Sunday, December 08, 2019

Links & Auctions

- The December Sammelband post is Kate Ozment's "Teaching with Enumerative Bibliography."

- From Frankie Chappell on the Royal Society's blog, "The great plaintain debate."

- Over on the BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog, "Medieval bookbindings: from precious gems to sealskin."

- Peter Kidd has begun a series of posts on "The Manuscripts of T. O. Weigel," beginning with an examination of the catalogs of the collection.

- In the Irish Times, an exciting update on the effort to virtually recreate the records destroyed in the 1922 fire of the Public Records Office.

- The second Type Punch Matrix catalog, "Classics Pulped," is out and makes for absolutely excellent reading.

- From Christie's, "5 minutes with ... the Ireland Shakespeare Forgeries."

- Johns Hopkins University has acquired a copy of John Addington Symonds' A Problem in Greek Ethics; this is just the sixth known surviving copy of the first edition (of a total run of ten copies). See also the bookseller's description of this important volume.

- Mike Kelly is profiled in the Amherst student newspaper "Staff Spotlight."

Upcoming Auctions

- Illustration Art at Swann Galleries on 10 December.

- Max & Béatrice Cointreau Library at Artcurial on 10 December.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions (online) on 10 December.

- Rare Books & Literature at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers on 10 December.

- English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations (online) at Sotheby's ends on 10 December.

- Ansel Adams and the American West: Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography at Christie's New York on 10 December.

- Important Books, Atlases, Globes & Scientific Instruments from the Collection of Nico and Nanni Israel at Christie's London on 11 December.

- Shakespeare and Goethe: Masterpieces of European Literature from the Schøyen Collection at Christie's London on 11 December.

- Valuable Printed Books & Manuscripts at Christie's London on 11 December.

- Printed Books, Maps & Documents at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 11 December.

- Modern Literature & First Editions, Children's, Private Press & Illustrated Books at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 12 December.

- Livres Anciens–XXe Siècle at ALDE on 12 December.

- Éditions Originales du XIXe au XXIe Siècle at ALDE on 12 December.

- Livres Anciens & Modernes at Pierre Bergé on 13 December.