Sunday, April 1, 2018

Biblio-Connecting Apr 1, 2018 to the Present



NOTA BENE




I had to start a new continuous post. The original post reached its limit in size and I could no longer add monthly posts to it. Here is the link to view the original post July 5, 2011 to Mar 2, 2018

Biblio-Connecting Apr 1, 2018 to the Present




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


Last month I posted a photo album of the Florida Bibliophile Society's tour of USF Special Collections.  Now a picture might be worth a thousand words, but when you add thousands of words to describe those pictures, it is well worth another look.  Kudos to FBS Secretary Gary Simons and The Florida Bibliophile Newsletter Editor Charles Brown:

FROM THE FLORIDA BIBLIOPHILE




Here are some photos of the presentation of Cameron McNabb, our guest speaker in March:

Cameron McNabb on Paradise Lost



FBS Speaker for National Poetry Month


FBS Member Peter Hargitai in Hollywood!
(link is below the image)


Peter was our speaker for National Poetry Month last year.  And besides his poetry, he talked about his book Daughter of the Revolution and gave a "behind-the-scenes look" of themaking of the documentary by Tunde Talas.  You can read about it in the May 2017  Florida Bibliophile.


Results of the Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest
See below

$500 Winner:  Autumn Howard, USF Sarasota-Manatee
$100 Runner-Up:  Jaya Nair,  St. Petersburg College
$100  Runner-Up:  Tara Kraft,  Arizona State University (online)

Autumn Howard will read her winning essay at the Florida Bibliophile Society Banquet at Brio Tuscan Grille, Tampa on May 20th. All thirteen contestants were awarded free FBS membership for the remainder of this season and next. Thanks go to the FBS members who distributed contest posters throughout the Tampa Bay area. We had thirteen students from nine different colleges submit essays. Thanks go to FBS founding member Lee J. Harrer for providing $500 towards the contest. And thanks go to Micheal Slicker, Proprietor of Lighthouse Books, and to the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association for providing $100 each towards the contest.



Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
Say hello to the members of the Florida Bibliophile Society at the Hospitality Table near the entrance to the book fair!  And stop by and see me and Irene Pavese on Sunday when we do book appraisals.


FABS TOUR




A personal milestone.  I finally completed the cataloging of the 255 volumes of dictionaries and other reference works that the American lexicographer Joseph E. Worcester bequeathed to Harvard in 1866.  I've been cataloging the books at my leisure for the last 18 months or so.  Next up is to catalog the 1395 volumes listed in a catalog of Worcester's personal library.  It will be easier to catalog them since they are listed by title only, whereas the 255 volumes given to Harvard were listed by author, title, date and place printed:
An American Lexicographer on Library Thing!





BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Kate, The Parchment Girl



FOUND ON THE WEB



FBS Member Ben Wiley's Review




Designing a Uniform Series





A Lightning-Fast Rare Book Appraiser






An Impressive Austin Dobson Collection at the Beinecke




Books that Started As Blogs







RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library


Another One That Got Away, One I Gave Away, and One That Headed My Way; or, The Adventures and Misadventures of MoiBibliomaniac



RECENT ACQUISITIONS


Collected Poems by Austin Dobson, London:  Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co 1909 8th edition, ALS and holograph poem

Party of One:  The Selected Writings of Clifton Fadiman by Clifton Fadiman, Cleveland:  World Publishing Co. 2005

Red Raider's Diary by Merrill Thomas Dewan, Pittsburegh:  Rose Dog Books, 2009, Inscribed by the author

Official Postmasters' Account and Record Book, Edmeston Post Office, Otsego County, New York, Jan 1911 to Dec 1912, Wm. L. Cooke, Postmaster

Cinderella: A Peepshow Book, Illustrated by Roland Pym, Long Island City:  Folding Books Ltd, 1947 (a pop-up book)

A Memoir on the Origin of Printing:  In a Letter Addressed to John Topham by Ralph Willett, Forest Hills, N.Y. :  Battery Park Book co. 1978

Selected Letters on Politics and And Society by Alexis de Toqueville, edited by Roger Boesche, Berkeley: University of California Press 1985

American Vertigo:  On the Road From Newport to Guantánamo (In the Footsteps of Alexis de Toqueville) by Bernard Henri Lévy, London:  Gibson Square 2006

Huck Finn's America:  Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece by Andrew Levy, New York:  Simon and Schuster 2015 (donated to the Florida Bibliophile Society monthly raffle).

