The Fine Books Blog: Recent
Sharing today a one-hour presentation on Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius (Venice, 1610) in which Nick…
Readers of John Berendt’s 1994 bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will no doubt…
Current Events & Trends April 20, 2021
Books once owned by William Safire, presidential speechwriter under Nixon, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and avowed grammar stickler, are heading to auction in New York later this month.
Current Events & Trends April 19, 2021
Here are the auctions I’ll be watching this week:
Current Events & Trends April 15, 2021
The New York, Chicago, and Paris-based manuscript specialists Les Enluminures have just released the fifth in a new series of e-catalogues on specific themes in medieval manuscripts.
Current Events & Trends April 14, 2021
A new exhibition staged online by Cambridge University Library looks at the history of palimpsests, and how Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scripts were all variously overwritten and underwritten.
Current Events & Trends April 13, 2021
For seven years, Brooklyn artist George Cochrane has worked on a contemporary illuminated manuscript of Dante’s Divine Comedy—all 350,000 characters of the epic poem, plus illustrations, in the original Italian.
Current Events & Trends April 12, 2021
Quite a busy week coming up in the auction rooms:
Book People April 9, 2021
This past Monday, PBS released the first of its three-part, six-hour documentary exploring the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Fan of the iconic American writer or not, this feels like a must-watch.
Book Reviews April 8, 2021
By most accounts, Robert E. Hart (1878-1946) was a private man. A ropemaker by trade, the Blackburn-based bibliophile quietly nourished a desire to collect magnificent examples of early printed books and medieval artifacts.
Bright Young Booksellers April 7, 2021
Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Victoria Forsberg-Lary of Cellar Stories in Providence, Rhode Island: