Saturday, March 26, 2022

Links & Auctions

- The AAS has released a new suite of videos and associated resources about printing in colonial British North America.

- The British Library has published a new edition of Bernard J. Farmer's 1956 bibliomystery Death of a Bookseller.

- From Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, "The 'Whitby' Psalter."

- Andrea Immel writes about a "Botched Book Curse" for the Cotsen Children's Library blog.

- Bookseller Ken Sanders is profiled in the Daily Utah Chronicle.

Upcoming Auctions

- Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Photographs & Books at University Archives on 30 March.

- Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 31 March.

- Autographs & Memorabilia at Chiswick Auctions on 31 March.

- Books in All Fields with Literature, Americana & Maps at PBA Galleries on 31 March.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Links & Auctions

- The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is coming up 1–3 April. This is always a fun event if you're able to make a visit to St. Petersburg!

- Some movement in the auction world this week, with Bonhams acquiring Skinner, Inc. The new firm will be known as Bonhams Skinner.

- From retiring AOTUS David Ferriero, "By the Numbers, 2010–2022."

 - Shakespeare & Beyond has an excerpt from Dennis Duncan's Index, a History of the.

- Over at Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, "Otto Ege's Psalter with 'Aves' (HL116)."

- Aja Romano writes for Vox asking "When will Hollywood discover Georgette Heyer?"

- At The Collation, "A Blessing to Booksellers" by Rachel Dankert.

Upcoming Auctions

- Bibliothèque M. D.: Livres Précieux at Binoche et Giquello on 22 March.

- Rare Books, Autographs & Maps at Doyle New York on 22 March.

- Fine Books & Ephemera at New England Auctions on 22 March.

- Fine Books and Manuscripts at Bonhams London on 23 March.

- Women Through History at Bonhams London on 23 March.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 24 March.

- Printed & Manuscript African Americana at Swann Galleries on 24 March.

- Fine Literature – Beats, the Counterculture & Bukowski at PBA Galleries on 24 March.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Links & Auctions

- Todd Peak, the man charged with the theft of rare comics from FSU, entered a not guilty plea earlier this month.

- Coming up on 17 - 20 March, the conference of the Ephemera Society of America, "Creating Places and Spaces."

- The ABAA will hold the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair on 21–24 April.

- LSU has acquired the Wyatt Houston Day Collection of Poetry by African Americans.

- A new website, Mali Magic, features more than 40,000 digitized pages from the Timbuktu manuscripts. See also coverage on the BBC.

- Over at Medieval Manuscripts Provenance, "The Antiphonal of Berardo da Teramo in 1924."

- The estate of J.R.R. Tolkien released some previously-unpublished images of Tolkien's manuscripts and paintings.

- Michael Durrant writes for Early Modern Female Book Ownership about Bangor University's copy of the 1540 Great Bible.

- Over on the NLS blog, "Sir Walter Scott and the historical novel."

- For The Millions, Lenny Picker talked to Dennis Duncan about his new book Index, A History of the.

- The University of Liverpool blog notes a new acquisition of an 1878 travel diary.

- From Christine Jacobson for the Fine Books Blog, "At Risk: Ukraine's Museum of the Book and Printing."

- Susan Martin writes for the Beehive on "Behind the Scenes: Challenges in Processing."

Upcoming Auctions

- Livres de Photographies at Ader on 14 March.

- Livres anciens du XVe au XIXe siècle, Voyages, Sciences & Médecine at ALDE on 16 March.

- Two Day Book Sale at Keys Auctioneers on 16–17 March.

Sunday, March 06, 2022

Links & Auctions

- Rebecca Romney has an essay in Uncanny Magazine, "Resisting the Monolith: Collecting as Counter Narrative."

- There's a new provenance mystery for us from the Middle Temple Library.

- Over on the Cotsen Children's Library blog, "A Rare Print Makes a Poor Fan But a Great Find!" [With many thanks to John Overholt for pointing out the inclusion of a book I collect in the image!]

- From The Bookhunter on Safari, "Becoming a Book-Hunter."

- Erin Blake writes for The Collation on "18th-century watchpapers."

- Alison Flood reports for the Guardian on Susan Jaffe Tane's recent donations of Poe items to the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA.

- From Jerry Morris, "About William Strunk, Jr. and his Other Books."

Upcoming Auctions

- Books & Manuscripts including the Monsieur X Collection at Artcurial on 8 March.

- American Historical Ephemera & Photography at Hindman on 8 March.

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 10 March.

- Decorative and Graphic Arts with Illustrated & Antiquarian Books, Fine Press & Fine Bindings at PBA Galleries on 10 March.

- Rare Books & Ephemera at Addison & Sarova on 12 March.

- Bookworm Sale at Addison & Sarova on 13 March.