Sunday, November 24, 2019

Status Update

Just a quick holding post. The move is made, the books have arrived, and I am unpacking. It will surprise absolutely no one to know that having piles of boxes all over my house makes me antsy, so I'm going to hold off for this weekend on catching up with links and reviews so that I can focus on getting books on shelves. But I've got a long list of saved things to share, and I will be back with them again very soon!

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Links & Reviews

Don't forget, coming up soon is the wonderful Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, and of course the "shadow show" on Saturday, 16 November, the Boston Book, Print and Ephemera Show. I'm also much looking forward to seeing the current Boston Athenaeum exhibition. I don't know that I'll get another post in here before I head up north, so there may be a period of radio silence here until I get through the next few weeks.

- From Jessica Terekhov at Notabilia, "Book Nooks and Collectors' Corners at Princeton."

- Over on the Royal Society's Repository blog, Ellen Embleton on Charles Piazzi Smith's scrapbook of an 1858 scientific expedition to Tenerife.

- At Res Obscura, "Enlightenment-era Ghosts and the History of Technology."

- The sixth volume of essays from Public Domain Review is coming soon.

- At Sammelband this month, Cait Coker on "Finding Women in the Historical Record."

- Yale News highlights a new exhibit at Sterling Library, "From East to West: The History of the Chinese Collection at Yale, 1849–2019."


- Alan Taylor's Jefferson's Education; review by Drew Gilpin Faust in the WaPo.

- Eric Foner's The Second Founding; review by John Fabian Witt in the WaPo.

Upcoming Auctions

- Manuscripts, Rare Books & Apollo Related Items at University Archives on 5 November.

- Library of a Midwestern Collector at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on 5 November.

- Printed Books, Maps & Prints at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 6 November.

- Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on 6 November.

- On the Shoulders of Giants: A Brief History of Big Ideas at Christie's (online); ends on 7 November.

- Art & Illustration – Fine Books at PBA Galleries on 7 November.

- Collection Geneviève & Jean-Paul Kahn at Pierre Bergé on 7 November.