Noah Webster's First Edition of an American Dictionary of the English Language  (facsimile edition) San Francisco:  Foundation for American Christian Education 2000 (12th printing)

Sir Winston Churchill:  His Life and Paintings by David Coombs Philadelphia:  Running Press 2004




Welcome to Biblio-Conecting May 2018




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


Florida Bibliophile Society Banquet
Brio Tuscan Grille, Tampa
Sunday, May 20, 2018 1:30pm
FBS Members and Guests Only
The members of the Florida Bibliophile Society were so impressed with the food and the service at Brio Tuscan Grille last year that they asked to hold this year's season-ending banquet there as well!

      Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Dell De Chant, Chair of Religious Studies, University of South Florida.  Dr. De Chant will speak on the religions of the world, their major distinctions, and how they interact in a pluralistic society.
     Lee J. Harrer will be awarding the prizes to the winners of the Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest at the banquet.  The two runners-up, Jaya Nair and Tara Kraft, will receive checks of $100 each, which were provided by the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and by Mike Slicker, Proprietor of Lighthouse Books.  The first-prize winner, Autumn Howard, will receive a check of $500, which was provided by Lee J. Harrer.
     Autumn Howard will read her essay at the banquet.  All members of the Florida Bibliophile Society will receive a keepsake published for the banquet, which contains the essays of all three winners of this year's Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest.
     And to add to the festivities we will hold a silent auction of books donated by Florida Bibliophile Society members!



FABS TOUR



Check out the Book Fairs and Other Events at Bookfairs.com



Listen to FBS Member Steve Eisenstein and His Guests on Saturdays 12-2 pm EST.



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Glenn Shea's Book Notes



FOUND ON THE WEB



A Paper by Paul Ruxin

Samuel Johnson's House of Abode


Women Book Cover Designers


The Roycrofters


RECENT BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library

From the Book Barn in Niantic, Ct. to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair in St. Petersburg, Fl.






WELCOME TO BIBLIO-CONNECTING JUNE 2018

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



The Slow Read of Willa Cather's My Antonia




BookCon NYC Jun 2 and 3






Find the Book Fairs and Literary Festivals in Your Area




FBS is on Summer Break Until September



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Bijzondere Collecties:  
check out Nijhoff's Art Typographique Metabotnik! 




FOUND ON THE WEB



Book Mending at the Lilly Library





From Ralph Dumain's Autodidact Project



Shakespeare Online



Victoria and Albert Museum:  Artists' Books



RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Best Biographer of Them All?





RECENT ACQUISITIONS


Samuel Pepys and the World he Lived In by Henry B. Wheatley London:  Bickers and Son, 1880

The Great Mail Robbery by Clarence Budington Kelland New York: Walter J. Black 1951

S. P. E. Tract No. XLVI Fine Writing by Logan Pearsall Smith Oxford: Clendon Press 1936

First Aid and Health Prepared by the American Red Cross and the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. for the use of Bell System Employees 1927

Helpful Hints in English, A Companion Volume to "Better Say"  compiled by James C. Fernald New York: Funk & Wagnalls 1911




Welcome to Biblio-Connecting July 2018




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


http://detroitbookfest.com


Find the Book Fairs in Your Area


University of Virginia Eminent Miniatures Exhibit


Interview of 2018 Tavistock Books Educational Scholarship Winner Ellen Saito





BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


FBS Member Edward Cifelli's You Don't Say

Edward Cifelli, the newest member of the Florida Bibliophile Society, is the author of Longfellow in Love:  Passion and Tragedy in the Life of the Poet, due out in October.  In the blog post above, he discusses his reasons for writing about Longfellow.  Ed will give a presentation about his book at the April meeting of the Florida Bibliophile Society.






FOUND ON THE WEB



 About Them Books!


