Thursday, March 1, 2018

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Mar 2018

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A Photo Album of the Tour

Come Listen to Milton Scholar Cameron McNabb
Speak About John Milton and Paradise Lost
Sunday, March 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Seminole Community Library

The Lee J. Harrer Student Book Collecting Essay Contest ended last night.  And the judges are making their decision.  But I can tell you that there are more than a few young book collectors out there. We just need to get their attention!

N.Y. Antiquarian Book Fair Mar 8-11 2018

A Panel Discussion at the NYC Book Fair

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair Apr 20-22 2018

Check Out the Book Fairs and Other Events in Your Area

2018 FABS Tour of Delaware May 16-19 2018

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dr. Jack Ross:  The Imaginary Museum
"On Collecting James Boswell" was the title of My Sentimental Library blog post last month. And Dr. Ross's blog post on Boswell fits right in.


UCLA's Professor Johanna Drucker, Staff and Students: 
 Their History of the Book

The Movable Book Society Awards

From The Guardian

Borges on Johnson and Boswell


My Sentimental Library

On Collecting James Boswell

Contemplations of MoiBibliomaniac

How Paul Fussell and Samuel Johnson Helped Me Write a Review
of Michael Wolff's Book, Fire and Fury

I also posted it on Cursory Remarks About Politics, or CRAP for short.


The Yard Dog by Sheldon Russell, New York:  Minotaur Books, 2009

Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing by Paul Fussell, New York:  Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1971

Life Magazine  October 1984

The Sackett Brand by Louis L'Amour, New York:  Bantam Books, 1983 (1961) 21st printing

Soviet Press Selected Translations by the Department of the Air Force  Sep-Oct 1986

The Story of Mary's Little Lamb published by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford, Dearborn, Mi. 1928

General Scheme of Pennsylvania by the United States Post Office Department, Railway Mail Service, Fifteenth Division, 1944

Tom and Jerry:  Goody Go-Round by Dee Francis, Racine: Whitman Publishing Company, 1967

Tom and Jerry's Party  by Steffi Fletcher, Racine:  Western Publishing Company, 1955

Leaves from The Log of the State Street Trust Company Privately Printed by State Street Trust Company, Boston, 1949 Second edition.

The Book of Intertype Faces  Brooklyn:  Intertype Corporation circa1930s; 512 pages; plus numerous advance proofs dated July 22, 1933 to April 15, 1937

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Feb 2018

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In addition to the $500 First Prize provided by the Florida Bibliophile Society, there will be two runner-up prizes of $100 each, provided by the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and by Michael Slicker, Proprietor of Lighthouse Books in St. Petersburg.  Kudos to Joshua G. Steward for designing the contest poster!

A Visit to USF Library Special Collections Feb 18 2pm

Wish We Were There! (scroll down)

Richard Minsky Receives American Printing History Association 
(APHA) Laureate Award

San Fransisco Feb 2nd and 3rd

Pasadena Feb 9th to the 11th


FBS Member Ben Wiley, Old Yeller, and the Jump for Jesus Moment

Literary Hub:  Emily Temple on Virginia Woolf's Book Covers

Twenty-Four Minute Interviews by Nigel Beale

Erik Kwakkel on Horn Books

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library

The Online Library of Liberty

The Bateau Tapestry


Jeremy Dibbell's PhiloBiblos
I Thought I Selected His Blog Long Ago!


My Sentimental Library

On Keeping Informed in the Book World


Bernard M. Rosenthal 5 May 1920 14 January 2017 A Biographical and Bibliographical Account by Ian Jackson in the style of the Dictionaire historique et critique,  Berkeley: Printed for the Wednesday Table 2017. No. 359 of 400 copies printed.

Ask the Old Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, Berkeley: Ian Jackson 2017

The Practice of Typography: A Treatise on Spelling Abbreviations, the Compounding of Words, the Proper Use of Figures and Numerals, Italic and Capital Letters, Notes, Etc. with Observations on Punctuation and Proof-Reading by Theodore Low De Vinne, New York: The Century Co. 1904, Second edition.

It Occurs To Me That I Am America edited by Jonathan Santlover,New York: Touchtone 2018. All royalties go to the ACLU.

