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