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.

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