Thursday, May 2, 2019

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting May 2019


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



St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair May 3-5, 2019


Is There a Book Fair Near You This Month?



 Florida Bibliophile Society 
End of Season Banquet, May 19, 2019 

The Florida Bibliophile Society ends another successful season with a banquet for its members and guests only at Brio Tuscan Grille, Tampa on May 19, 2019.  Circus Historian Larry Kellogg will be the keynote speaker.  Chloe Norris, winner of the 2019 Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest, will read her prize-winning essay.  Banquet attendees will receive a keepsake containing the top three essays of the book collecting contest.  





FABS Study Tour to St. Louis Oct 23 -27, 2019


The Bixby Club of St. Louis is hosting this year's FABS Study Tour.  The Tour is limited to 50 people so don't wait too long to register for the Tour.




The Florida Bibliophile Society will be hosting next year's FABS Study Tour to Tampa Bay, April 22-26, 2020.  We still have some sponsorship opportunities.  Please contact me at floridabibliophiles at gmail.com.





BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Uncle Blogsy's Book Fair Blog



FOUND ON THE WEB



A Retweet From the Private Libraries Association




Jerry Morris on the Rare Book Cafe!
(8 min, 20 secs into the broadcast)
 Florida Antiquarian Book Fair Sat. Apr. 27, 2019



Historic Libraries Forum


Copyright and the Public Domain


RECENT ACQUISITIONS



Longfellow in Love; Passion and Tragedy in the Life of the Poet by Edward M. Cifelli, Jefferson: McFarland and Co. 2018.

The Library Book by Susan Orlean, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018.

The Librarian at Play by Edmund Lester Pearson, Boston: Small, Maynard and Co. 1911

The Care and Repair of Books by Henry Miller Lydenberg and John Archer, New York: R. R. Bowker

Gene Stratton-Porter: A Book Collector's Guide by David G. MacLean, Decatur: Americana Books, 1995.


RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library


Thirteen Books From the Library of William Stafford, Oregon's Poet


Of Jade Flower and Miss Jones by Don Thomson, Poet Laureate of Kern County



Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac


The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller by Carol Baxter


You can read all 245 of my posts at My Blog Browser.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Apr 2019


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



Florida Antiquarian Book Fair April 26-28, 2019


 Florida Bibliophile Society Meeting:  April 14, 2019
Longfellow in Love: Romance and Tragedy in the Life of the Poet
by Edward M. Cifelli

FBS member Edward M. Cifelli will be the speaker for the April meeting of the Florida Bibliophile Society. On Sunday, April 14, 2019, beginning around 1:45 pm, he will give a presentation about his latest book, Longfellow in Love: Passion and Tragedy in the Life of the Poet.

Ed is a retired professor of English from New Jersey. Ed joined the Florida Bibliophile Society during the summer break. And on his membership form, he identified himself as an author, an editor, a collector, a teacher, a student and a scholar. A search at the OCLC WorldCat website reveals a number of notches in his writing belt: books he wrote about the American patriot David Humphreys and the American poet John Ciardi; Afterwords he wrote for editions of the Divine Comedy that Ciardi translated; an Introduction of an edition of Milton's Paradise Lost and Other Poems; editions he edited of the Index of American Periodic Verse; a Preface he wrote for an edition of Longfellow's Evangeline and Selected Tales and Poems; a book of his own random essays and fugitive thoughts; and finally, what may well be his masterpiece, Longfellow in Love: Passion and Tragedy in the Life of the Poet.

Ed follows Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as he pursues a series of romances. It begins in 1828, Longfellow’s year in Europe with Giulia Persiani. The following year, back in the U.S., he falls in love with Mary Storer Potter. They married in 1831 and traveled widely, but their happiness was cut short when she died in 1835. During his year of mourning, he met Fanny Appleton. She was an 18-year-old heiress, not interested in settling down with Longfellow, then 29 and a Harvard professor. But he was steadfast, and six years later she changed her mind and married him. For 18 years they were “America’s couple,”and then tragedy struck. Ed will sign copies of his book after his presentation. The presentation is free and the meeting is open to the public.

Arts Summary
A Visual Journey of the Pistner Collection of Miniature Books
At the Grolier Club, March 5 - May 18, 2019

Photographs by Corrado Serra


See if There's a Book Fair Near You This Month


FABS Study Tour to St. Louis Oct 23 -27, 2019


The Bixby Club of St. Louis is hosting this year's FABS Study Tour.  The Tour is limited to 50 people so don't wait too long to register for the Tour.

Next year's FABS Study Tour will be to the Tampa Bay area, April 22-26, 2020. And the Florida Bibliophile Society is hosting it! This Study Tour is scheduled to coincide with the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, April 24-26, 2020.  I'll post more news about the Florida Tour here on this blog in the next few months.


FOUND ON THE WEB



BiblioCave




Robert M. Sarwark's Bibliography of the Damned




Abe Nemon's Old Book Appreciator



Orbis Typographicus



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Jeff Peachey's 500th Blog Post




RECENT ACQUISITIONS



The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age by Leo Damrosch, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.

The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor by James P. Delgado, College Station: Texas A& M University Press, 2016.

From Father to Son: The Letters of Eddie Rickenbacker to his son William, From Boyhood to Manhood edited by William F. Rickenbacker, New York: Walker, 1970.

Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War by John McCain and Mark Salter, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

The Fabulous Mrs Miller: a True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Derring-Do by Carol Baxter, Minneapolis: Scribe, 2010 (advance reading copy).

The Ultimate Book of Military Machines s. l. : Parragon Books, 2015 (s. l. stands for sine loco: without a place).

Eagle Day: the Battle of Britain by Richard Collier, s. l. Dutton, 1980.

The Deserter's Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away From the War in Iraq by Joshua Key, New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007 (uncorrected proof).

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara, New York: Knopf, 2019.

