Monday, July 3, 2017

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting July 2017



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


1st Annual Detroit Festival of Books 


Other Book Fairs


Maggs Gets a Makeover


The Darwin Room



Houghton Library 75th Anniversary Symposium Oct 5-6. 2017




FOUND ON THE WEB


Elegant Presidential July 4th Speeches



Common-Place,  13 for 13




The False Folio Affair


Bookbinders on Strike!





The Venice Time Machine Project



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH




This picture is responsible for my blog pick this month.  It normally hangs on the side of the bookcase where the books of my New York Collection are.  Looking at that picture brings back many enjoyable memories of baseball as a player, a fan, and as an umpire.  I was thinking of writing about these memories in a blog post, titled "Maris, Mantle and Me."  But first, I wanted to make sure that no one else had used the title before.  Someone did!  Jack H. Markowitz of Philadelphia included the words in the title of a poem he posted on his blog, Please Ask, Do Tell


Ruth, Maris, Mantle and Me
When you are
Standing
In the batter’s box
And taking
Your turn
At bat
And you are
Going for
The record
And swinging
For the fences
It doesn’t matter
If you strike out
Once or twice

What matters
Most
Is connecting
Bat to ball
And sending
That beautifully
Stitched object
Over the fences
And into
The stands

Not even
The roar
Of the crowd
Can be heard
As you listen
To your heart
Pounding
In your ears
As you are
Rounding
The bases
And heading
For home
While waving
Your hat
To acknowledge
The fans
Who really
Care
And who
Have been
Rooting you on
Through thick
And thin
Through
Good times
And bad

Through the times
When you were
In a slump
And you
Could not
Find the strike zone
Even with the
Assistance of a
Seeing Eye dog

When I was
In a slump
In a funk
And couldn’t
Find my way out
I could hear the
Boos and taunts
And
I could feel
The tossed
Brick a brats
That came
Sailing out of
The stands

Throw the bum out!
Came the catcalls
Feed him to the dogs
Leave him on the road
As road kill!
And trade him for
Anyone
Because Anyone
Would be better than
Him!

Nothing is more
Fickle
Than the roar
And approval
Of the crowd

If you can count
Among your
Many admirers
And acquaintances
One true friend
Then consider
Yourself
The most blessed
Of all men

The imposters
Poseurs
Hangers on
And
Troglodytes
Come
In every shape
And every size
And they
Are always
Ready
To greet you
So long as you have
A paycheck
To cash

But as the old
Ditty used to say
Nobody
Loves
You
When
You’re
Down
And out

So please
Don’t worry
Or fret
My so-called
Buddies and
My so-called
Friends
I wasn’t going
To ask you
If you could
Spare
A
Dime

At least
Not just yet

Jhmarkowitz
Philadelphia, Pa. 2011




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What Happened to Me: My Life With Books, Research Libraries and Performing Arts by David H. Stam

The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by The Library of Congress


My Sentimental Library


Adrian H. Joline: Author, Autograph Collector, and Dofob



RECENT ACQUISITIONS


Frederick Locker-Lampson, A Character Sketch: With a Small Selection of Letters Addressed to Him and Bibliographical Notes on a Few of the Books Formerly in the Rowfant Library by Augustine Birrell, London: Constable and Company, 1920

The Life & Times of Leigh Hunt: Papers Delivered at a Symposium at the University of Iowa, April 13, 1984, Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Leigh Hunt's Birth by Robert A. McCown, Iowa City: Friends of the University of Iowa Library, 1985.

Leigh Hunt and the True Sun: A List of Reviews, August 1833 to February 1834 by David H. Stam, New York: NYPL, 1974 (offprint from the Summer 1974 issue of the Bulletin of the New York Public Library)

Harsh Words: An Address Delivered at a Meeting of the American Institute of Graphic Arts in New York City by T. M. Cleland, New York: The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1940.

Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone, New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 1999

The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by the Library of Congress, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2017

Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper by Nicholson Baker, New York: Vintage Books, 2002

George Payne Rainsford James: A Writer of Many Books by Adrian H. Joline, Privately Printed. No. 18 of 30 copies printed

Library of the Late Adrian H. Joline, Parts I-IX,  Dec 15, 1914–Feb 24, 1916  New York: Anderson Auction Company 1914-1916

The Book Collector and Other Papers by Adrian H. Joline, Privately Printed at the Literary Collection Press, Greenwich, Ct. 1904

Talks About Autographs by George Birkbeck Norman Hill, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896 (Adrian H. Joline's copy with his bookplate)

DESRON 10 Cookbook by the Wives of the Officers of DESRON 10 (Navy Destroyer Squadron) c.1970s

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern, New York: It Books, 2010








1 comment:

maureen e. Mulvihill said...

Pleased to see prominent attention, in your lead post, on the Detroit Book Club, 60 years & counting (strong testimony to Detroit urban support). Watch for my upcoming interview with its president, Frank Castronova, in the Florida Bibliophile Society newsletter, uploaded, with images, on the Society's website.

In the spirit, and thank you, Jerry,

Maureen E. Mulvihill
Member, Detroit Book Club.
Member, Florida Bibliophile Society (VP, 2012-2015).
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