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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting September 2020


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



Florida Bibliophile Society
The Florida Bibliophile Society will hold its first meeting of the new season on Sunday, September 20, 2020 beginning at 1:30 pm via Zoom.  The purpose of the meeting will be for FBS members and their guests to become familiar with Zoom.  Beginning in October, guest speakers will give virtual presentations for FBS members and their guests via Zoom to enjoy.  Nigel Beale will be the guest speaker on Sunday October 18, 2020.  Mark Samuels Lasner will be the guest speaker on Sunday November 15, 2020.  Registration instructions for the October and November presentations will be forthcoming.


BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Emma Sarconi's Blog



FOUND ON THE WEB



About Small Hands in Bite-Sized Book History


Thierry Boillot's Textoriana, the Textor's Library




The Projects of a Princeton Librarian



19th Century Literary Annuals




RECENT ACQUISITIONS



Catalogus Bibliothecæ Harleianæ in locos communes distributus cum indice auctorum compiled by Samuel Johnson and William Oldys, Londoni: apud Thomas Osborne, 1743 (vol ii only).

True Crimes and Misdemeanors  The Investigation of Donald Trump by Jeffrey Toobin, New York: Doubleday, 2020.

The Pioneer Americanists: Early Collectors, Dealers, and Bibliographers edited by J. Kevin Graffagnino, Terese M. Austin, Jayne Ptolemy, and Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Ann Arbor: Clements Library, University of Michigan, 2017.

True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News by Cindy L. Otis, New York: Feiwel & Friends, 2020.

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. A Tale by Samuel Johnson, London: John Sharpe, 1817.

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. A Tale by Samuel Johnson, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1878.

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. A Tale by Samuel Johnson, New York: Hurst, c.1904

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. A Tale by Samuel Johnson, New York: James Miller, c.1865

Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson, Chicago:  A. C. McClurg, 1896.

I am acquiring the Rasselas editions for my Australian friend John Byrne. He wants to have a Rasselas edition for every year it was printed from 1759 on.  He currently wants the following editions from 1830 to the early 1900s, and prefers cloth-backed copies with decorated boards: 

1834,`36,`37,`39,`41,`42,`43,`45,`48,`51,`52,`53,`55,`56,`57,`58,`59,`61,`62,`63,
1866,`67,`68,`71,`73,`74, `75,`76,`77,`79,`81,`82,`85,`91,`93,`97.
Please quote books in good to fine condition to me: moibibliomaniac at gee mail dot com






OTHER RECENT BLOG POSTS



My Sentimental Library


Other People's Ownership Signatures in My Samuel Johnson and James Boswell Books


Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac


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


Cursory Remarks About Politics


Donald Trump's Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic: Willful Neglect or Gross Negligence?






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