Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Feb 2017

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


Tour of the Tampa Book Arts Studio


Metrolex.  Three Speakers: Jack Lynch, Rebecca Shapiro, Donna Farina


Mark Samuels Lasner Collection 
Exhibition Feb 14 - Jun 3 and Symposium Mar 17-18


California International Antiquarian Book Fair Feb 10-12


Other Upcoming Book Fairs




BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


The Exile Bibliophile has a  New Blog!




FOUND ON THE WEB



Keith Wease Condition Calculator



TomFolio.com: Author Signatures



SHARP:  Book History Unbound





Magazines and Indexes to Periodicals




A Thought Experiment at the Folger




Text:  Shakespeare 400 and more




Early Modern Studies


Institute of English Studies Podcasts



Daytonian in Manhattan

   




Columbia University & Slavery



MY RECENT BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library

A Virtual Tour of My Austin Dobson Collection


Biblio Researching

Notes and Queries Regarding the Authorship of O FOR A BOOKE


Cursory Remarks About Politics

A Presidential Thank You

The Only Wall America Needs:  The American Immigrant Wall of Honor



MY UPCOMING BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library:  The Sentimental Airman

Contemplations of Moibibliomaniac:  A  Review of Hubert's Freaks

Bibliophiles in My Library:  The Idiosyncrasies of a C. S. Forester Collector




RECENT ACQUISITIONS

Samuel Johnson: Author For All Seasons.  An Exhibition of Manuscripts & Books from the Library of Loren & Frances Rothschild held at the Doheny Memorial Library University of Southern California Fall 1988.  Co-published by the Rasselas Press & the USC Fine Arts Press Pacific Palisades & Los Angeles, California 1988

Keepsake:  To Drive the Night Along.  A Manuscript of Samuel Johnson's Latin Translation of a Greek Epigram.   John Byrne.  Los Angeles:  Samuel Johnson Society of the West 2009

Samuel Johnson PREFACE as printed in his THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 1765 with an introduction by Fiona Ritchie.  London:  the Trustees of Dr. Johnson's House, 2015

The Johnson Halfpenny:  Presented as a Keepsake for the Johnson Society of the Central Region.  Chicago: Signature Press, 1985

Johnson Society Addresses No. 27  1947   The Humanist and the Scientist by Sir Norman Haworth; Dr. Johnson The Great Englishman  by Laurence W. Meynell;  George Farquhar and Lichfield by Willard Connely.  Lichfield:  Johnson Society, 1947

A Short History of the Principal London Antiquarian Booksellers and Book-Auctioneers by Andrew Block. London: Denis Archer, 1933

Captain Horatio Hornblower by C. S. Forester, Boston:  Little, Brown and Company 1939 Thirty-first  Printing

Randall and the River of  Times by C. S. Forester, Chicago:  Sears Readers Club, 1950

The Nightmare by C. S. Forester, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950

Grandpa's Book of Sudoku.  Middletown, De: Clarity Media, 2016






MY NEW BIBLIOPHILE CARD




This February 2017 blog post has been added to my continuous biblio-connecting blog post: Biblio-Connecting July 5, 2011 to the Present.



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Jan 2017



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

Florida Bibliophile Society Keynote Speaker Jan 15th:  Terry Seymour Talks About His Book: 
Boswell's Books: Four Generations of Collecting and Collectors





Contest Begins Jan 9, 2017



See What the Other Book Clubs Have Planned For January and Beyond




FABS Texas Tour


FABS Moscow Tour


LOC Current Exhibits




Duke University Libraries



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH


Paul Distelberge's Early Modern Typography




FOUND ON THE WEB


Gordon Hollis on Book Collecting in the United States



Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography


New York State Library Auction Catalog Collection



Wroth on the Validity of Antiquarianism



The William Blake Archive




MY RECENT BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library: 
Peter Motteux: Number Five of the Twelve Blog Post For Christmas 


MY UPCOMING BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library Blog
A Virtual Tour of My Austin Dobson Collection


Biblio Researching Blog
O for a Booke


Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac Blog
Hobert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, The Times Square Talker, and The Lost Photos of Diane Arbus by Gregory Gibson, Reviewed by Jerry Morris




RECENT ACQUISITIONS


Cadillac Jack by Larry McMurty, New York: Simon & Shuster 1982.

