Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Nov 2017

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The Great Florida Bibliophile Society Book Swap Meet
Sunday, Nov 19th 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Seminole Community Library
Buy, Sell, or Trade Books (ten-book limit)
Swap Stories About Books With Other Bibliophiles

Lecture on Korean Papermaking at the Albion Nov 7, 7 pm

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair
Nov 10-12

A Presentation of Pressing On:  The Letterpress Film
At the Grolier Club Nov 14th 6 pm  RSVP
Open to the Public 


Adventures of a Bibliophile


Julian Edison's Resources on Miniature Books at Washington University

Elvis:  A Life in Books

History Fangirl at Marsh's Library in Dublin

Perfect Measuring

R.R.B. About an Exhibition on the Art of Mortality

Panel on American Periodicals
 in the Watkinson Library, Trinity College on You Tube


My Sentimental Library

Before the News Went Fake:  A Tour of Books About the Press

Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac

George & Lizzie:  A Novel by Nancy Pearl

Cursory Remarks About Politics

The Sad Proof Truth About My Your President

All my blog posts are posted on My Blog Browser


Dien Bien Phu:  The Epic Battle America Forgot by Howard R. Simpson, Washington, D. C.: Potomac Books 2005

The English Dictionary From Cawdrey to Johnson, 1604-1755 by DeWitt T. Starnes, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1946

Noah Webster and the American Dictionary by David Micklethwait, Jefferson, N.C: McFarland, 2000

A History of Book Illustration: The Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Bookd by David Bland, London: Faber and Faber, 1969

Nomonhan 1939: The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II by Stuart D. Goldman, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012 (inscribed by the author at his presentation before the Florida Bibliophile Society on 10/15/17)

The Mobility of the Negro; A Study in the American Labor Supply by Edward Erwin Lewis, New York: Columbia University Press, 1931

My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson by Alfred Havbegger, New York: Random House, 2001

A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green, London: Macmillan, 1894 ($5 complete in 4 vols- needs rebacking-added to my bookbinding pile)

Our Village by Mary Russell Mitford, London: J. M. Dent, n.d.(Everyman's Library No. 927) (mint)

Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb, London: J. M. Dent, 1932 reprint (mint)

Compensation by Ralph Waldo Emerson, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1910 reprint (10 cents)

Curiosities of Literature by John Sutherland, New York: Skyhorse Pubs., 2009

The Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes by John Sutherland, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975

A Dictionary of Literary Terms by Sylvan Barnet,Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1960

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou, New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996

New York: A Collection From Harper's Magazine New York: Gallery Books,1991

Under the Covers and Between the Sheets: The Inside Story Behind Classic Characters, Authors, Unforgettable Phrases, and Unexpected Endings by C. Alan Joyce Pleasantville: Reader's Digest, 2009

Exploring J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit by Corey Olsen, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2012

Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg, New York: Dutton, 1978

Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol I by Mark Twain, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010

The Battle for Germany by H. Essame, London:Batsford, 1969

Keys to the Kingdom by Bob Graham, New York: Vanguard Press, 2011

The Panther by Nelson Demille, New York: Grand Central Pub. 2012

Out of Range by C. J. Box. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2005

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero by David Maraniss, New York Simon & Schuster, 2006

Dewey: A Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron, New York: Grand Central Pubs.,2008

Monday, October 2, 2017

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Oct 2017

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Florida Bibliophile Society Guest Speaker Dr. Stuart D. Goldman
will give a power point presentation about
Nomonhan, 1939:  The Red Army Victory That Shaped WWII
1:30 pm Sunday Oct 15, 2017
University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Friends of the Library Book Sale Oct 21-25
430B North Main St. Gainesville, Florida
 500,000 Books!

The Lewis Carroll Society of North America

13 Bookstores in and around Rochester, New York
 are having a Bookshop Tour this month!


Check out the other Book Fairs around the Country this month!


Jessica Kahan's TheGoodBadBook

Congrats to Jessica Kahan.!  She was the $1000 winner of the 2017 Honey & Wax Collecting Prize!


From the Guild of Book Workers

From AtlasObscura

From Literary Hub Last Summer

N.Y. Times Index

OCLC Classify:  An Experimental Classification Web Service


My Sentimental Library

Passages From Lambians in My Library, Large and Small

Biblio Researching

Researching the Provenance of the Autograph Manuscript of Dream Children; A Reverie

Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac

The Restless Gamble in Our Electoral System by James Michener

Cursory Remarks About Politics

The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System
Posted in Contemplations... as a book review and here as a political post.