Uncle Sam in the Eyes of His Family by John Erskine, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill 1930, No. 101 of 356 copies printed. Harry B Smith's copy with his bookplate.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, New York: Henry Holt 2018

The Microbibliophile: A Bimonthly Journal about Miniature Books and the Book Arts edited by James M. Brogan, North Branch, N.J. The Microbibliophile LLC. Jan 2018

It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s by Myrna Frommer, New York: Harcourt Brace 1993

The Iliad of Homer Done Into English Prose by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, and Ernest Myers New York: Carlton House n.d.

Major British Writers, Enlarged Edition, Vol I edited by G. B. Harrison, New York: Harcourt, Brace & World 1959

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer, New York: Simon and Schuster 2016

Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy edited by Robert Silverberg, New York: Tom Doherty Associates 1998. For my grandson Dylan who enjoys reading Fantasy.

Selections for Written Reproduction, Designed as an Aid to Composition, Writing, and Language Study by Edward R. Shaw, New York: D. Appleton and Company 1886. A gift from my sister-in-law Annie Fiorelli.

Guide to Composition by James Finch Royster, Chicago: Scott, Forsman 1919

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Jan 2018

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Florida Bibliophile Society meeting Jan 21, 2018
1:30 pm at Seminole Community Library
9200 113th St. N. Seminole, Fl. 33772
Since “the death of the book” was proclaimed in the late 1990s, print publishing has exploded. Traditional books have been joined by new content and new formats: pop-up books and coloring books have moved into the adult category; comic books have expanded into graphic novels that are regularly reviewed in the New York Times and other serious venues; and artist’s books, once rarely seen, have now become a standard part of many publisher’s catalogs. Charles Brown, FBS vice president and newsletter editor, and an exhibited book artist himself, will discuss the book as a medium for art, both in unique productions and in the increasingly popular and critically important area of graphic novels.

FBS Member Ben Wiley is a Movie Reviewer 
Here are the Best and Worst Films He's Seen in 2017

I'll be the book appraiser. come see me!

New York City and the Grolier Club

Amy's Book Hunt. Chicago Only, For Now


I came across my blog pick of the month while cataloguing the library of the American lexicographer Joseph E. Worcester on Library Thing. Whenever possible, I like to include a photo of the title page. I found one for A New Dictionary of all the Cant and Flash Languages... on Reid Copping's blog, The Dastardly Dialect, and was impressed with the information on his blog.

The Dastardly Dialect


Peter Taylor's Website on John Walker's Dictionary

16 Hilarious Library Signs

Literary Journalism

A Calendar Page at the BL

Holy Book Savers!


My Sentimental Library

The Bewicks and Their Bookplates: 
 Number Six of the Twelve Blog Posts for Christmas

Contemplations of Moibibliomaniac

The Book Hunters of Katpadi by Pradeep Sebastian 

My Best and Worst Posts of 2017

TrumpeterVille by Dean Gessie 

Cursory Remarks About Politics

A List of Donald Trump's Accomplishments in 2017 
That Have Helped the Middle Class


The Second Chapter From the Gospel According to Saint Matthew,  One hundred copies printed and hand illuminated by Valenti Angelo [New York: Golden Cross Press, 1936]  A gift from Lee Harrer

Uncle Sam:  In the Eyes of His Family by John Erskine, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1930 (Harry B. Smith's copy with his bookplate, No. 101 of 356 copies printed)

American Inventions and Inventors by Arthur May Mowrey, Boston: Burdett and Co. circa 1900

The Spirit of Christmas by Henry Van Dyke, New York: Scribner, 1909

Proud to Be: My Life, The Air Force, The Controversy by Kelly Flinn, New York: Random House, 1997 (1st Female B-52 Pilot)

Report From Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center by Dennis Smith, New York: Viking 2002

Sometime Lofty Towers: a Photographic Memorial of the World Trade Center by Robert Hutchinson, El Segundo: BrownTrout Publishers, 2001

Air War by Edward Jablonski, Garden City: Doubleday, 1971 ( two-volume book club edition)

