Saturday, February 27, 2021

Links & Auctions

- The California Virtual Book Fair is coming up on 4–6 March. See also their lineup of special programs for this year's fair.

- Not to be missed the online version of MÄ«haro Wonder: 100 Years of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

- From Mike Widener, "Printers' devices from law books," highlighting devices found in the Yale Law Library's rare book collections (more than 330 examples now up in their Flickr).

- From Adam Smyth, "Pronting Errors."

- The HRC's rescheduled Pforzheimer Lecture by Sarah Neville will now be held on 11 March.

- Over on the BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog, "Illuminated Canon Tables."

- Eve Kahn writes for the Grolier Club blog, "A Bibliophile Went Shopping, Or Maybe Not."

- From the Princeton Graphics Arts Collection blog, an "Index to Princeton's Audubon Birds."

- More from Peter Kidd this week on the dispersal of the collection of Rodolphe Kahn.

- From the Middle Temple Library's provenance mysteries series, a manuscript translation of Senault's De L'Usage des Passions by Henry Carey, Earl of Monmouth, with a list of Italian books appended.

- At Early Modern Female Book Ownership, a 1692 missal in French, with English Catholic provenance.

- The Minute Book of the United Sons of Salem Benevolent Society at the Clements Library has been transcribed!

- Brooke Palmieri will give the Charles W. Mann Lecture in the Book Arts at Penn State on 25 March. Sign up here.

- And coming up on 3 March at the Morgan, "The Women Who Made the Morgan."

- Congratulations to Jessica Camille Jordan, winner of the 2021 California Young Book Collector's Prize.


- Jonathan Senchyne's The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature; review by Tim Sommer for SHARP News.

Upcoming Auctions

- The Collectors' Sale at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers on 3 March.

- Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books at University Archives on 3 March.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 4 March.

- Fine Art, Photography & Prints at PBA Galleries on 4 March.

- Richard Margolis International Numismatic Library at Kolbe & Fanning on 6 March.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Links & Auctions

- The fifth annual Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize is now open for applications (due 1 June). See the post for all details.

- Over at Early Modern Female Book Ownership, a copy of Sandys' Paraphrase Upon the Divine Poems.

- From Emily Spunaugle at SHARP News, "Introducing Early Editions: Conversations with Emerging Researchers."

- Erin Blake writes for The Collation about the 24,000 new "preliminary records" recently added to the Folger's online catalog, what they are, and how to use them.

- CLIR has received a $4.4 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices program, which "will invite proposals to digitize materials that deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended."

- From the BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog, "Lady Jane Grey's Letters from the Tower of London."

- The Library of Congress has acquired the Aramont Library, along with a $1 million endowment for programming.

- Over at Book Historia, Alexandra Alvis on "No Mere Foppery: A Defense of Rainbow Bookshelves."

- Rebecca Rego Barry has a Q&A with the Biblio File's Nigel Beale for the FB&C blog.

- More than 500 volumes from the Johns Hopkins University Library's Women of the Book collection have now been made available via the Internet Archive. See this article for background about the collection.

Upcoming Auctions

- The Gentleman's Library Sale at Bonhams on 23–24 February.

- Highlights from the Medical Library of the Late James Tait Goodrich, Part II at Bonhams on 24 February.

- Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs at Lyon & Turnbull on 24–25 February.

- Fine Books & Autographs at Swann Galleries on 25 February.

- Comics at PBA Galleries ends on 25 February.

- Select Secrets: Rare & Important Magicana at Potter & Potter on 27 February.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Links & Auctions

 - The Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair is running through Monday over on Getman's Virtual.

- From Peter Kidd at Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, "The Dispersal of the Collection of Rodolphe Kann."

- A beta version of the new viaLibri design is now available.

- From Rebecca Rego Barry on the FB&C blog, news that the Horsham Museum & Art Gallery has acquired a copy of the rare 1750 pamphlet The Life of Thomas Munn.

- Over at Boston 1775, J. L. Bell takes up the question of early English editions of the Bible printed in the American colonies.

- From Gerard McKeever at Books and Borrowing, "Books for Borrowing: Walter Scott."

- Coming up on 25–26 February, "'Resistance in the Materials': A Gathering of Printers Pressing for Change." Free, but registration is required.

- Rebecca Romney has started a #rarebookwords explainer thread over at @typepunchmatrix - will certainly be worth watching!

Upcoming Auctions

- Printed Books & Documents, Maps, Decorative Prints & Watercolours, Military & Aviation History at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 17 February.

- Modern Literature, Private Press & Illustrated Books at Forum Auctions on 18 February.

- Books & Manuscripts at Freeman's on 18 February.

- Vintage Posters at Swann Galleries on 18 February.

- PBA Platinum – Rare Books & Manuscripts at PBA Galleries on 18 February.

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Links & Auctions

- The Firsts Canada virtual book fair is happening this weekend (5–7 February) and the Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair will be held next weekend, 12–15 February.

- The Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective has a new website with a gallery and links to their events.

- The Free Library of Philadelphia's First Folio, with annotations believed to be those of John Milton, is now available in hi-res digital form.

- From Jill O'Neill at Scholarly Kitchen, "Revisiting Nicholson Baker and the Retention of Print."

- The Middle Temple Library blog has another provenance mystery for us this month.

- Over at Early Modern Female Book Ownership, a colorful 1699 Book of Common Prayer.

- The British Library will loan the Lindisfarne Gospels to the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle for an exhibition scheduled to open in 2022.

- From Lisa Fagin Davis at Manuscript Road Trip, "Reverse-Engineering the Codex."

- Emma Sibbald writes for the University of St Andrews special collections blog on "Miss Elizabeth Foulis, an Invisible Borrower."

- The Italian culture ministry has acquired the library and archives of Umberto Eco.

- From Erin McGuirl for the HRC's "What is Research?" series, "The women who made Selznick's screenplays."

- The Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds has acquired Charles II's copy of the 1647 Beaumont and Fletcher Comedies and Tragedies.

Upcoming Auctions

- Travel & Exploration at Bonhams London on 10 February.

- The Frank Graff Collection of Rare Valentines from the Victorian Age at PBA Galleries on 11 February.

- Niagara Falls Guinness World Record Museum Displays at Ripley Auctions on 12 February.