Poems for the John by Jackie Kannon, New York: Kanrom, 1960

Alfred Tennyson, Frederick Locker, and Augustine Birrell by Sir Charles Tennyson, Cleveland: Rowfant Club, 1965 (a gift from John Byrne).

Tales of an American Soldier by Werner H. Von Rosenstiel, s.l.:1st Books Library, 2002

Remembering Albert Sperisen by William Pusey Barlow, San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1999.

Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 2016

The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. by James Boswell, Edited by Arnold Glover, With an Introduction by Austin Dobson, Volume the First,  London:  J. M. Dent,  New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. 1901

Anything Can Happen: A Poem and Essay by Seamus Heaney with translations in support of amnesty, Dublin: Town House, 2002

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Dec 2016



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SOME RECENT SENTIMENTAL WORLD-WIDE BIBLIO-CONNECTING


I enjoy hearing from my blog readers.  And on October 11th, 2016 I was surprised to receive an email from a person who initially identified herself as "a Danish woman living in Melbourne, Australia."  She said that she too loved Copenhagen, and enjoyed reading my two Danish blog posts, Some Things Gotten in Denmark and The Bookstores of Copenhagen.  And as a member of the Johnson Society of Australia (JSA), she was glad that I acquired some Johnson books while in Copenhagen.  Dr. Merete Colding Smith, Honorary Fellow, University of Melbourne Library, was the Dane who wrote me!  In the course of a few emails, I told her about my Mary Hyde Collection (the JSA's second patron).  And I learned that the President of the JSA, John Byrne was a Mary Hyde Collector as well.  The late Paul Ruxin mentioned another Mary Hyde Collector when he visited my library in 2005, and I believe he was referring to John Byrne.  Merete gave me John Byrne's email address.  I sent him links to my Mary Hyde posts.  And he sent me a parcel full of pamphlets, all but one of which the JSA published.


And John Byrne mentions me in the Nov 2016 issue of The Southern Johnsonian, which explains the recent increase in blog page views from that part of the world!



John Byrne has one of the largest Johnsoniana Collections in private hands–10,000 items. And, like me, he has a Books About Books Collection and an Austin Dobson Collection–but probably ten times the size of my collections!  In July 2015, Carolyn Webb wrote about John Byrne's Johnsoniana Collection in The Age:  50-Year Book Obsession Still a Thrill



As for Merete Colding Smith, I believe our paths will cross in Copenhagen sometime in the next few years.






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




Back in Florida, It Was All About Food
Reason for gift book selection:  Chris Sherman collects Architecture.  Next up for the Florida Bibliophile Society is the annual Christmas Get Together at an FBS member's house.


Peter Stallybrass Lecture/Seminar:  What is a Letter?

The Yale Program in the History of the Book has launched a Podcast Series of its lectures.  To hear the Sep 2016 lecture by Joseph Howley on "Inevitabilities of the Book," click here.


Battle of Brooklyn Exhibit Through Jan 08, 2017



BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH



The viaLibri Blog




FOUND ON THE WEB


Shared to me on Facebook by my neighbor Andrew





The FABS Newsletter Archive



Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare






MY RECENT BLOG POSTS

Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac:

War Virgin: My Journey of Repression, Temptation and Liberation. A Memoir by Laura Westley. Reviewed by Jerry Morris.

My Sentimental Library:

A Bookman, a Bookplate, and a Whole Lotta Style



MY UPCOMING BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library:

December: Peter Motteux: Number Five of the Twelve Blog Posts For Christmas

January: A Virtual Tour of My Austin Dobson Collection


RECENT ACQUISITIONS

Dictionary of American Antiquarian Bookdealers  by Donald C. Dickinson,  Westport, Ct: Greenwood Press, 1998

European Theories of the Drama, an Anthology of Dramatic Theory and Criticism From Aristotle to the Present Day by Barrett H. Clark,  New York:  D. Appleton and Company, 1929

Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 by James Boswell, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, London:  Penguin Books, 1984

Life of Johnson by James Boswell, Oxford: Oxford's World's Classics, 2008

Samuel Johnson: the Major Works by Samuel Johnson, Oxford:  Oxford World's Classics, 2008

A Day in Versailles:  Illlustrated Guide of the Chateau, Museum, Park and Trianons, Paris:  Braun & Co, 1950

