americana – Exploration – Voyages: The Warren Heckrotte and Margaret Gee Collection (with additions) at PBA Galleries on 19 September.

- The Collection of Victor Niederhoffer: Books and Autographs and Books, Maps & Manuscripts at Freeman's on 19 September.

- The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part VI at Heritage Auctions on 21–22 September.