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Monday, August 3, 2020

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Aug 2020


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





As I watched Congressman John Lewis's body being carried in a horse-drawn carriage across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday, July 26, 2020, I was reminded of the meeting the Florida Bibliophile Society conducted on February 17, 2019 to commemorate Black History Month.  Our guest speakers were Wilson Blount, his wife Bobbie, and their daughter Shana.  Wilson and Bobbie recalled their experiences of the 1965 Selma marches.  Their daughter Shana talked about how she learned of her parents' involvement in the marches.

The Blounts at the Selma Marches


Folger's New Book Club: Aug 6th. Registration Required


Weekly Bite-Sized Book History From Book Historia (Allie Alvis)


A Bibliographical Society of America Virtual Event Aug 20, 2020


The Newly Revamped Website of the Private Libraries Association



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Ellen Moody's Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two


FOUND ON THE WEB



Emily Martin's Artist Book, Oscar Wilde: In Ernest and Out




Emi Hastings' Bibliography of Works by American Women Book Collectors



From the Norfolk Library and the National Trust


Nigel Beale's Interview of Bruce Crawford on the Grolier Club, Book Collecting and Dickens



Nigel Beale, the host of The Biblio File, will be the Guest Speaker at the October 18, 2020 virtual meeting of the Florida Bibliophile Society. Florida Bibliophile Society members will have the opportunity to "interview" him after his presentation. Stay tuned for details.




RECENT ACQUISTIONS



How the Art of Printing Was Invented by Anton Bohm, [New Brunswick, Ct]" REM Miniatures, 1964 (From the library of Rabbvi Kalman L. Levitan, Founding Member of the Miniature Book Society, with his bookplate).

Helmut Lehmann-Haupt: A Bibliography by Donald C. Dickinson, New York: The Typophiles, 1975.

The Death of an Ardent Bibliophile by Bartholomew Gill, New York: Avon Books, 1995.

The Johnson Society 221st Celebration, Litchfield, England, 1930 (For his Presidential Address, A. Edward Newton read "Mr. Strahan's Dinner Party").

The New Negro in the South by Wilmarth A. Carter, New York: Exposition Press, 1967.

Moon Pie: A Biography of an Out-of-This-World Snack by David Magee, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2006.

The Revolt of a Tired Typesetter by David Magee, [San Francisco]: Grabhorn Press, 1958.

The Two Tocquevilles: Father and Son by R. R. Palmer, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Separated: Inside an American Tragedy by Jacob Soboroff, New York: Custom House, 2020.

Bluffing Texas Style: The Arsons, Forgeries, and High Stakes Poker Capers of Rare Book Dealer Johnny Jenkins by Michael Vinson, Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2020.

Once Upon a Spine: A Bibliophile Mystery by Kate Carlisle, New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.

The Old Man From the Stars by Glenn Devlin, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.

A Restless People: Americans in Rebellion 1770-1787  by Oscar and Lilian Handlin, New York: Anchor Press (Doubleday), 1982.


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My Sentimental Library

Searching High and Low For a Certain Boswellian


Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac


Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace (my review)



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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting July 2020


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



Flash Exhibit:  Black Lives Matter



A Virtual 4th of July Celebration by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library



The Dali Presents: Midnight in Paris,1929



University of Michigan Library/Marks in Books/Curated by Pablo Alvarez



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Lara Tokarski's Bookworms



FOUND ON THE WEB



Cary Sternick's 19th Century Juvenile Series


Anthony Davis: Booksteps Walks in London


Cait Coker & Kate Ozment:  Women in Book History


The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library


Elle Hunt on Book Dedications


100 Fiction Books to Read in a Lifetime


Michael Dirda on Culling His Book Collection


Lev Grossman: A Not Very Rare Book Collector



RECENT ACQUISITIONS



Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Nicholas A. Basbanes, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace, New York; Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living With Books by Michael Dirda, New York: Pegasus Books, 2015.