The Cowboy and the Senorita:  A Biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans by Howard Kazanjian, Guilford: Two Dot, c.2005

The Salt Book:  Lobstering, Sea Moss Pudding, Stone Walls, Rum Running, Maple Syrup, Snowshoes, and Other Yankee Doings by Pamela Wood,  Garden City:  Anchor Press, 1977


The Southern Johnsonian by the Johnson Society of Australia, May/August/Novenber 2016

The Death of the Author & The Lives of the Poet by Ian Donaldson,  Melbourne:  The Johnson Society of Australia (The David Fleeman Memorial Lecture, 1994) 1994

Flights of the Mind:  Johnson and Dante by Peter Steele,  Melbourne:  The Johnson Society of Australia (The David Fleeman Memorial Lecture, 1996) 1997

'Pall Mall and the Wilderness of South Wales' Samuel Johnson, Watkin Tench and 'Six' Degrees of Separation by Clive Probyn, Melbourne:  The Johnson Society of Australia (The David Fleeman Memorial Lecture, 1997) 1998

Johnson and the Macquarie by Nicholas Hudson, Melbourne:  The Johnson Society of Australia (The David Fleeman Memorial Lecture, 1998) 1999

Johnsonian Quizzes by Bryan Reid, London: Published by Dr. Johnson's House Trust to mark the tercentenary of Johnson's birth in 2009






Mele Kalikimaka!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Nov 2016




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



Florida Bibliophile Society Presents
 Chris Sherman: Food for Thought
Sunday Nov 20, 2016 1:30pm
Seminole Community Library 9200 113th St. N. Seminole, Fl.



A Century of Fine Press Books  


Reopening of the Rose Reading Room at the NYPL


UDEL:  The Millionaire and the Bard


Secrets at the Butler Library (Registration Required!)


An NIH Live-Stream Event Nov 3rd 2pm


An Object-Based Symposium in Philadelphia


Jerry Morris at the Hudson Library!
8012 Library Rd. Hudson Fl


Upcoming Book Fairs


BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH

Faulkner House Books



FOUND ON THE WEB



COMMON-PLACE on Politics



Ghostly Mental_Floss


A Narratively Article




Philip Roth's Books and the Newark Library


EMLS: An Online Scholarly Journal




Larry McMurtry in the New York Times



TWO DIFFERENT VIEWS OF MY LIBRARY



https://www.librarything.com/profile/moibibliomaniac


https://www.librarycat.org/lib/moibibliomaniac




MY RECENT ACQUISITIONS


Table Talk: A Transcendentalist's Opinions on American Life, Literature, Art and People From the Mid-Nineteetnth Century Through the First Decade of the Twentieth by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn; edited by Kenneth Walter Cameron, Hartford: Transcendental Books, 1981 25 cents at the Alachua County FOL Sale Oct 22nd!

Experiments in Autobiography: Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (Since 1866) by H. G. Wells, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1934

A Charley Brown Christmas Recordable Storybook by Charles Schulz, Kansas City: Hallmark Gift Books, 2011

Santa's Twin by Dean Koontz, Illustrations by Phil Parks, China: Harper Prism, 1996

The Five Books of Architecture: An Unabridged Reprint of the English Edition of 1611 by Sebastiano Serlio, New York: Dover Publications, 1982

The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber by Nicholson Baker, New York: Random House, 1986

Sandpiper: The Life & Letters of Celia Thaxter by Rosamond Thaxter, Francetown: Marshall Jones Company, 1963 (revised edition)

Dr. Johnson and His Circle by John Bailey, London: Oxford University Press, 1945

English Essays: An Anthology From Bacon to Lucas by David T. Pottinger, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927

Book Lust by Nancy Pearl, Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2003

The Art of the Book by Charles Holme, New York: Dorset Press 1990 (1914)


MY OTHER RECENT BOOK-RELATED BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library  The Bookstores of Copenhagen

Bibliophiles in My Library  An Anecdote About Bob Fleck:  Bookman to the End

Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac  Boswell's Books:  Four Generations of Collecting and Collectors by Terry Seymour and commented upon by Jerry Morris


You can now view all 140+ of my blog posts on myblogbrowser.com


MY UPCOMING BLOG POSTS


My Sentimental Library: A Virtual Tour of My Austin Dobson Collection