Sunday, January 30, 2022

Links & Auctions

- Congratulations to the new officers and board members of the BSA and APHA, elected this week.

- Taylor Dafoe writes for Artnet about the results of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg library sale at Bonhams this week.

- From Peter Kidd, "Another Unrecognized Budé Manuscript?"

- New from Lambeth Palace Library, a project to identify and document the provenance marks found in books from the Sion College Library collections.

- Over at Early Modern Female Book Ownership, "Lady Dorothy Long's Library."

- Adam Smyth's latest TEXT! installment is "Waste."

- Gerard McKeever writes for Books & Borrowing, "Anatomy of a Holding: Robert Burns at the Wigtown Subscription Library."

Upcoming Auctions

- Photographs at Hindman on 1 February.

- Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs featuring the Library of the Late William St Clair at Lyon & Turnbull on 2 February.

- The World of Anime at Bonhams New York ends on 2 February.

- 19th and 20th Century Vintage Posters at Bonhams London ends on 3 February.

- Comic Books at PBA Galleries on 3 February.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Links & Auctions

- The Ephemera Society of America's Virtual Ephemera Fair is open today and tomorrow (22–23 January) over on Getman's Virtual.

- The Bibliography Week schedule is up. The ABAA's Bibliography Week Showcase will be live on 26–27 January.

- Rebecca Rego Barry reviews the new Grolier Club exhibition of Glen Miranker's Sherlock Holmes collection for CrimeReads.

- Jerry Morris has a new post about his collection of early editions of Strunk & White.

- From Alan Krieger for the Notre Dame RBSC blog, "Seventeenth Century Dominicans Supporting the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception."

- Over at Books & Borrowing, "William MacGregor Stirling: Minister, Historian, and Antiquarian."

- Kurt Zimmerman has a new post about some recent wonderful association copies he's acquired, in "Every Book Its Story."

- From Clive Thompson, "A Search Engine That Finds You Weird Old Books."

Upcoming Auctions

- Manuscrits & Lettres Autographes at Aguttes on 25 January.

- Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana at Sotheby's New York ends on 25 January.

- Printed Books & Maps, The Sinclair Hood Library of Archaeology, The Charles Tomlinson Poetry Library at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 26 January.

- Histoire des Idées Politiques et Sociales – Économie Politique – Finances at ALDE on 27 January.

- Books & Works on Paper including Contents from the Estate of Paul Gallego at Chiswick Auctions on 27 January.

- The Library of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Bonhams New York ends on 27 January.

- January 2022 Auction at Arader Galleries on 29 January.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Links & Auctions

- Marsha Lederman writes for the Globe and Mail about the University of British Columbia's recent acquisition of a Shakespeare First Folio. And this isn't your standard "library buys book" story either - there are some interesting wrinkles! This copy, West 202 in the censuses, was previously at Meisei University (apparently with at least one intervening owner). Meisei seems to have deaccessioned two copies of the First Folio sometime in the last ten years, which I hadn't been aware of prior to looking in the censuses for info on this copy: their website now says they have ten First Folios, rather than twelve as before.

- Christie's announced their plans this week for the sale of Bill Reese's collection, including an exhibition of selected materials this month. Jennifer Schuessler has coverage in the NYTimes.

- Carissa Pastuch writes for the LC's Worlds Revealed Blog on "Al-Idrisi's Masterpiece of Medieval Geography."

- David Ferriero will retire as the Archivist the United States in mid-April 2022.


- Mark Argetsinger's A Grammar of Typography; review by Joshua Langman at Typographica.

Upcoming Auctions

- Literature, Graphic, Illustrated at New England Book Auctions ends on 18 January.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 20 January. 

- Important Americana at Christie's New York on 20–21 January.

- Important Numismatic Books at Kolbe & Fanning ends on 22 January.

- Bonhams had announced that their sale of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's library would begin on Wednesday, 19 January, but the auction page now redirects back to the main page. Not sure what's going on there but perhaps we'll learn something soon (maybe an institutional acquisition?). [Edited to add: the link seems to work again but the complete catalog still isn't available so, who knows.]

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Links & Auctions

- Getman's Rare Book & PaperPalooza continues through Sunday 9 January.

- Don't forget to register for upcoming Bibliography Week events sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of America. Some really excellent programming to choose from.

- A long-running publishing industry mystery may finally have come to a conclusion this week with the arrest of a man for wire fraud and identity theft.

- The BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog has an annual update on their digitization efforts.

- Over at Early Modern Female Book Ownership, a copy of John Suckling's Fragmenta Aurea from the library of Anne Coote Boyle, Viscountess Blessington.

- From Peter Kidd at Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, "Arthur Haddaway's Price-Code."

Upcoming Auctions

- Fine Books & Ephemera at New England Book Auctions ends on 11 January.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 13 January.

- Fine Literature – With the Beats, Bukowski & Counterculture at PBA Galleries on 13 January.

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Links & Auctions

Happy New Year!

- Daniel Boffey writes for the Guardian on the recent sale at auction of one of the smallest printed books, produced in 1952 by the Gutenberg Museum.

- Over on the Leiden Special Collections blog, "Tears behind a manuscript: the tragic history of a Dutch East Indies' officer."

- From Lisa Fagin Davis, "Fragmentology in the COVID-era Classroom."

- SHARP offers up Cecile Jagodzinski's "The History of Paper: A Select Bibliography."

- Over on the BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."

- Don't miss Michael Stillman's annual review of the top prices for books and manuscripts at auction in 2021.

Upcoming Auctions

- Rare Autographs, Photographs, Books at University Archives on 6 January.

- Books in All Fields with Americana, Travel, Maps & Art at PBA Galleries ends on 6 January.