Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting May 2018


Click on the Hyperlinks Above the Images to Read the Articles 


ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EXHIBITS, SYMPOSIUMS,
AND OTHER BOOK-RELATED EVENTS


Florida Bibliophile Society Banquet
Brio Tuscan Grille, Tampa
Sunday, May 20, 2018 1:30pm
FBS Members and Guests Only
The members of the Florida Bibliophile Society were so impressed with the food and the service at Brio Tuscan Grille last year that they asked to hold this year's season-ending banquet there as well!

      Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Dell De Chant, Chair of Religious Studies, University of South Florida.  Dr. De Chant will speak on the religions of the world, their major distinctions, and how they interact in a pluralistic society.
     Lee J. Harrer will be awarding the prizes to the winners of the Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest at the banquet.  The two runners-up, Jaya Nair and Tara Kraft, will receive checks of $100 each, which were provided by the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and by Mike Slicker, Proprietor of Lighthouse Books.  The first-prize winner, Autumn Howard, will receive a check of $500, which was provided by Lee J. Harrer.
     Autumn Howard will read her essay at the banquet.  All members of the Florida Bibliophile Society will receive a keepsake published for the banquet, which contains the essays of all three winners of this year's Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest.
     And to add to the festivities we will hold a silent auction of books donated by Florida Bibliophile Society members!



FABS TOUR



Check out the Book Fairs and Other Events at Bookfairs.com



Listen to FBS Member Steve Eisenstein and His Guests on Saturdays 12-2 pm EST.



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Glenn Shea's Book Notes



FOUND ON THE WEB



A Paper by Paul Ruxin

Samuel Johnson's House of Abode


Women Book Cover Designers


The Roycrofters


RECENT BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library

From the Book Barn in Niantic, Ct. to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair in St. Petersburg, Fl.




Sunday, April 1, 2018

Biblio-Connecting Apr 1, 2018 to the Present



NOTA BENE




I had to start a new continuous post. The original post reached its limit in size and I could no longer add monthly posts to it. Here is the link to view the original post July 5, 2011 to Mar 2, 2018

Biblio-Connecting Apr 1, 2018 to the Present




Click on the Hyperlinks Above the Images to Read the Articles 


ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EXHIBITS, SYMPOSIUMS,
AND OTHER BOOK-RELATED EVENTS


Last month I posted a photo album of the Florida Bibliophile Society's tour of USF Special Collections.  Now a picture might be worth a thousand words, but when you add thousands of words to describe those pictures, it is well worth another look.  Kudos to FBS Secretary Gary Simons and The Florida Bibliophile Newsletter Editor Charles Brown:

FROM THE FLORIDA BIBLIOPHILE




Here are some photos of the presentation of Cameron McNabb, our guest speaker in March:

Cameron McNabb on Paradise Lost



FBS Speaker for National Poetry Month


FBS Member Peter Hargitai in Hollywood!
(link is below the image)


Peter was our speaker for National Poetry Month last year.  And besides his poetry, he talked about his book Daughter of the Revolution and gave a "behind-the-scenes look" of themaking of the documentary by Tunde Talas.  You can read about it in the May 2017  Florida Bibliophile.


Results of the Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest
See below

$500 Winner:  Autumn Howard, USF Sarasota-Manatee
$100 Runner-Up:  Jaya Nair,  St. Petersburg College
$100  Runner-Up:  Tara Kraft,  Arizona State University (online)

Autumn Howard will read her winning essay at the Florida Bibliophile Society Banquet at Brio Tuscan Grille, Tampa on May 20th. All thirteen contestants were awarded free FBS membership for the remainder of this season and next. Thanks go to the FBS members who distributed contest posters throughout the Tampa Bay area. We had thirteen students from nine different colleges submit essays. Thanks go to FBS founding member Lee J. Harrer for providing $500 towards the contest. And thanks go to Micheal Slicker, Proprietor of Lighthouse Books, and to the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association for providing $100 each towards the contest.



Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
Say hello to the members of the Florida Bibliophile Society at the Hospitality Table near the entrance to the book fair!  And stop by and see me and Irene Pavese on Sunday when we do book appraisals.


FABS TOUR




A personal milestone.  I finally completed the cataloging of the 255 volumes of dictionaries and other reference works that the American lexicographer Joseph E. Worcester bequeathed to Harvard in 1866.  I've been cataloging the books at my leisure for the last 18 months or so.  Next up is to catalog the 1395 volumes listed in a catalog of Worcester's personal library.  It will be easier to catalog them since they are listed by title only, whereas the 255 volumes given to Harvard were listed by author, title, date and place printed:
An American Lexicographer on Library Thing!





BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Kate, The Parchment Girl



FOUND ON THE WEB



FBS Member Ben Wiley's Review




Designing a Uniform Series





A Lightning-Fast Rare Book Appraiser






An Impressive Austin Dobson Collection at the Beinecke




Books that Started As Blogs







RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library


Another One That Got Away, One I Gave Away, and One That Headed My Way; or, The Adventures and Misadventures of MoiBibliomaniac



RECENT ACQUISITIONS


Collected Poems by Austin Dobson, London:  Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co 1909 8th edition, ALS and holograph poem

Party of One:  The Selected Writings of Clifton Fadiman by Clifton Fadiman, Cleveland:  World Publishing Co. 2005

Red Raider's Diary by Merrill Thomas Dewan, Pittsburegh:  Rose Dog Books, 2009, Inscribed by the author

Official Postmasters' Account and Record Book, Edmeston Post Office, Otsego County, New York, Jan 1911 to Dec 1912, Wm. L. Cooke, Postmaster

Cinderella: A Peepshow Book, Illustrated by Roland Pym, Long Island City:  Folding Books Ltd, 1947 (a pop-up book)

A Memoir on the Origin of Printing:  In a Letter Addressed to John Topham by Ralph Willett, Forest Hills, N.Y. :  Battery Park Book co. 1978

Selected Letters on Politics and And Society by Alexis de Toqueville, edited by Roger Boesche, Berkeley: University of California Press 1985

American Vertigo:  On the Road From Newport to Guantánamo (In the Footsteps of Alexis de Toqueville) by Bernard Henri Lévy, London:  Gibson Square 2006

Huck Finn's America:  Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece by Andrew Levy, New York:  Simon and Schuster 2015 (donated to the Florida Bibliophile Society monthly raffle).

Noah Webster's First Edition of an American Dictionary of the English Language  (facsimile edition) San Francisco:  Foundation for American Christian Education 2000 (12th printing)

Sir Winston Churchill:  His Life and Paintings by David Coombs Philadelphia:  Running Press 2004



Welcome to Biblio-Conecting May 2018




Click on the Hyperlinks Above the Images to Read the Articles 


ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EXHIBITS, SYMPOSIUMS,
AND OTHER BOOK-RELATED EVENTS


Florida Bibliophile Society Banquet
Brio Tuscan Grille, Tampa
Sunday, May 20, 2018 1:30pm
FBS Members and Guests Only
The members of the Florida Bibliophile Society were so impressed with the food and the service at Brio Tuscan Grille last year that they asked to hold this year's season-ending banquet there as well!

      Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Dell De Chant, Chair of Religious Studies, University of South Florida.  Dr. De Chant will speak on the religions of the world, their major distinctions, and how they interact in a pluralistic society.
     Lee J. Harrer will be awarding the prizes to the winners of the Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest at the banquet.  The two runners-up, Jaya Nair and Tara Kraft, will receive checks of $100 each, which were provided by the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and by Mike Slicker, Proprietor of Lighthouse Books.  The first-prize winner, Autumn Howard, will receive a check of $500, which was provided by Lee J. Harrer.
     Autumn Howard will read her essay at the banquet.  All members of the Florida Bibliophile Society will receive a keepsake published for the banquet, which contains the essays of all three winners of this year's Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest.
     And to add to the festivities we will hold a silent auction of books donated by Florida Bibliophile Society members!