Samuel Johnson's Unpublished Revisions to His Dictionary of the English Language edited by Allen Hilliard Reddick, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Air Taxi by Michael Noonan, New York: Meredith Press, 1967, From the library of aviation collector Arthur Ronnie, with his bookplate.

Windmill Pilot by Joe Archibald, New York: D. McKay, 1963.

The Treasury of American Sacred Song, With Notes Explanatory and Biographical by W. Garrett Horder, New York: H. Frowde, 1896.



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My Sentimental Library

Other People's Ownership Signatures in My Books


Cursory Remarks About Politics

Donald Trump: "Nobody's Ever Heard of Numbers Like This!"


Kudos to Trump Supporters For Not Attending the Tulsa Rally During This Coronavirus Epidemic



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Monday, June 1, 2020

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Jun 2020


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



Twin Cities Bookstores Destroyed


ABAA Virtual Book Fair Jun 4-7, 2020


The Newsletter of the Florida Bibliophile Society: May 2020



A Conversation About Douglass Howell, Papermaker


Stephanie Wolff at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts



FOUND ON THE WEB



The Book Collector: Official Podcasts



Madeline Kripke on the 1864 Edition of Webster's Dictionary



Howard Prouty's Bookseller's Labels



Miniature Book Society Resources



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Chapel Hill Rare Book Blog:
Portrait of a Black Intellectual




RECENT ACQUISITIONS


Abraham: A Play by Roswitha, the Nun of Gandersheim, Translated by Richard S. Lambert,  Wembley Hill, England: The Stanton Press, 1922, No. 95 of 100 copies printed (Mary Hyde's copy with a presentation card tipped in stating, "For Dearest Mary, from David").

Himalayan Reverie by Philip Hofer, Cambridge, Ma: Privately printed for Philip Hofer, 1958 (presentation copy given to Mary Hyde with an A.L.S. from the author).

The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964 (4th printing) Presentation copy given to Donald Hyde with a T. L. S. from the author).

Introductions to the Catalogue of the Ashley Library by various hands, New York: William H. Smith, 1934.

A Tale of Two Books by Ward Ritchie, Van Nuys: Printed by Richard J. Hoffman for The Book Collectors, 1985.

A Burlesque Translation of Homer by Thomas Bridges, New York: At the Sentimental Epicure's Ordinary, 1809, two vols. (A. Edward Newton's copy, lot 277 in the 1941 Newton Sale).

Wings of  Tomorrow: the Adventures of a Cadet at the Air Force Academy by Marian Talmadge and Iris Gilmore,  New York: Dodd, Mead, 1958

The Old Book Collector's Miscellany, or, a Collection of Readable Reprints of Literary Rarities, Illustrative of the History, Literature, Manners, and biography of the English Nation During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by Charles Hindley, London: Reeves and Turner, 1871 (Vol I only, only six copies were printed on this coloured paper).

T. V. Chariot No. 9/10 Nov'78/Jan/79 Battlestar Galactica edited by Robert Cain, Mesa, AZ: T. v. Chariot Productions, 1958 (for my grandkids Dylan and Noah).




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My Sentimental Library

Whiling Away the Time with the Catalogue of the Library of a Collector and Amateur





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Monday, May 4, 2020

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting May 2020



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THOSE  WE'VE  LOST  DURING THIS  CORONAVIRUS  PANDEMIC


Madeline Kripke, The Dame of Dictionaries


Madeline Kripke was a friend of mine.  I wrote an article about her, which will appear in the next issue of The Florida Bibliophile, and then I will post it on one of my blogs.



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



What's on at the Folger?