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama, New York: Crown, 2006.

The United States Constitution: Roots, Rights, Responsibilities by A. E. Dick Howard, Washington: Smithsonian, 1992.

John Muir's Longest Walk: John Earl, a Photographer, Traces his Journey to Florida; With Excerpts From John Muir's Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf by John Earl, Garden City: Doubleday, 1975.

Florida in the Making by Frank Parker Stockbridge, New York: De Bower, 1926.

The Reflections of  Kaua'i: The Garden Island by Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, Aiea: Island Heritage, 2001 (second printing).

The Museum of Words: A Memoir of Language, Writing and Mortality by Georgia Blain, Brunswick, Victoria: Scribe, 2017.

The History of Making Books From Clay Tablets, Papyrus Rolls, Illuminated Manuscripts to the Printing Press, New York: Scholastic, 1996.

Please Bury Me in the Library by J. Patrick Lewis, Orlando: Gulliver Books/Harcourt, 2005.

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein, New York: Random House, 2013.

Poems of Felicia Hemans, a New Edition... by Felicia  Hemans, Edinburgh: W. Blackwood & Sons, 1862 (bound in full leather).

I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me by Hugh Prather, Garden City: Doubleday, 1972.

Index of American Period Verse 1980 edited by Sander W. Zulauf, Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1982 (From the library of William Stafford).

The Fishing-Print Poems by R. B. Weber, Port Jefferson: Street Press, 1984 (From the library of William Stafford).

Rhymes of Our College and Others by B. A. Thaxter, Portland: the Press of Palantine Hill, 1958 (From the library of William Stafford).

Forum: Ten Poets of the Western Reserve edited by Peter Hargitai and Lotette Kuby, Mentor: Poetry Forum Program, 1978 (From the library of William Stafford).

A Glass Face in the Rain: New Poems by William Stafford, New York: Harer and Row, 1982 (signed by Stafford on the title page.).

An Oregon Message by William Stafford, New York: Harper Collins, 1987 (formerly owned by Jean E. Thomson).

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, New York: Putnam, 2004.

The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer, New York: Grand Central Pub, 2008.

The Missing Chapter (Nero Wolfe) by Robert Goldsborough, New York: Bantam Books, 1994.

John Mistletoe by Christopher Morley, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1931 (From the Library of Tom Bossort with his bookplate).




RECENT BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library


About Submarines, Submariners, and Pearl Harbor


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Friday, March 1, 2019

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting March 2019


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


Stanford Universities:  Warhol, Artificial Intelligence, and the Idea of the Archive


The New York Antiquarian Book Fair March 7-9, 2019



Charles Brown on the Simplicissimus Story March 10, 2019 

FBS member Charles Brown will give a presentation entitled “ The Simplicissimus Story: A Bestseller of the 17th Century . ” The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) was a realignment of power in Europe with devastating consequences for civilian populations, with death rates as high as 50% in some areas. Germany was particularly hard hit. Within a few years of the end of the war, the author Grimmelshausen created Simplicissimus, a nameless peasant who is caught up in the war through a series of misadventures. It was an immediate success, spawning sequels, calendars, and other works, as well as giving German literature an enduring and unforgettable character and inspiring other works of literature into the 20th century.


William S. Peterson's Online Ongoing Bibliographical Study of George Mackay Brown



There are Over Ten Ephemera and Book Fairs in March.  See if There's one Near you!




BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



NYPL Schomburg Center:  History of the Green Book


FOUND ON THE WEB


The Wise Bone Folder


RECENT ACQUISITIONS



The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kemscott Chaucer, Cleveland: World Publishing, 1958.

Dangerous Deed or the Flight in the Dirigible by Captain Frank Cobb, Chicago:  Saalfield Publishing, 1927.

War Torn: Stories of War From Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam by Tad Bartimus, New York: Random House, 2002.

The Hunt for Red October  by Tom Clancy, Anapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984, second printing.

When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, edited by Sandra Haldeman Martz, Watsonville: Paper-Mache Press, 1991, second edition.

This is My God by Herman Wouk, Garden City: Doubleday, 1959.

The Athiest's Bible: An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thoughts contrived and edited by Joan Kotter, New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 2007.

The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of a Partnership That Defined a Presidency by Kathryn Smith, New York: Touchstone, 2016.

Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner by Wallace Stegner, New York: Wings Books, 1994.

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography by Justin Kaplan, New York: Simon and Shuster, 1966.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, New York: Atria Books, 2014.

The Book Collector's Journal Vol I No. 1-9, Chicago: Willliam Targ, 1936.

The Right Word III: A Concise Thesaurus Based on the American Heritage Dictionary edited by Pamela B. DeVinne, Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

The Written Word III: Based on the American Heritage Dictionary edited by Karen Stray Nolting, Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

The Word Book III:  Based on the American Heritage Dictionary edited by Beth Jaffe, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.  All three books are housed in a slipcase sitting on my desk table and ready for use.





RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library


Those Who Write Them, Those Who Collect Them, And Those Who Write About Them


Friday, February 1, 2019

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Feb 2019


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




Wilson Blount: Reflections on
The Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Macdonald-Kelce Library, University of Tampa


Wilson Blount marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge with John Lewis during the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March in 1965. He will be the guest speaker at the February meeting of the Florida Bibliophile Society. Wilson Blount was a junior at Tuskegee University at the time of the march. After he graduated, he joined the United States Air Force as a second lieutenant and served at several locations stateside and overseas. In 1978 he began work in the Civil Service at Wright-Patterson AFB, and joined the Air Force Reserves the same year. He retired as a Colonel from the Air Force Reserves in 1999, and from Civil Service in 2000. He is co-founder of the Gen. Lloyd W. Newton Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen at Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The meeting is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP.