FABS TOUR



Check out the Book Fairs and Other Events at Bookfairs.com



Listen to FBS Member Steve Eisenstein and His Guests on Saturdays 12-2 pm EST.



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Glenn Shea's Book Notes



FOUND ON THE WEB



A Paper by Paul Ruxin

Samuel Johnson's House of Abode


Women Book Cover Designers


The Roycrofters


RECENT BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library

From the Book Barn in Niantic, Ct. to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair in St. Petersburg, Fl.





Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Apr 2018


Click on the Hyperlinks Above the Images to Read the Articles 


ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EXHIBITS, SYMPOSIUMS,
AND OTHER BOOK-RELATED EVENTS


Last month I posted a photo album of the Florida Bibliophile Society's tour of USF Special Collections.  Now a picture might be worth a thousand words, but when you add thousands of words to describe those pictures, it is well worth another look.  Kudos to FBS Secretary Gary Simons and The Florida Bibliophile Newsletter Editor Charles Brown:

FROM THE FLORIDA BIBLIOPHILE




Here are some photos of the presentation of Cameron McNabb, our guest speaker in March:

Cameron McNabb on Paradise Lost



FBS Speaker for National Poetry Month


FBS Member Peter Hargitai in Hollywood!
(link is below the image)


Peter was our speaker for National Poetry Month last year.  And besides his poetry, he talked about his book Daughter of the Revolution and gave a "behind-the-scenes look" of the making of the documentary by Tunde Talas.  You can read about it in the May 2017  Florida Bibliophile.


Results of the Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest
See below

$500 Winner:  Autumn Howard, USF Sarasota-Manatee
$100 Runner-Up:  Jaya Nair,  St. Petersburg College
$100  Runner-Up:  Tara Kraft,  Arizona State University (online)

Autumn Howard will read her winning essay at the Florida Bibliophile Society Banquet at Brio Tuscan Grille, Tampa on May 20th. All thirteen contestants were awarded free FBS membership for the remainder of this season and next. Thanks go to the FBS members who distributed contest posters throughout the Tampa Bay area. We had thirteen students from nine different colleges submit essays. Thanks go to FBS founding member Lee J. Harrer for providing $500 towards the contest. And thanks go to Micheal Slicker, Proprietor of Lighthouse Books, and to the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association for providing $100 each towards the contest.



Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
Say hello to the members of the Florida Bibliophile Society at the Hospitality Table near the entrance to the book fair!  And stop by and see me and Irene Pavese on Sunday when we do book appraisals.


FABS TOUR




A personal milestone.  I finally completed the cataloging of the 255 volumes of dictionaries and other reference works that the American lexicographer Joseph E. Worcester bequeathed to Harvard in 1866.  I've been cataloging the books at my leisure for the last 18 months or so.  Next up is to catalog the 1395 volumes listed in a catalog of Worcester's personal library.  It will be easier to catalog them since they are listed by title only, whereas the 255 volumes given to Harvard were listed by author, title, date and place printed:
An American Lexicographer on Library Thing!





BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Kate, The Parchment Girl



FOUND ON THE WEB



FBS Member Ben Wiley's Review




Designing a Uniform Series





A Lightning-Fast Rare Book Appraiser






An Impressive Austin Dobson Collection at the Beinecke




Books that Started As Blogs







RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library


Another One That Got Away, One I Gave Away, and One That Headed My Way; or, The Adventures and Misadventures of MoiBibliomaniac



RECENT ACQUISITIONS


Collected Poems by Austin Dobson, London:  Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co 1909 8th edition, ALS and holograph poem

Party of One:  The Selected Writings of Clifton Fadiman by Clifton Fadiman, Cleveland:  World Publishing Co. 2005

Red Raider's Diary by Merrill Thomas Dewan, Pittsburegh:  Rose Dog Books, 2009, Inscribed by the author

Official Postmasters' Account and Record Book, Edmeston Post Office, Otsego County, New York, Jan 1911 to Dec 1912, Wm. L. Cooke, Postmaster