Yale Law Library Online Exhibition



Rare Book School's Presswork: A Documentary



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Michael Gilleland's
Laudator Temporis Acti



FOUND ON THE WEB


Papermaking The Mark of the Maker


When We Had Bookmobiles


A Rare Word Quiz From BBC


The Dobkin Family Collection of Feminism




Robert A. B. Sawyer on The Personal Library






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My Sentimental Library

Ventures in Book Collecting During This Coronavirus Pandemic




Cursory Remarks About Politics

1. WHO Coronavirus Covic-19 Warning

2. PPE: If Not Now, When?




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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting April 2020



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

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Imagine that you're at the Book Fair... 
Do you smell the books?
Say hello to the exhibitors!



The Florida Bibliophile Society

Each year, the members of the Florida Bibliophile Society man the Hospitality Table at the entrance to the Book Fair, greet the booklovers as they come in, and invite them to receive the Society's newsletter.  There's no book fair this year, but we want to invite you to read our newsletter. Here it is: The Florida Bibliophile. Email floridabibliophiles@gmail.com to get on the mailing list.

Florida Bibliophile Society

The winner of the 4th Annual Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay contest is USF student Vicki Entreken. She will be presented with a $500 check at the Annual Banquet of the Florida Bibliophile Society in the Toscano Room, Brio Tuscan Grille, Tampa on Sunday, May 17, 2020. The top prize was provided by FBS founding member, Lee J. Harrer. The two runners up of the contest are USF student Anca Garcia and University of Tampa student Julia Wheelehan. They will be presented with $100 checks at the banquet. The runners up prizes were provided by Micheal Slicker, Proprietor of Lighthouse Books, Dade City, and the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (FABA). In addition to the monetary prizes, Vicki, Anca, and Julia will receive either a gift certificate or a book from Steve Eisenstein, Proprietor of A-Book-A-Brac Shop, Miami Beach. Congratulations to Vicki and to Anca and Julia! And thanks again to our contest sponsors, Lee J. Harrer, Mike Slicker, FABA, and Steve Eisenstein. Thanks too to the FBS members who distributed the contest flyers and to the FBS judges who had a most difficult time in the judging!



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Michael DiRuggerio's blog, Manhatten Rare Books



FOUND ON THE WEB



Influenza and Arthur Conan Doyle



Vintage, Rare & Antique Books: A Group of 5,000 Members


The Pulp Magazine Archive


Fritz Otto Thinks About Portfolios


Sightseeing From the Couch



 Transcript of COVID-19 Webinar for Librarians, Archivists (And Book Collectors Too!)




RECENT ACQUISITIONS



ÆG Egg by Peter and Donna Thomas and Anne Visboll,  Stryno, Danmark: Handmade by the families of P. and D. Thomas and A. Visboll, 1990.  https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMeu2ZL

The Dictionary Wars:  The American Fight Over the English Language by Peter Martin, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 

Poetical Quotations From Chaucer to Tennyson by S. Austin Allibone, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1884. Part of Allibone's Quotations.  From the library of medical historian Henry Rouse Viets with his bookplate.

Prose Quotations From Socrates to Macaulay by S. Austin Allibone, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1884. Part of Allibone's Quotations.  From the library of medical historian Henry Rouse Viets with his bookplate.

Great Authors of All Ages by S. Austin Allibone, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1885. Part of Allibone's Quotations.  From the library of medical historian Henry Rouse Viets with his bookplate.

The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time: In Two Lines or Less by John M. Shanahan, New York: Cliff Street Books, 1999.

The Printery: A Forty Year Perspective by the St. Louis Mercantile Library, St. Louis: St. Louis Mercantile Library, 2001.

It Won't Stay Light Forever by Ed Weyhing, Anchorage, Ak: Fathom Pub, 2017.

Paul Elmer More by Arthur Hazard Dakin, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1960.

Hard Call:  Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them by John McCain, New York: Twelve, 2007. 

The Lives and Times of Archie and Mehitabel by Don Marquis, Garden City: Doubleday, 1950.




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My Sentimental Library

Julius Hopp and the Progressive Stage Society 1904-1906



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