Monday, April 3, 2017

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting April 2017

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On Sunday, March 19, 2017 the members of the Florida Bibliophile Society and their guests met The War Virgin: Laura Westley,  a West Point graduate and Iraqi War Veteran who read from parts of her book, War Virgin.  And she told us about some of her experiences at West Point and during the Iraq invasion known as Operation Iraqi Freedom that weren't mentioned in her book.  One long-time FBS member said it was the best presentation he's heard!  And almost everyone who didn't already have a copy of War Virgin  bought a copy of her book.


Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

The Florida Bibliophile Society Presents:
 An Afternoon of the Poet With Peter Hargitai

Sunday April 30 1:30 pm
Mcdonald-Kelce Library, University of Tampa

April is National Poetry Month!

Celebrating the Poet Edward Thomas

Compare Two Poems!

Over 7,000 Poems at

Paul Ruxin Book Prospectus

Thanks go to Gordon M. Pradl and Samuel B. Ellenport for compiling and editing this book. Paul  Ruxin was a lover of poetry and wrote about Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, and Rolph Humphries in Friday Lunch; talks he gave before the members of the Rowfant Club.

Notae Bene:  The subscription edition contains material not available in the open-access downloadable file published by the Trustees of Amherst College.

Download a PDF of the Book


Broadside Ballads from the Bodleian

Union First Line Index of English Verse

American Poems

Poetic Miscellanies

Love Poems From the Poetry Foundation


Many thanks go to James Caudle, former Associate Editor of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell, for providing the many Boswell catalogues and handlists to me for use in cataloguing the Boswell Library on Library Thing.  He kept us busy cataloguing the Boswell Library from October 2008 to August 2012!  Jim recently left Yale in order to live year-round in Scotland where he continues to research and publish on Boswell.

Many Tanks Jim!



Since the beginning of the New Year,  you, my readers, have viewed my monthly Biblio-Connecting blog posts significantly more than you have viewed my  monthly Sentimental Library blog posts!  That's why I selected Biblio-Connecting as my blog pick of the month.

My Biblio-Connecting Blog Monthly Pagecviews

My Sentimental Library Blog Monthly Pageviews

My Sentimental Library blog still remains my most popular blog, mainly because there are over eighty blog posts for readers to choose from.  But, thanks to you, my Biblio-Connecting blog is becoming more popular!

My Sentimental Library Blog Overview Chart

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 My Sentimental Library Blog:
     About Elliot Stock, Henry B. Wheatley and The Book Lover's Library Series

Cursory Remarks About Politics:  Or CRAP, for short.

     The Unaffordable American Health Care Act

     A Close Look at Our Old U.S. Refugee Admissions Program


Essays of a Book Collector: Reminiscences on Some Old Books and Their Authors by Claude A. Prance, West Cornwall, Ct: Locust Hill Press, 1989

A Reprimand and What Came of It by A. Edward Newton, Daylesford, Pa: A. Edward Newton, 1927. A gift from John Byrne.

Letter From America 1946-2004 by Alistair Cooke, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004

The Wright Brothers by David G. McCullough, New York: Simon & Shuster, 2015

Agitations: Letters to the Press by Bernard Shaw, New York: F. Unger Pub. Co., 1985

Report of the County Chairman by James A. Michener, New York: Random House, 1961

Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words by Josefa Heifetz, Secaucus, N.J: Citadel Press, 1974

Carl Erskine's Tales From the Dodger Dugout by Carl Erskine, Champaign, Il: Sports Publishing Inc., 2000

The Age of the Grand Tour: Containing Sketches of the Manners, Society and Customs of France, Flanders, the United Provinces, Germany, Switzerland and Italy in the Letters, Journals and Writings of the Most Celebrated Voyagers Between the Years 1720 and 1820... New York:  Crown Publishers, 1967

William Caxton and His Critics: A Critical Reappraisal of Caxton's Contributions to the Enrichment of the English Language by Curt Ferdinand B├╝hler, Syracuse:  Syracuse University Press, 1960

Eighty-Five Golden Florins: First and Rare Editions pf Favorite Books Selected by Christopher Morley; A Catalog of the Exhibition, April 30-June 23, 1976 by Erica Doctorow, Garden City: Adelphi University, 1976

Central Building Guide by New York Public Library, New York:  Printed at the New York Public Library, 1922

Pasco Collector's Hobby Is One For the Books by Ronnie Blair, New Port Richey, Fl: reprinted by Don Brady, n.d.  A Tampa Tribune article about book collector-turned bookseller George Spiero (one of the bookies).

Microwaves Zap the Book-Munching Lice by Smith -, New Port Richey, Fl: privately printed by Don Brady, n.d.  (his Clearview Press logo not in view).

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, New York: Random House, 2017

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