George and Lizzie: a Novel by Nancy Pearl, New York: Touchtone Books, 2017

Single Tax Conference Held in New York City, November 19, 20, 1910 Under the Auspices of the Joseph Fels Fund Commission, Cincinnati: The Commission, 1911

Writer's Year Books by Aron M. Mathieu, Cincinnati, 1943

The MLA Style Sheet by The Modern Language Association of America, 1973 (second edition)

De Re Medica by Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, 1951

Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky, Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2004

A Restless People: Americans in Rebellion 1770-1787 by Oscar and Lilian Handlin, Garden City: Anchor Press, 1982 (Final Galley Proof)

Editorial Writing by Jesse Earle Bowden, The University of West Florida Comm Arts Course 4991

The Street Sweeper: A Novel by Elliot Pearlman, Toronto: Bond Street Books, 2012

El Tigre by John H. Manhold, Shoot Magazine Corporation, 2007 (signed)

The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco, New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1995

Dictionaries:  Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, latest issue

Friday, September 1, 2017

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Sept 2017

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Texas Disaster Relief

Come Listen to Michael VanPutte,
Author of
  Walking Wounded:  Inside the U. S. Cyberwar Machine
At the Sept 24th meeting of the Florida Bibliophile Society.
1:30 pm at the Seminole Community Library, Seminole, Florida.

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Sep 8-10th

PopUP Mania at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

Other Book Fairs

Friends of the Library Fall 2017 Book Sale
Oct 21-25 Gainesville, Fl.
Follow the Pied Piper to 500,000 Books!


Adrian Barlow's Blog


Terms That Bind

The DNA of Religious Books

A Southern Cookbook Collection

A Photography Quiz!

Select the photographer who created this photo!

a. Ansel Adams
b. Timothy Hogan
c. Todd Morris
d. Jeremy Cowart
e. Michael Kenna
Answer at the end of this post.


My Sentimental Library
Bathrooms, Outhouses, and Bodily Functions

Cursory Remarks About Politics
Charlottesville: Two Sides to a Story


My Sentimental Library:
Charles Lamb and His Books

Contemplations of Moibibliomaniac:
Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System by James A. Michener (1969)


The Past As Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays, Paul T. Ruxin  Edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport and Gordon Pradl, Subscriber's Edition (225 copies). The Caxton Club, The Club of Odd Volumes, The Johnsonians, The Rowfant Club. 2017

The Dramatic Essays of Charles Lamb edited by Brander Matthews, New York:  Dodd, Mead and Company, 1891,

The Paris Librarian:  A Hugo Marston Novel by Mark Pryor, Amherst, N.Y.:  Seventh Street Books, 2016

Treasures of Britain and Treasures of Ireland.  Published by Drive Publications Ltd for the automobile Association, Fanun House, Basingstroke, Hans, 1984 (4th edition)

This Book is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All  by Marilyn Johnson, New York:  Harper, 2010

The Adventures of Max and Sandy:  Three Short Stories About a Yellow Labrador Retriever Named Max and a Siamese House Cat Named Sandy who Solve Mysteries by A. E. Talone, Enumclaw, Wa.: Annotation Press, 2006 (signed by author)

Answer to Photography Quiz:
If you answered "c" you are correct.

Says my son,  a civilian weatherman for the U.S. Air Force :
"When you were taking 8 second exposures to capture lightning and didn't realize the shutter was pressed again as you started walking back inside.

Shame I'm not an already famous photographer; I could probably call this 'art' and sell it!"

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Aug 2017

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How to Cure Rocky Mountain Book Fever

Mastering the Masters, Morris Library, UDEL, Aug 9th

Miniature Book Fair, Oakland, August 13th 

Papermania Plus, Hartford


All About Little Blue Books

Jeff Peachey on Miniature Books and Gargantuan Books

Bruce E. McKinney on the Complications of Collections for a 70 Year Old

NYC: Book Row

Hogarth's London:  Then and Now

Detective Pilcrow and the Search for Missing Punctuation
Read the Full Transcript or Listen to the Podcast


 My July post to My Sentimental Library blog was on cookbooks. And when I saw that Vulpes Libris would be posting about cookbooks in July as well, my choice for Blog Pick of the Month was a no-brainer.