The Third Annual Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest


Miami International Map Fair Feb 1-3, 2019


San Francisco Antiquarian  Book, Print and Paper Fair 
Feb 9-10, 2019



Look for a Book Fair Near You



February 19 is Library Day in Florida!


BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Kimberly M. Thomas on the KonMari Method



FOUND ON THE WEB



Librarian Creates a Little Free Tree Library



Quirk du Jour:
A Facebook Page Created by My Friend Asta




Jonathan Smalter Answers the Question:
What is Ephemera?



R. I. P.  
Bernard C. Middleton, Bookbinder (1924-2019






RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library


A Book That Flew Undetected Under the RADAR



RECENT ACQUISITIONS



Vistas Iberoamericans or, Latin American Sights by William F. Rickenbacker.  Privately Printed, 1949.  Signed by Eddie Rickenbacker. Inscribed by Bill Rickenbacker to Leslie P. Arnold, one of the first airmen to complete an aerial circumnavigation of the world in 1924 (Last month's blog post was about this book).

Fighting the Flying Circus by Eddie Rickenbacker. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1919. Inscribed "Henry J. Palmer Jr. from Louis, Christmas 1931." Bookplate of Palmer on front pastedown. Photo of Palmer in uniform in front of a biplane. Deaccessioned from New England Air Museum.

Oceans, Poles, and Airmen: The First Flights Over Wide Waters and Desolate Ice by Richard Montague.  Inscribed by the author to a non-aviator friend with an a.l.s. to his friend tipped in.

Complete Book of Top Gun: America's Flying Aces by Andy Lightbody. New York: Beekman House 1990.

The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft  by Robert Jackson. Bath, UK: Parragon Pub. 2006.

The Book of the Cheese:  Being Traits and Stories of "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese." London: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 1937 (11th edition).

Word by Word: the Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper. New York: Panteon Books, 2017. Recommended by my friend George Spiero.

A Binge of Diet Jokes edited by Elizabeth Cotton.  Mt. Kisco: Exley, 1992.

English and American First Editions... Americana Relating to California and the West... Collected by Jean Hersholt. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1954.

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore.  New York: Rodale Books, 2006.  May this book never be laid to rest unheeded in front of Mother Earth's gravestone.


The Florida Bibliophile Society is now on Twitter.




Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Jan 2019


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




Lisa Bradberry 
Filmmaking in Florida 1908 - 1933
Florida Bibliophile Society
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th St. North
Seminole Fl. 33772
Jan 13, 2019 1:30 pm.


FBS member Lisa Bradberry is a Tampa Bay native and a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. She is a lifelong movie buff with a special interest in movies made in Florida during the silent film era and during the early talkies era. As a film scholar, Lisa has received research credits or acknowledgements in a number of books, and has been interviewed on television programs such as Pinellas Past, Inside Pinellas, and Florida Crossroads. Lisa’s presentation will cover the history of film companies that traveled from the northern and Midwest states to Florida to make silent films during the winter months. Her presentation covers actors such as Theda Bara, Rudolph Valentino, Oliver Hardy, and W. C. Fields, who starred in films in Florida early in their careers before becoming famous. Her presentation also covers the role Florida played in early talking feature films.


Bibliography Week  New York City  Jan 22-26 2019


MLK Symposium at U Michigan Jan 21st



Book Fairs 2019



Want to promote your upcoming event here? email: moibibliomaniac at gmail dot com


BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Early Modern Female Ownership



FOUND ON THE WEB



Women's Early Modern Letters Online


ilovetypography.com


ladiesofletterpress.com/


Middletown Thrall Library, Middletown New York 
Check out its Booklovers Blog 
 and its 
Booklover's Lane



RECENT BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library

The Rochester Press:  Number Seven of the Twelve Blog Posts for Christmas


The Early Editions of The Elements of Style

My Handlist of the Early Editions of The Elements of Style
A Reference List for Librarians, Booksellers and Book Collectors


Cursory Remarks About Politics

Can and Will the 116th Congress Override a Presidential Veto?




RECENT ACQUISITIONS


The Port Folio Vol VIII edited by Joseph Dennie. Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1801

Hap Lee's Radio Joke Book: Famous Gags of Radio Stars by Hap Lee. Philadelphia: David McKay, c1935.

The Night Before Christmas: A Descriptive Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore's Immortal Poem With Editions From 1823 through 2000 by Nancy H. Marshall.  New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2002.

Fighting the Flying Circus by Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1919. Inscribed: In appreciation of your confidence. Capt. Ed Rickenbacker.

Boswell's Clap and Other Essays: Medical Analyses of Literary Men's Afflictions by William B. Ober, M.D. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, c.1979.

Ode to Charles Dilly by James Boswell. s.l. Privately printed for Elkin Mathews, 1928.

Samuel Johnson and his World by Margaret Lane. New York: Harper and Row, 1975.

Paraphs by Hermann Püterschein (pen name of W. A. Dwiggins). New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. No. 1 of the Publications of the Society of Calligraphers.




















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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A Preview of the 2018-19 Florida Bibliophile Society Season


The 2018-19 Florida Bibliophile Society season is about to begin. And I'll be posting event notices for each meeting. But today I want to give you a preview of our speakers and their presentations.  If you're from the Tampa Bay area, or just visiting, our meetings are free and open to the public.

September: FBS member Gary Simons, editor of the Curran Index, an online reference project identifying contributors to 19th Century British periodicals, will give a presentation on the English Annuals that he collects. He has over 120 of them. These are holiday gift books published in England from 1823 to 1856. They are books with ornate bindings containing interesting engravings and prose and poetry from known and not-so-well-known contemporary authors.

October: FBS member Ben Wiley, a retired professor of film and literature, will give a presentation on his current work as a movie critic for the Tampa Bay's Creative Loafing online magazine.

