Sunday, February 27, 2022

Links & Auctions

- The sixth annual Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize is now open for submissions.

- Over on the BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog, "Meaning in the Margins of the Theodore Psalter."

- The Grolier Club has begun a blog series on their Japanese manuscripts.

- Mark Godburn's "Early Bindery Dust Jackets" is now available on the ABAA blog.

- New on Twitter, @bookprobate, featuring probate material concerning members of the early English book trades.

Upcoming Auctions

- Early Printing, Americana, Bibles at New England Book Auctions on 1 March.

- Travel & Exploration at Bonhams London on 2 March.

- Printed Books & Maps, Birds, Fish, Insects & Flowers at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 2 March.

- History, Military, Art, Early, Australia, Norman Lindsay, Private Press and more at Sydney Rare Book Auctions on 4 March.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Links & Auctions

- The Online Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair continues through today on Getman's Virtual.

- An Alberto Sangorski illuminated manuscript is missing from the Oakland University Libraries following a leak in December. See the ABAA report for details and contact information.

- Bamber Gascoigne, author of How to Identify Prints (and longtime host of "University Challenge") died 8 February, aged 87.

- On a new "Bite Sized Book History" episode, Allie Alvis talks to Rebecca Romney and Brian Cassidy of Type Punch Matrix, "What's a Rare Book Seller?"

Upcoming Auctions

- Maps and Atlases at Forum Auctions on 22 February.

- Lettres et Manuscrits Autographes at Ader on 22–23 February (Tuesday, Wednesday).

- African Americana at Hindman on 23 February.

- Modern Literature at Forum Auctions on 24 February.

- Vintage Posters at Swann Galleries on 24 February.

- Americana – Travel – Natural History – Maps at PBA Galleries on 24 February.

- Fine Books & Manuscripts at Potter & Potter Auctions on 26 February.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Links & Auctions

 - Todd Peak, 38, the head of security at Florida State University's Strozier Library, has been charged with the theft of some 5,000 rare comics from the library's collections. Charges include grand theft of more than $100,000, fraud, dealing in stolen property, and sale of stolen property using the internet. So far, only about 2,800 of the stolen comics have been recovered.

- The British Library has announced a major new project to digitize manuscripts, rolls, and charters connected to medieval and Renaissance women.

- The Museum of the American Revolution has acquired a collection of some 200 documents relating to Black and Native American soldiers in the American Revolution.

- Joanna Colclough writes for the LC blog, "Belle de Costa Green: Library Director, Advocate, and Rare Books Expert."

 - From Books and Borrowing, "Forgotten Best-Sellers: Mary Brunton's Self-Control (1811)."

- Cynthia Brokaw's Panizzi Lectures are now available for viewing.

- Adam Smyth's latest at TEXT! is "Grangerising: Exploding and Ballooning Books."

- There's a new Bite Sized Book History video up, "Magic Movable Pop-Up Books!"

- Another tranche of Copyright Historical Record Books are now available from the Library of Congress.

- New to me: "Digitization as a Teachable Feature, or 'How did those images get there?!'"

- On the JHI Blog podcast, Glauco Schettini interviews Hannah Marcus about her book Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy.

- From Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy, "Roughing it in the Bush: The Politics of the Book in Early Canada."

- A really lovely and interesting digital font project based on the Exeter Book.

Upcoming Auctions

- The Connoisseur's Library Sale at Bonhams London on 15–16 February.

- Printed Books, Maps, Decorative Prints & Watercolours at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 16 February.

- Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Photographs & Books at University Archives on 16 February.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 17 February. 

- Books and Manuscripts at Freeman's on 17 February.

- A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Photographs at Sotheby's New York on 17 February.

- Fine Books & Autographs at Swann Galleries on 17 February.

Sunday, February 06, 2022

Links & Auctions

- Rare Books Pasadena continues through today, and the California International Antiquarian Book Fair begins on 11 February.

- Sandra Hindman has a new post on the AbeBooks blog, "Explaining Books of Hours."

- From Keith Houston, "a fistful of manicules."

 - Catalogers, take note: DCRM (RDA Edition) is now available.

- Over at Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, "A Spanish Choirbook Dated 1522."

- James Joyce's grandson has donated a large collection of Joyceana to the University of Reading.

- From Books & Borrowing, "Forgotten Best-Sellers: John Moore's Zeluco (1789)."

- There's a new crowdsourced transcription project: Corresponding with Quakers.

- Rare Book Monthly articles for February include Michael Stillman's update on auction sales, Susan Halas' interview with Glen Miranker,

Upcoming Auctions

- Original Film Posters at Sotheby's London ends on 8 February.

- Fine Books & Ephemera at New England Book Auctions ends on 8 February.

- Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 10 February.

- Fine Photographs at Swann Galleries on 10 February.

- PBA Platinum: Rare Books and Manuscripts at PBA Galleries on 10 February.