TrumpeterVille by Dean Gessie, Brownsville:  Anaphora Literary Press, 2017

The Historian as Detective; Essays on Evidence by Robert W. Winks, New York:  Harper & Row, 1969

Familiar Quotations:  A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature by John Bartlett, Garden City:  Garden City Publishing Co., 1944 11th ed. (edited by Christopher Morley and Loella D. Everett)

Christine Wigfall Morris:  Stories of Family, Community and History 1908-2010 by Christine Wigfall Morris, Baltimore:  Publish America, 2010 (1st African American librarian in Clearwater Library)

The Newmarket, Bury, Thetford and Cromer Road:  Sport and History on an East Anglian Road by Charles George Harper,  London:  Chapman & Hall, 1904 (my wife and I drove these roads in the late 1980s looking for books and antiques).

No Place to Hide by David Bradley, Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 1948 (Atomic bomb tests in Bikini Atoll)

The Tuskegee Airmen Story by Lynn M. Homan, Gretna:  Pelican Publishing Co., 2002

Friday, December 1, 2017

Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Dec 2017

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Book Paper Scissors Artists' Book Fair, 
Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia Dec 2

Northhampton Book Fair Dec 2-3  
Book Talk and Book Signing:  Nicholas Basbanes

CharlesDickens and the Spirit of Christmas at the Morgan

Norfolk Public Library Holiday Events

Christmas in Florida

Check Your Local Listings for Holiday Events In Your Area


Aimee Ann's Book Lover Blog


Book a Room in a Hotel Filled with Books!

Peter Verheyen's Book Arts Bibliography

Some Archival Library Terms

Geoff Magnum's Guide to Native American History

LOC Webcast: The Albatross Press & the Third Reich

 Folger DIY First Folio 

Pradeep Sebastian's Articles in the Hindu
Predeeep is the Author of The Book Hunters of Katpadi

Advice on Buying Books as Christmas Presents


There have been 482 visitors to my continuous Biblio-Connecting blog post July 5, 2011 to the Present in the month of November. That's not to say they read all the posts; just that they read at least part of it. :-)

My Sentimental Library

Tom and Jerry: Friends and Aiders

Cursory Remarks About Politics

Revisiting the Interpretation of the Second Amendment


The Bewicks and Their Bookplates: No. 6 of the Twelve Blog Posts for Christmas


The Book Hunters of Katpadi by Pradeep Sebastian, Gurugram, India: Hachette India, 2017

The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir by Anne Fadiman, New York:  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017

The Age of Johnson:  A Scholarly Annual  4  edited by Paul J. Korshin, New York:  AMS Press

The Age of Johnson:  Essays Presented to Chauncey Brewster Tinker edited by Frederick W. Hilles,  New York:  AMS Press, 1978 (first published by Yale University Press in 1949)

The Tinker Library:  A Bibliographical Catalogue of the Books and Manuscripts Collected by Chauncey Brewster Tinker compiled by Robert F. Metzdorf, Storrs-Mansfield:  Maurizio Martino [c1995] (first published by Yale University Library 1959)

Letters of James Boswell collected and edited by Chauncey Brewster Tinker, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, 2vols.

Private Papers of James Boswell from Malahide Castle In the Collection of Lt-Colonel Ralph Heyward Isham  5 : Porzia Sansedoni, Love-Letters of James Boswell Written in Italy 1765 With Other Records of His Italian Tour prepared by Geoffrey Scott, [Mount Vernon: Rudge] 1929

Boswell in Holland 1763-1764 (Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell) edited by Frederick A. Pottle,  London:  William Heinemann, 1952 (No. 878 of 1,050 copies printed)

Kegan Paul, A Victorian Imprint:  Publishers, Books and Cultural History by Leslie Howsam, Toronto:  Toronto Press, 1998

Dear Willy:  The True Story of a Life Well Lived by Claire Ohlsson Geheb, privately printed 2016

A Few Planes For China:  The Birth of the Flying Tigers by Eugenie Buchan, Lebanon, NH: ForeEdge, 2017

The Borzoi 1925:  Being a Sort of Record of Ten Years of Publishing New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1925

Ex-Libris by Ross King, New York:  Walker & Co., 2001