November: Sarasota author Don Bruns will give a presentation on his Quentin Archer Mystery Series, the #3 best-selling mystery series on Amazon this year. And he will sign copies of his latest book, No Second Chances, the # 27th best-selling book on Amazon in February.

December: Holiday party for dues-paying FBS members. Fun!

January: FBS member Lisa Bradberry, film scholar, will give a presentation on the silent movie/early talkies film industry in Florida.

February: Wilson Blount will be our guest speaker for February, Black History Month. His topic will be Black History; he lived it. Wilson Blount marched across the bridge in Selma with Congressman John Lewis in 1965. Then he served his country in the United States Air Force, beginning as a second lieutenant in 1966, and retiring as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves in 1999.

March: FBS Vice President Charles Brown will give a presentation on the Simplicissimus Story. Simplicissimus was the main character in a series of novels about life during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648). These books are considered to be the first German adventure novels.

April: FBS member Ed Cifelli will give a presentation on his book, Longfellow in Love, published this very month (August 2018). He will sign copies of his book after his presentation.

May: Circus Historian Larry Kellogg will be the keynote speaker at the season-ending banquet at Brio Tuscan Grille. The winner of the 2019 Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest will read his/her essay at the banquet.


Gary Simons
Forget-Me-Not: The Literary Annuals of Yesteryear


 
As he did in September, 2016 , Gary Simons opens the 2018-19 Season of the Florida Bibliophile Society as our speaker for the September 16, 2018 meeting. The meeting will begin at 1:30 pm at the Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. North, Seminole, Florida 33772. Admission is free and open to the public.

Our speaker, Gary Simons, has had successful careers in both the education field and the private sector. He was a Professor of Chemistry at Wichita State University. But after being granted tenure in 1978, he decided to go to work in the private sector. For the next 28 years he was either director, vice president, or president of E-Systems, Energy Systems International, Automated Office Services, or AC Technologies. In 2007, Gary decided to go back into the education field.  For the next four yearse, he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of South Florida. In 2011, Gary acquired a Doctor of Philosophy in Literature and became an Adjunct Professor at USF, where he still teaches a variety of literature and writing courses.

English Literature is his specialty, and Gary has had articles about William Makepeace Thackeray, Jane Austen, and nineteenth-century periodicals published in Victorian Periodicals Review, Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism,, Studies in Bibliography, and Nineteenth Century Studies, just to name a few.

Gary is the editor of the Curran Index, an ongoing online research effort to identify the authors of stories, poems and articles which appeared in the Victorian Press.

Gary is the Secretary of the Florida Bibliophile Society, and the Florida Bibliophile Society has received numerous accolades for its newsletter, The Florida Bibliophile, particularly for Gary’s reporting of the meeting minutes. Several out-of-town members have remarked that his recounting of what went on during the meetings makes them believe they may very well have attended the meetings themselves!

 I mentioned before that Gary was our speaker in September 2016. He gave a presentation on Catherine Gore, the Silverfork Novelist, whose books he collects. Gary also collects English Annuals. He has about 120 of them. These are gift books published in England for the holidays from 1823 to 1856. These books have ornate bindings and contain interesting engravings, and prose and poetry from known and not-so-well-known contemporary authors. And on September 16th, Gary Simons will give a presentation on his collection of English Annuals.

We’ll see you on September 16th!


U of Penn Conference on Women's Voices From the Wilderness


Bridwell Library Exhibit of the Pietists


There are Numerous Book Fairs in September
Find the Book Fair Nearest You



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


David Levy's Blog: Edmond Hoyle, Gent.



FOUND ON THE WEB


Gateway to Library Catalogs



The Curran Index


A Short Story By My Ozark Radio Hour Friend Dan Krotz


Scott Husby's Database of Bookbindings on Incunables


Latin Terms From AWOL


Reviews of Books Useful to the Collector by William Butts


Bookmarking Book Art Curated by Robert Bolick


RECENT ACQUISITIONS


The Crockett Almanacks edited by Franklin J. Meine, Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1955.

Centennial by James Michener, New York: Random House, 1974. No.245 of 500 copies printed.

Danmarks Historie by Johan Hvidtfeldt, Ib Koch-Olsen, and Axel Steensberg, Kobenhavn: Det Danske Forlag, 1950-52 two vols (fifty cents).

Danmarks Kronike by Saxo Grammaticus, Kobenhavn: Samlerens Forlag, 1951 (fifty cents).

The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell, edited by Percy Fitzgerald, London: Allen and Unwin, 1924, (vols 2 & 3 of 3 vols only).

House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia by Craig Unger, New York: Dutton, 2018.

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! by Jonah Winter, New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 20009.

Great Photographs of World War II,  Pleasantville: Reader's Digest, c.1964.

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton, New York: Barnes & Noble 2004.

Modern Islamic Literature From 1800 to the Present edited by James Kritzeck, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,1970.

Little Kahuna and Da Menehune by Tom Aki and Elizabeth Lee, Printed in China c.2009.

A Celebration of Poets, Showcase Edition Owings Mills, Md: International Library of Poetry, 1998.

Braude's Treasury of Wit and Humor by Jacob M. Braude, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, c.1964.

The Presidents of the United States by John and Alice Durant, Miami: A. A. Gaché, 1975, two vols.




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



Ben Wiley:  Movie Reviewer
Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down
Florida Bibliophile Society
Sunday Oct. 21, 2018 1:30 PM
Macdonald-Kelce library


Oak Knoll Fest



Brattleboro Literary Festival Oct 11-14, 2018


Wells College Book Arts Exhibit Oct 18 to Nov 30



Follow the Map Harvard Symposium Oct 25th, 26th



There are Numerous Book Fairs in October
Find the Book Fair Nearest You



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Erik Kwakkel's medievalbooks




FOUND ON THE WEB


A Replica of the Jefferson Memorial in Florida



Books About Books



Mark Cockram, Bookbinder



Benjamin Pauley's Eighteenth-Century Book Tracker



RECENT ACQUISITIONS


The Afterlife of Aldus:  Posthumous Fame, Collectors and the Book Trade edited by Jill Kraye and Paolo Sachet, London:  Warburg Institute 2018 (Bibliographical Society Book Selection).