Vulpes Libris


My Sentimental Library

A Conglomeration of Cookbooks Collected By a Man Who Doesn't Cook

Contemplations of Moibibliomaniac

Tales From the Dodger Dugout by Carl Erskine

Cursory Remarks About Politics (CRAP)

Some Not-So-Great News Clippings From Down Under

Seeing Red, Feeling Blue, and Turning Purple

Lady Justice Smiling Down


My Sentimental Library

August:  Bathrooms, Outhouses, and Bodily Functions

September:  Charles Lamb and His Books

Contemplations of Moibibliomaniac

Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System by James A. Michener (1969)


The Samuel Johnson Encyclopedia by Pat Rogers, Westport:  Greenwood Press, 1996

The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, Seventh Series, Volume 18 Number 2, June 2017

The Southern Johnsonian  Vol 24 No. 85 June 2017 (The Johnson Society of Australia)

"Magnificence of Promises:"  Samuel Johnson and Advertising by Kate Burridge,  The David Fleeman Memorial Lecture 2013, Melbourne:  The Johnson Society of Australia, 2017

The Message of the Scrolls by Yigael Yadin, New York: Simon and Shuster, 1957 (3rd printing)

The Bluffer's Guide to Literature by Martin Seymour-Smith and Eugene Rachlis. New York: Crown Publishers, 1971

The Fine Art of Printing:  An Address Delivered Before a Convention of the American Library Association at Berkeley, California in 1915 by T M. Cleland, New York: NYPL, 1960

Edmund Geste and His Books  by  David G. Selwyn, London: Bibliographical Society, 2017

Books on Ice:  British & American Literature of Polar Exploration by David H. Stam & Deirdre C. Stam, New York:  The Grolier Club 2005

The Newberry Library Bulletin, Vol. VI, No. 10, May 1979 (contains "Footnotes to the History of Classification" by David H. Stam)

"Congering" the Past:  The Books of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1881-84), Before and After by David H. Stam, Philadelphia:  American Philosophical Society, 2013 (an offprint from North by Degree: New Perspectives on Arctic Exploration, a 2013 publication by the American Philosophical Society of a lecture delivered five years earlier at the International Polar Year symposium  at the Philadelphia Museum of Natural Science)

"Prove All Things:  Hold Fast That Which Is Good":  Deaccessioning and Research Libraries by David H. Stam, [Chicago]: ACRL, 1982 (an offprint from College and Research Libraries, January 1982)

"Innocents on the Ice:"  The Evolution of an Exhibition by David H. Stam, New Yoek:  Grolier Club, 2006  (an offprint from Gazette of the Grolier Club, Number 57, 2006)

Bassett Jones, the Grolier Club, and the 1932 Polar Exhibition:  Two Thousand Items and Counting by David H. Stam, New York:  Grolier Club, 2010, {an offprint from Gazette of the Grolier Club, No. 61, 2010)

Spy Schools:  How the CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities by David Golden, New York:  Henry Holt and Company, 2017 (Advance Reader Copy–book due out Oct 2017)

The Italian Letter:  How the Bush Adminisitration Used a Fake Letter to Build the Case for War in Iraq by Peter Eisner and Knute Royce, Emmaus, Pa: Rodale, c2007

Provincial America 1690-1740 by Evarts Boutell Greene, New York:  J. & J. Harper, 1968 (1905)

The English Language by R. W. Burchfield, London: Folio Society, 2006

No Phoenix, No Ashes:  The United Nations and Its First Years by Bruce McCullen, York, Pa: Maple Press, 1951

The Six Nations of New York:  The 1892 United States Extra Census Bulletin by Robert W. Venables, Ithaca:  Cornell University Press, 1995.

The Gospels of Saint Matthew, Saint Mark, Saint Luke and Saint John, Together With the Acts of the Apostles, According to the Authorized King James Version, with Reproductions of Religious Paintings in the Samuel H. Kress Collection by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York:  Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1959.

Sir Tristrem:  A Metrical Romance of The Thirteenth Century by Thomas of Erceldoune, Called The Rhymer.  Edited From the Auchinleck Ms. by Walter Scott, Esq.  Edinburgh:  Printed for Archibald Constable and Company 1811

And finally

Funk & Wagnalls Standard Encyclopedia of the World's Knowledge New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, [1912], 25 volumes (This set rests on a makeshift shelf which fits on top of the bookcase in the hallway outside of my library proper).

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