Thursday, February 1, 2018

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Feb 2018

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In addition to the $500 First Prize provided by the Florida Bibliophile Society, there will be two runner-up prizes of $100 each, provided by the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and by Michael Slicker, Proprietor of Lighthouse Books in St. Petersburg.  Kudos to Joshua G. Steward for designing the contest poster!

A Visit to USF Library Special Collections Feb 18 2pm

Wish We Were There! (scroll down)

Richard Minsky Receives American Printing History Association 
(APHA) Laureate Award

San Fransisco Feb 2nd and 3rd

Pasadena Feb 9th to the 11th


FBS Member Ben Wiley, Old Yeller, and the Jump for Jesus Moment

Literary Hub:  Emily Temple on Virginia Woolf's Book Covers

Twenty-Four Minute Interviews by Nigel Beale

Erik Kwakkel on Horn Books

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library

The Online Library of Liberty

The Bateau Tapestry


Jeremy Dibbell's PhiloBiblos
I Thought I Selected His Blog Long Ago!


My Sentimental Library

On Keeping Informed in the Book World


Bernard M. Rosenthal 5 May 1920 14 January 2017 A Biographical and Bibliographical Account by Ian Jackson in the style of the Dictionaire historique et critique,  Berkeley: Printed for the Wednesday Table 2017. No. 359 of 400 copies printed.

Ask the Old Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, Berkeley: Ian Jackson 2017

The Practice of Typography: A Treatise on Spelling Abbreviations, the Compounding of Words, the Proper Use of Figures and Numerals, Italic and Capital Letters, Notes, Etc. with Observations on Punctuation and Proof-Reading by Theodore Low De Vinne, New York: The Century Co. 1904, Second edition.

It Occurs To Me That I Am America edited by Jonathan Santlover,New York: Touchtone 2018. All royalties go to the ACLU.

Uncle Sam in the Eyes of His Family by John Erskine, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill 1930, No. 101 of 356 copies printed. Harry B Smith's copy with his bookplate.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, New York: Henry Holt 2018

The Microbibliophile: A Bimonthly Journal about Miniature Books and the Book Arts edited by James M. Brogan, North Branch, N.J. The Microbibliophile LLC. Jan 2018

It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s by Myrna Frommer, New York: Harcourt Brace 1993

The Iliad of Homer Done Into English Prose by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, and Ernest Myers New York: Carlton House n.d.

Major British Writers, Enlarged Edition, Vol I edited by G. B. Harrison, New York: Harcourt, Brace & World 1959

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer, New York: Simon and Schuster 2016

Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy edited by Robert Silverberg, New York: Tom Doherty Associates 1998. For my grandson Dylan who enjoys reading Fantasy.

Selections for Written Reproduction, Designed as an Aid to Composition, Writing, and Language Study by Edward R. Shaw, New York: D. Appleton and Company 1886. A gift from my sister-in-law Annie Fiorelli.

Guide to Composition by James Finch Royster, Chicago: Scott, Forsman 1919

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Jan 2018

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Florida Bibliophile Society meeting Jan 21, 2018
1:30 pm at Seminole Community Library
9200 113th St. N. Seminole, Fl. 33772
Since “the death of the book” was proclaimed in the late 1990s, print publishing has exploded. Traditional books have been joined by new content and new formats: pop-up books and coloring books have moved into the adult category; comic books have expanded into graphic novels that are regularly reviewed in the New York Times and other serious venues; and artist’s books, once rarely seen, have now become a standard part of many publisher’s catalogs. Charles Brown, FBS vice president and newsletter editor, and an exhibited book artist himself, will discuss the book as a medium for art, both in unique productions and in the increasingly popular and critically important area of graphic novels.

FBS Member Ben Wiley is a Movie Reviewer 
Here are the Best and Worst Films He's Seen in 2017

I'll be the book appraiser. come see me!

New York City and the Grolier Club

Amy's Book Hunt. Chicago Only, For Now


I came across my blog pick of the month while cataloguing the library of the American lexicographer Joseph E. Worcester on Library Thing. Whenever possible, I like to include a photo of the title page. I found one for A New Dictionary of all the Cant and Flash Languages... on Reid Copping's blog, The Dastardly Dialect, and was impressed with the information on his blog.

The Dastardly Dialect


Peter Taylor's Website on John Walker's Dictionary

16 Hilarious Library Signs

Literary Journalism

A Calendar Page at the BL

Holy Book Savers!


My Sentimental Library

The Bewicks and Their Bookplates: 
 Number Six of the Twelve Blog Posts for Christmas

Contemplations of Moibibliomaniac

The Book Hunters of Katpadi by Pradeep Sebastian 

My Best and Worst Posts of 2017

TrumpeterVille by Dean Gessie 

Cursory Remarks About Politics

A List of Donald Trump's Accomplishments in 2017 
That Have Helped the Middle Class


The Second Chapter From the Gospel According to Saint Matthew,  One hundred copies printed and hand illuminated by Valenti Angelo [New York: Golden Cross Press, 1936]  A gift from Lee Harrer

Uncle Sam:  In the Eyes of His Family by John Erskine, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1930 (Harry B. Smith's copy with his bookplate, No. 101 of 356 copies printed)

American Inventions and Inventors by Arthur May Mowrey, Boston: Burdett and Co. circa 1900

The Spirit of Christmas by Henry Van Dyke, New York: Scribner, 1909

Proud to Be: My Life, The Air Force, The Controversy by Kelly Flinn, New York: Random House, 1997 (1st Female B-52 Pilot)

Report From Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center by Dennis Smith, New York: Viking 2002

Sometime Lofty Towers: a Photographic Memorial of the World Trade Center by Robert Hutchinson, El Segundo: BrownTrout Publishers, 2001

Air War by Edward Jablonski, Garden City: Doubleday, 1971 ( two-volume book club edition)

TrumpeterVille by Dean Gessie, Brownsville:  Anaphora Literary Press, 2017

The Historian as Detective; Essays on Evidence by Robert W. Winks, New York:  Harper & Row, 1969

Familiar Quotations:  A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature by John Bartlett, Garden City:  Garden City Publishing Co., 1944 11th ed. (edited by Christopher Morley and Loella D. Everett)

Christine Wigfall Morris:  Stories of Family, Community and History 1908-2010 by Christine Wigfall Morris, Baltimore:  Publish America, 2010 (1st African American librarian in Clearwater Library)

The Newmarket, Bury, Thetford and Cromer Road:  Sport and History on an East Anglian Road by Charles George Harper,  London:  Chapman & Hall, 1904 (my wife and I drove these roads in the late 1980s looking for books and antiques).

No Place to Hide by David Bradley, Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 1948 (Atomic bomb tests in Bikini Atoll)

The Tuskegee Airmen Story by Lynn M. Homan, Gretna:  Pelican Publishing Co., 2002