Library Mouse:  A Friend's Tale by Daniel Kirk, New York:  Abrams Books for Young Readers 2009 (adapted for Chick-fil-A).

Titi Livii Patavini Historiaeum libri priores Quinque:  in usum juventutis academicae by Livi, Uticæ: Excudebat G. Williams 1821 (Provenance: Thomas Williams 1806-1872).

The Life and Speeches of Thomas Williams:  Orator, Statesman and Jurist 1806-1872 A Founder of the Whig and Republican Parties by Burton Alva Konkle, Philadelphia:  Campion & Company 1905

Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson, NewYork:  Morrow 1995 (a gift from Lee Harrer).

2012:  The Little Horn of Prophecy by Peter Hargitai, Bloomington: iUniverse 2009.

Indian Boyhood by Charles Alexander Eastman, Alexandria: Time-Life Books 1993.

Keeping Boswell 'in Constant Repair' The Life of Johnson in Manuscript, The David Fleeman Lecture 2014 by Gordon Turnbull, Melbourne:  Johnson Society of Australia 2018 (a gift from John Byrne).

The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt newly edited by Roger Ingpen, New York:  E. P. Dutton 1903 (Vol II only).

The Complete Kama Sutra:  The First Unabridged Modern Translation... translated by Alain Daniélou, Rochester Vt: Park Street Press 1994.

Fear:  Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, New York:  Simon & Schuster 2018.




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My Sentimental Library

Learning About the Crockett Almanacks, Sabre-Tooth Revisited, and Bill Cole


Contemplations of Moibibliomaniac

Fear: Trump in the White House


House of Trump, House of Putin: the Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia

Cursory Remarks About Politics

Fear: Trump in the White House


House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia

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Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Nov 2018


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



Miami Book Fair Week Nov 11.18, 2018


Boston Antiquarian Book Fair Nov 16-18, 2018


Find the Book Fair Nearest You




Don Bruns at the
Florida Bibliophile Society Meeting
Seminole Community Library



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Special Collections, University of Houston LibrariesDocumenting Riversideby UH Audiovisual Archivist Emily Vinson




FOUND ON THE WEB


Rapping About Strunk and White's The Elements of Style



A Search Source For Publishers


A Photographer's Tour of Scotland's Books


Alicia Golden Visiting the Getty Museum


A Tribute to Maureen Duke






RECENT ACQUISITIONS

The Address [s.l.] Big Jump Press 2018 (2017), The Inaugural Addresses of Barack Hussein Obama and Donald John Trump designed, printed and bound dos-a-dos by Sarah Bryant and Anna Embree, 2nd ed. No 14 of 100 copies printed.

How a Book is Made by Phebe Snow, London:  Routledge and Paul, 1960.

Books and Book-Collecting by G. L. Brock, London:  Deitch, 1980.

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore:  A Novel by Matthew Sullivan, New York: Scribner, 2017.

My Bookstore:  Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop by Ronald Rice, New York:  Black Dog and Leventhal, 2012.

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

Conversations, Or, The Bas Bleu:  Addressed to Mrs. Hyde by Sidney Ives, [s.l.]: Stinehour Press, 1977.

Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro, New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.  The Years of Lyndon Johnson Series.

The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro, New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.  The Years of Lyndon Johnson Series.

The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, New York:  W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.

The Birds of Ohio by Bruce G. Peterjohn,  Bloomington:  Indiana Press, c1989.

The Big Book of Hoaxes by Carl Sifakis, New York:  Paradox Press, c1996.

Ether and Me; Or "Just Relax" by Will Rogers, Stillwater:  Oklahoma State University Press, 1973.

Thank God for the Atomic Bomb and Other Essays by Paul Fussell, New York:  Summit Books, 1988.

The Uses of Diversity:  A Book of Essays by G. K. Chesterton, London:  Methuen, 1927.

River Spirits:  A Collection of Lumbee Writings edited by Stanley Knick, Native American Resource Center Publications, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 2003.

Essays and Essayists edited by Sir John Henry Newbolt, London:  Thomas Nelson and Sons, c1928.

Mr. Laurel & Mr. Hardy by John McCabe, New York: Signet, 1968.

The World of Comedy by Thomas Leeflang, Leicester: Windward, 1988.

Jim Davis by John Masefield, New York:  Grosset & Dunlap, c1914.

Mahzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur : A Prayerbook for the Days of Awe = Maı̀Æzor la-yamim ha-nora im by Jules Harlow, New York:  Rabbincal Assembly, 1978.

But - Gentlemen Marry Brunettes by Anita Loos, New York:  Boni & Liveright, 1928.




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An Historical Account of Thomas Williams and his Copy of Livy's Historiarum

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Ford vs Kavanaugh: Veritas Valebit

Sermon on the Mount of Trump



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Biblio Researching:
A Bibliographic Checklist of the Early Editions of The Elements of Style

Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac:
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis (book review)

My Sentimental Library:
Clifton Fadiman & Anne Fadiman: The Wine Lover and His Daughter





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


Seton Hall University Know More Giving Tree Nov 19-Dec 7


Find a Chanukah Event Near You Dec 2-10


Tree Lighting at the Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco Dec 3


A Christmas Carol at Penn State Dec 3-6


The Legend of the Christmas Spider Puppet Show Dec 15





FOUND ON THE WEB


100 Christmas Stories from AmericanLiterature.com




Bob Dylan Reading Twas the Night Before Christmas





BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Long-Time Blogger Sarah Faragher's Blog About Books Used & Rare







RECENT BLOG POSTS

My Sentimental Library

A Book With a Rather Dubious but Collectible Record of Ownership

Contemplations of Moibibliomaniac

Another Glorious Day of Toodling

Cursory Remarks About Politics

The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis




UPCOMING BLOG POSTS


Biblio Researching

A Bibliographic Checklist of the Early Editions of the Elements of Style before the New Year 

My Sentimental Library

The Rochester Press: Number Seven of the Twelve Blog Posts For Christmas (Dec)


Clifton and Anne Fadiman: The Wine Lover & His Daughter & Their Books  (After the New Year) 




I am finally on Twitter!