The Treble Clef and Book Lover's Club in Richmond


Studies in Starrett


Liverpool University Press:  the Byron Journal

Decorative Papers at Nostell Priory



Opening the Vatican's Secret Archives



RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library

Logan Pearsall Smith and the Things He Wrote


Biblio Researching

The Demise of Lindmark's Book Shop, Poughkeepsie, New York


RECENT ACQUISITIONS

Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes edited by Clifton Fadiman and André Bernard, Boston:  Little, Brown C., 2000

Eye of the Beholder:  An Illustrated Anthology by Richard Jeffries, Southampton:  Ashford Press Pub., 1987

The World of Suzie Wong by Richard Mason, Tainan, Taiwan:  Universal Book Co., 1959

America (The Book):  A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart, New York: Warner Books, 2004

Past Forgetting:  My Love Affair with Dwight D. Eisenhower by Kay Summersby Morgan,  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 1976

Portraits of Courage:  A Commander in Chief's Tribute to American Warrors by George W. Bush, New York:  Crown Publishers, 2017

I was a Teen-Age Dwarf by Max Schulman, New York:  Random House, 1959

The Dickens-Kolle Letters edited by Harry B. Smith, Boston:  The Bibliophile Society, 1910

The Author Looks at Format edited by Ray Freiman, s.l.  American Institute of the Graphic Arts, 1951

The Art of Writing 2800 B.C. to 1930 A.D. by Maggs Bros.  London:  Maggs Bros. 1930

Selections From the Letters of Thomas Sergeant Perry edited by Edwin Arlington Robinson, New York:  Macmillan Company, 1929

You Don't Say:  Random Essays and Fugitive Thoughts by Edward M. Cifelli, Bloomington:  iUniverse, 2017

Hidden History of the Mid-Husdon Valley: Stories From the Albany Post Road by Carney and Tatiana Rhinevault, Charleston: The History Press, 2011

The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co.: Footnote to an Enquiry by John Carter and Graham Pollard, London: Rubert Hart-Davis, 1948

The Harvard Book: Selections From Three Centuries edited by William Bentinck-Smith,  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1955, second printing (advertised as the 1982 Revised Edition)

The Harvard Book:  Selections From Three Centuries, Revised Edition edited by William Bentinck-Smith, Cambridge:  Harvard University Press, 1982.  The Revised Edition contains an essay I wanted that wasn't published until 1978:  "Memories and Reflections on the Occasion of Reading Samuel Johnson by my Former Neighbor, Mr. Walter Jackson Bate" by Kevin Starr.



Welcome to Biblio-Connecting aug 2018




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



The Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair



There are six other major book fairs across the country in August.

Find the Book Fair Nearest Your Area



The Pettus Collection of Nautical Fiction at the Book Club of California


Baseball Exhibition at the Library of Congress


Upcoming Exhibitions at the Smithsonian



Selections From the Carol F. Schimmel Collection



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Churchill Book Collector



FOUND ON THE WEB


Hereford Cathedral's Chained Library


Women in Rare Books


The Value of Signed Books



The Papers of Benjamin Franklin



DSNA Member Sites


Poisonous Books in the Library of the University of Southern Denmark









RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library


A Serendipitous Visit to the Library of Kurt Zimmerman



Cursory Remarks About Politics


Cursory Remarks About Congressional Oversight & Oversile


RECENT ACQUISITIONS


Anecdotes of Literature and Rare Books by William Beloe, London:  F. C. and J. Rivington 1807

Gazette of the Grolier Club  Number 67, New York:  Grolier Club 2016 (contains a memorial of Gabriel Austin by Alfred Bush and coordinated by Jonathan A. Hill)

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, Cambridge, Ma: Candlewick Press 2006

The World in Thirty-Eight Chapters or Dr Johnson's Guide to Life by Henry Hitchings, London: Macmillan 2008

Samuel Johnson's Insults by Jack Lynch, New York:  Walker & Co. 2005

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer, Philadelphia:  Quirk Books 2018 (for my wife's Barack Obama collection; a detective spoof starring Barack Obama and Joe Biden)

Rare Books Uncovered by Rebecca Rego Barry, Minneapolis:  Voyageur Press 2015 (inscribed to me by Kurt Zimmerman as a memento of my visit to his library)

Rare Books Uncovered by Rebecca Rego Barry, Minneapolis:  Voyageur Press 2018 (paperback edition; contains four additional stories)

The Color Purple by Alice Walker, London:  Women's Press 1983 (1st UK Edition for 50 cents)

Jerry by Gerard Wallace, s.i., s.n. 2002

Chinese Philosophy in Classical Times by E. R. Hughes, London:  J. M. Dent & Sons 1971

Stories From Grimm edited by Francis Lillian Taylor, Dansville: F. A. Owen Publishing Co. 1907

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, New York: Harper Collins 2015

Hershey:  Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams  by Michael D'Antonio, New York:  Simon & Schuster 2006

The American Spirit:  Meeting the Challenge of September 11 edited by Robert Sullivan, New York:  Life Books 2002


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