Cinderella: A Peepshow Book, Illustrated by Roland Pym, Long Island City:  Folding Books Ltd, 1947 (a pop-up book)

A Memoir on the Origin of Printing:  In a Letter Addressed to John Topham by Ralph Willett, Forest Hills, N.Y. :  Battery Park Book co. 1978

Selected Letters on Politics and And Society by Alexis de Toqueville, edited by Roger Boesche, Berkeley: University of California Press 1985

American Vertigo:  On the Road From Newport to Guantánamo (In the Footsteps of Alexis de Toqueville) by Bernard Henri Lévy, London:  Gibson Square 2006

Huck Finn's America:  Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece by Andrew Levy, New York:  Simon and Schuster 2015 (donated to the Florida Bibliophile Society monthly raffle).

Noah Webster's First Edition of an American Dictionary of the English Language  (facsimile edition) San Francisco:  Foundation for American Christian Education 2000 (12th printing)

Sir Winston Churchill:  His Life and Paintings by David Coombs Philadelphia:  Running Press 2004

NOTA BENE

My continuous biblio-connecting post Jul 5, 2011 to the Present has reached its limit in size.   I can no longer add monthly posts to it.  I started a second continuous post this month, Biblio-Connecting Apr 1, 2018 to the Present.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Mar 2018

Click on the Hyperlinks Above the Images to Read the Articles 


ANNOUNCEMENTS OF EXHIBITS, SYMPOSIUMS,
AND OTHER BOOK-RELATED EVENTS


A Photo Album of the Tour


Come Listen to Milton Scholar Cameron McNabb
Speak About John Milton and Paradise Lost
Sunday, March 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Seminole Community Library




The Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest ended last night.  And the judges are making their decision.  But I can tell you that there are more than a few young book collectors out there. We just need to get their attention!

http://www.floridabibliophilesociety.org/contest


N.Y. Antiquarian Book Fair Mar 8-11 2018


A Panel Discussion at the NYC Book Fair




Florida Antiquarian Book Fair Apr 20-22 2018


Check Out the Book Fairs and Other Events in Your Area




2018 FABS Tour of Delaware May 16-19 2018



Dolly Parton's Imagination Library


BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH
Dr. Jack Ross:  The Imaginary Museum
"On Collecting James Boswell" was the title of My Sentimental Library blog post last month. And Dr. Ross's blog post on Boswell fits right in.





FOUND ON THE WEB



UCLA's Professor Johanna Drucker, Staff and Students: 
 Their History of the Book



The Movable Book Society Awards


From The Guardian


Borges on Johnson and Boswell



RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library


On Collecting James Boswell


Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac

How Paul Fussell and Samuel Johnson Helped Me Write a Review
of Michael Wolff's Book, Fire and Fury


I also posted it on Cursory Remarks About Politics, or CRAP for short.




RECENT ACQUISITIONS


The Yard Dog by Sheldon Russell, New York:  Minotaur Books, 2009

Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing by Paul Fussell, New York:  Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1971

Life Magazine  October 1984

The Sackett Brand by Louis L'Amour, New York:  Bantam Books, 1983 (1961) 21st printing

Soviet Press Selected Translations by the Department of the Air Force  Sep-Oct 1986

The Story of Mary's Little Lamb published by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford, Dearborn, Mi. 1928

General Scheme of Pennsylvania by the United States Post Office Department, Railway Mail Service, Fifteenth Division, 1944

Tom and Jerry:  Goody Go-Round by Dee Francis, Racine: Whitman Publishing Company, 1967

Tom and Jerry's Party  by Steffi Fletcher, Racine:  Western Publishing Company, 1955

Leaves from The Log of the State Street Trust Company Privately Printed by State Street Trust Company, Boston, 1949 Second edition.

The Book of Intertype Faces  Brooklyn:  Intertype Corporation circa1930s; 512 pages; plus numerous advance proofs dated July 22, 1933 to April 15, 1937