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RECENT ACQUISTITONS

A Correspondence Between Noctua Aurita of the Desert and Philomela of the King's Dale by William Huntington, London: E. Huntington, 1809 (Relics of Charles Lamb).

History of the Library of Congress Vol I 1800-1864 by William Dawson Johnston, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904 (Vol II was never published).

Collector's Choice by John T. Winterich, New York: Grolier Club, 1954.

Some Random Recollections: An Informal Talk Made at the Grolier Club, New York 21 October, 1948 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York:  The Typophiles, 1949.

The Roycrofters Shop: A History by Elbert Hubbard, Easr Aurora:  The Roycrofters, 1908.

Rosenwald and Rosenbach, Two Philadelphia Bookmen: Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum & Library from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress April 30 to July 31, 1983 by Kathleen T. Hunt, Philadelphia: Rosenbach Museum & Library, 1983.

First Editions, Association Copies, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts by Esteemed Authors of the Nineteenth Century Collected by the Late Harry B. Smith, New York, Author of "A Sentimental Library".... New York: Anderson Galleries, 1936 (a gift from my friend Gary Simons).

Danish Emigrant Ballads and Songs  by Rochelle Wright, Carbondale:  Southern Illinois University Press, 1983 (for my wife's Danish Collection).

Young Mr. Obama:  Chicago and the Making of a Black President by Edward McClelland, New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010 (for my wife's Obama Collection).

Casting Bones by Don Bruns, Surrey, England: Severn House, 2016.  signed by the author after his presentation before the Florida Bibliophile Society on Nov 18, 2018.

Nine more books acquired and identified in the blog post, Another Glorious Day of Toodling.




Christmas Books Published by the Late Don Brady


Pavoratti & Domingo Singing Cantique De Noel/O Holy Night




Welcome to biblio-connecting Jan 2019


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Lisa Bradberry 
Filmmaking in Florida 1908 - 1933
Florida Bibliophile Society
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th St. North
Seminole Fl. 33772
Jan 13, 2019 1:30 pm.


FBS member Lisa Bradberry is a Tampa Bay native and a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. She is a lifelong movie buff with a special interest in movies made in Florida during the silent film era and during the early talkies era. As a film scholar, Lisa has received research credits or acknowledgements in a number of books, and has been interviewed on television programs such as Pinellas Past, Inside Pinellas, and Florida Crossroads. Lisa’s presentation will cover the history of film companies that traveled from the northern and Midwest states to Florida to make silent films during the winter months. Her presentation covers actors such as Theda Bara, Rudolph Valentino, Oliver Hardy, and W. C. Fields, who starred in films in Florida early in their careers before becoming famous. Her presentation also covers the role Florida played in early talking feature films.


Bibliography Week  New York City  Jan 22-26 2019


MLK Symposium at U Michigan Jan 21st



Book Fairs 2019



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BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



Early Modern Female Ownership



FOUND ON THE WEB



Women's Early Modern Letters Online


ilovetypography.com


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Middletown Thrall Library, Middletown New York 
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My Sentimental Library

The Rochester Press:  Number Seven of the Twelve Blog Posts for Christmas


The Early Editions of The Elements of Style

My Handlist of the Early Editions of The Elements of Style
A Reference List for Librarians, Booksellers and Book Collectors


Cursory Remarks About Politics

Can and Will the 116th Congress Override a Presidential Veto?




RECENT ACQUISITIONS


The Port Folio Vol VIII edited by Joseph Dennie. Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1801

Hap Lee's Radio Joke Book: Famous Gags of Radio Stars by Hap Lee. Philadelphia: David McKay, c1935.

The Night Before Christmas: A Descriptive Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore's Immortal Poem With Editions From 1823 through 2000 by Nancy H. Marshall.  New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2002.

Fighting the Flying Circus by Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1919. Inscribed: In appreciation of your confidence. Capt. Ed Rickenbacker.

Boswell's Clap and Other Essays: Medical Analyses of Literary Men's Afflictions by William B. Ober, M.D. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, c.1979.

Ode to Charles Dilly by James Boswell. s.l. Privately printed for Elkin Mathews, 1928.

Samuel Johnson and his World by Margaret Lane. New York: Harper and Row, 1975.

Paraphs by Hermann Püterschein (pen name of W. A. Dwiggins). New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. No. 1 of the Publications of the Society of Calligraphers.




WELCOME TO BIBLIO-CONNECTING FEB 2019


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




Wilson Blount: Reflections on
The Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Macdonald-Kelce Library, University of Tampa


Wilson Blount marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge with John Lewis during the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March in 1965. He will be the guest speaker at the February meeting of the Florida Bibliophile Society. Wilson Blount was a junior at Tuskegee University at the time of the march. After he graduated, he joined the United States Air Force as a second lieutenant and served at several locations stateside and overseas. In 1978 he began work in the Civil Service at Wright-Patterson AFB, and joined the Air Force Reserves the same year. He retired as a Colonel from the Air Force Reserves in 1999, and from Civil Service in 2000. He is co-founder of the Gen. Lloyd W. Newton Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen at Kirkland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The meeting is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP.


The Third Annual Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest


Miami International Map Fair Feb 1-3, 2019


San Francisco Antiquarian  Book, Print and Paper Fair 
Feb 9-10, 2019



Look for a Book Fair Near You



February 19 is Library Day in Florida!


BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Kimberly M. Thomas on the KonMari Method



FOUND ON THE WEB



Librarian Creates a Little Free Tree Library



Quirk du Jour:
A Facebook Page Created by My Friend Asta




Jonathan Smalter Answers the Question:
What is Ephemera?



R. I. P.  
Bernard C. Middleton, Bookbinder (1924-2019






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My Sentimental Library


A Book That Flew Undetected Under the RADAR



RECENT ACQUISITIONS



Vistas Iberoamericans or, Latin American Sights by William F. Rickenbacker.  Privately Printed, 1949.  Signed by Eddie Rickenbacker. Inscribed by Bill Rickenbacker to Leslie P. Arnold, one of the first airmen to complete an aerial circumnavigation of the world in 1924 (Last month's blog post was about this book).

Fighting the Flying Circus by Eddie Rickenbacker. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1919. Inscribed "Henry J. Palmer Jr. from Louis, Christmas 1931." Bookplate of Palmer on front pastedown. Photo of Palmer in uniform in front of a biplane. Deaccessioned from New England Air Museum.

Oceans, Poles, and Airmen: The First Flights Over Wide Waters and Desolate Ice by Richard Montague.  Inscribed by the author to a non-aviator friend with an a.l.s. to his friend tipped in.

Complete Book of Top Gun: America's Flying Aces by Andy Lightbody. New York: Beekman House 1990.

The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft  by Robert Jackson. Bath, UK: Parragon Pub. 2006.

The Book of the Cheese:  Being Traits and Stories of "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese." London: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 1937 (11th edition).

Word by Word: the Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper. New York: Panteon Books, 2017. Recommended by my friend George Spiero.

A Binge of Diet Jokes edited by Elizabeth Cotton.  Mt. Kisco: Exley, 1992.

English and American First Editions... Americana Relating to California and the West... Collected by Jean Hersholt. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1954.

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore.  New York: Rodale Books, 2006.  May this book never be laid to rest unheeded in front of Mother Earth's gravestone.


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Welcome to Biblio-Connecting March 2019

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


Stanford Universities:  Warhol, Artificial Intelligence, and the Idea of the Archive


The New York Antiquarian Book Fair March 7-9, 2019



Charles Brown on the Simplicissimus Story March 10, 2019 

FBS member Charles Brown will give a presentation entitled “ The Simplicissimus Story: A Bestseller of the 17th Century . ” The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) was a realignment of power in Europe with devastating consequences for civilian populations, with death rates as high as 50% in some areas. Germany was particularly hard hit. Within a few years of the end of the war, the author Grimmelshausen created Simplicissimus, a nameless peasant who is caught up in the war through a series of misadventures. It was an immediate success, spawning sequels, calendars, and other works, as well as giving German literature an enduring and unforgettable character and inspiring other works of literature into the 20th century.


William S. Peterson's Online Ongoing Bibliographical Study of George Mackay Brown



There are Over Ten Ephemera and Book Fairs in March.  See if There's one Near you!




BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



NYPL Schomburg Center:  History of the Green Book


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The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kemscott Chaucer, Cleveland: World Publishing, 1958.

Dangerous Deed or the Flight in the Dirigible by Captain Frank Cobb, Chicago:  Saalfield Publishing, 1927.

War Torn: Stories of War From Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam by Tad Bartimus, New York: Random House, 2002.

The Hunt for Red October  by Tom Clancy, Anapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984, second printing.

When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, edited by Sandra Haldeman Martz, Watsonville: Paper-Mache Press, 1991, second edition.

This is My God by Herman Wouk, Garden City: Doubleday, 1959.

The Athiest's Bible: An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thoughts contrived and edited by Joan Kotter, New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 2007.

The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of a Partnership That Defined a Presidency by Kathryn Smith, New York: Touchstone, 2016.

Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner by Wallace Stegner, New York: Wings Books, 1994.

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography by Justin Kaplan, New York: Simon and Shuster, 1966.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, New York: Atria Books, 2014.

The Book Collector's Journal Vol I No. 1-9, Chicago: Willliam Targ, 1936.

The Right Word III: A Concise Thesaurus Based on the American Heritage Dictionary edited by Pamela B. DeVinne, Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

The Written Word III: Based on the American Heritage Dictionary edited by Karen Stray Nolting, Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

The Word Book III:  Based on the American Heritage Dictionary edited by Beth Jaffe, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.  All three books are housed in a slipcase sitting on my desk table and ready for use.





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Florida Antiquarian Book Fair April 26-28,2019


 Florida Bibliophile Society Meeting:  April 14, 2019
Longfellow in Love: Romance and Tragedy in the Life of the Poet
by Edward M. Cifelli

FBS member Edward M. Cifelli will be the speaker for the April meeting of the Florida Bibliophile Society. On Sunday, April 14, 2019, beginning around 1:45 pm, he will give a presentation about his latest book, Longfellow in Love: Passion and Tragedy in the Life of the Poet.

Ed is a retired professor of English from New Jersey. Ed joined the Florida Bibliophile Society during the summer break. And on his membership form, he identified himself as an author, an editor, a collector, a teacher, a student and a scholar. A search at the OCLC WorldCat website reveals a number of notches in his writing belt: Books he wrote about the American patriot David Humphreys and the American poet John Ciardi; Afterwords he wrote for editions of the Divine Comedy that Ciardi translated; an Introduction of an edition of Milton's Paradise Lost and Other Poems; editions he edited of the Index of American Periodic Verse; a Preface he wrote for an edition of Longfellow's Evangeline and Selected Tales and Poems; a book of his own random essays and fugitive thoughts; and finally, what may well be his masterpiece, Longfellow in Love: Passion and Tragedy in the Life of the Poet.

Ed follows Henry Wadsworth Longfellow as he pursues a series of romances. It begins in 1828, Longfellow’s year in Europe with Giulia Persiani. The following year, back in the U.S., he falls in love with Mary Storer Potter. They married in 1831 and traveled widely, but their happiness was cut short when she died in 1835. During his year of mourning, he met Fanny Appleton. She was an 18-year-old heiress, not interested in settling down with Longfellow, then 29 and a Harvard professor. But he was steadfast, and six years later she changed her mind and married him. For 18 years they were “America’s couple,”and then tragedy struck. Ed will sign copies of his book after his presentation. The presentation is free and the meeting is open to the public.

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Photographs by Corrado Serra


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FABS Study Tour to St. Louis Oct 23 -27, 2019


The Bixby Club of St. Louis is hosting this year's FABS Study Tour.  The Tour is limited to 50 people so don't wait too long to register for the Tour.

The Florida Bibliophile Society will be hosting next year's Study Tour to the Tampa Bay Area, April 22-26, 2020! The Study Tour to the Tampa Bay area is scheduled to coincide with the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, April 24-26, 2020.  I'll post more news about the Florida Tour here on this blog in the next few months.


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Jeff Peachey's 500th Blog Post




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The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age by Leo Damrosch, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.

The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor by James P. Delgado, College Station: Texas A& M University Press, 2016.

From Father to Son: The Letters of Eddie Rickenbacker to his son William, From Boyhood to Manhood edited by William F. Rickenbacker, New York: Walker, 1970.

Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War by John McCain and Mark Salter, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

The Fabulous Mrs Miller: a True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Derring-Do by Carol Baxter, Minneapolis: Scribe, 2010 (advance reading copy).

The Ultimate Book of Military Machines s. l. : Parragon Books, 2015 (s. l. stands for sine loco: without a place).

Eagle Day: the Battle of Britain by Richard Collier, s. l. Dutton, 1980.

The Deserter's Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away From the War in Iraq by Joshua Key, New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007 (uncorrected proof).

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara, New York: Knopf, 2019.

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama, New York: Crown, 2006.

The United States Constitution: Roots, Rights, Responsibilities by A. E. Dick Howard, Washington: Smithsonian, 1992.

John Muir's Longest Walk: John Earl, a Photographer, Traces his Journey to Florida; With Excerpts From John Muir's Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf by John Earl, Garden City: Doubleday, 1975.

Florida in the Making by Frank Parker Stockbridge, New York: De Bower, 1926.

The Reflections of  Kaua'i: The Garden Island by Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, Aiea: Island Heritage, 2001 (second printing).

The Museum of Words: A Memoir of Language, Writing and Mortality by Georgia Blain, Brunswick, Victoria: Scribe, 2017.

The History of Making Books From Clay Tablets, Papyrus Rolls, Illuminated Manuscripts to the Printing Press, New York: Scholastic, 1996.

Please Bury Me in the Library by J. Patrick Lewis, Orlando: Gulliver Books/Harcourt, 2005.

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein, New York: Random House, 2013.

Poems of Felicia Hemans, a New Edition... by Felicia  Hemans, Edinburgh: W. Blackwood & Sons, 1862 (bound in full leather).

I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me by Hugh Prather, Garden City: Doubleday, 1972.

Index of American Period Verse 1980 edited by Sander W. Zulauf, Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1982 (From the library of William Stafford).

The Fishing-Print Poems by R. B. Weber, Port Jefferson: Street Press, 1984 (From the library of William Stafford).

Rhymes of Our College and Others by B. A. Thaxter, Portland: the Press of Palantine Hill, 1958 (From the library of William Stafford).

Forum: Ten Poets of the Western Reserve edited by Peter Hargitai and Lotette Kuby, Mentor: Poetry Forum Program, 1978 (From the library of William Stafford).

A Glass Face in the Rain: New Poems by William Stafford, New York: Harer and Row, 1982 (signed by Stafford on the title page.).

An Oregon Message by William Stafford, New York: Harper Collins, 1987 (formerly owned by Jean E. Thomson).

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, New York: Putnam, 2004.

The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer, New York: Grand Central Pub, 2008.

The Missing Chapter (Nero Wolfe) by Robert Goldsborough, New York: Bantam Books, 1994.

John Mistletoe by Christopher Morley, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1931 (From the Library of Tom Bossort with his bookplate).




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St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair May 3-5, 2019


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 Florida Bibliophile Society 
End of Season Banquet, May 19, 2019 

The Florida Bibliophile Society ends another successful season with a banquet for its members and guests only at Brio Tuscan Grille, Tampa on May 19, 2019.  Circus Historian Larry Kellogg will be the keynote speaker.  Chloe Norris, winner of the 2019 Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest, will read her prize-winning essay.  Banquet attendees will receive a keepsake containing the top three essays of the book collecting contest.  





FABS Study Tour to St. Louis Oct 23 -27, 2019


The Bixby Club of St. Louis is hosting this year's FABS Study Tour.  The Tour is limited to 50 people so don't wait too long to register for the Tour.




The Florida Bibliophile Society will be hosting next year's FABS Study Tour to Tampa Bay, April 22-26, 2020.  We still have some sponsorship opportunities.  Please contact me at floridabibliophiles at gmail.com.





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Copyright and the Public Domain


RECENT ACQUISITIONS



Longfellow in Love; Passion and Tragedy in the Life of the Poet by Edward M. Cifelli, Jefferson: McFarland and Co. 2018.

The Library Book by Susan Orlean, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018.

The Librarian at Play by Edmund Lester Pearson, Boston: Small, Maynard and Co. 1911

The Care and Repair of Books by Henry Miller Lydenberg and John Archer, New York: R. R. Bowker

Gene Stratton-Porter: A Book Collector's Guide by David G. MacLean, Decatur: Americana Books, 1995.


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