February 2010 Archives

Book Collecting Contest

The Center for the Book and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of American and the Fellowship of American Biliophilic Societies  have jointly assumed leadership of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, with major support from the Jay I. Kislak Foundation.

Autographed Portraits

NEW YORK—Swann Galleries’ February 11 Autographs auction was devoted to Signed Historical Photographs from the Jerome Shochet Collection. 

Colorado Book Seminar

We proudly announce this year's program which includes our Keynote Speaker, Otto Penzler, publisher, author, and owner of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.

Ethiopian Manuscript

The public is invited to a seminar on Ethiopian Christianity and the monastery of Gunda Gunde, which produced the Getty’s recently acquired manuscript.

Letters By J. D. Salinger

Letters were sent by reclusive author to Michael Mitchell, dust jacket designer of the acclaimed novel The Catcher In The Rye

Penn Receive $4.25 Million Gift

The Penn Libraries have received $4.25 million for the renovation of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) and the creation of a Special Collections Center. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a member of the Libraries’ Board of Overseers. This is the largest gift to the Libraries from a living donor.

Pure Sixties. Pure Bailey.

A selling exhibition of David Bailey's iconic images of the 1960s - the 50th anniversary of a decade that changed our cultural history - will be hosted by Bonhams in New Bond Street.

Marxist Archives for Sale

The private papers of leading Marxist art historian, Francis Klingender, are to be sold at Bonhams Printed Books and Maps sale in Oxford on 23 February. 

Preservation of Historic Map

The Charlestown NH Historical Society recently used a creative approach to secure funding for the conservation treatment of an 1860 map of Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Printed on paper, coated with varnish, and attached to a decaying cloth backing, the large map was made to hang on a wall from wooden supports. The map was beginning to crumble and was in dire need of conservation treatment to preserve it for future generations.

Old Masters Paintings

On Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 Sotheby’s will offer a range of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints. The spring sale in London will present an exciting opportunity to acquire works by a group of important Old Master artists such as Rembrandt, Dürer and Goya. .

American Premiere

On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, for one evening only, the Grolier Club of New York is pleased to host the American premiere of “My Wife Did a Bit of Scribbling.” The occasion is the current exhibition Mary Webb: Neglected Genius at the Grolier Club (47 East 60th Street, New York, New York 10022) from January 28 through March 13, 2010. 

Ephemera 30

OLD GREENWICH, CT - March 19/20/21, 2010: The Ephemera Society of America and Flamingo Eventz, LLC are pleased to announce that Ephemera 30 - the 30th annual Ephemera Society of America International Paper Fair and Conference - will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, CT on March 19/20/21, 2010. “The response to this event grows more and more enthusiastic” according to the Society’s president, Gigi Barnhill. “The Society has been growing in members and the fair has been growing in size and features for the past several years,” she said. Tina Bruno of Flamingo Eventz said, “We have a full roster of Exhibitors, including a number of new participants from Europe. The Hyatt has always been a popular venue and, since the move back, we have no trouble filling the ample ballroom and adjacent gallery and are now collecting a waiting list”. This is a world-class fair designed to provide Ephemera enthusiasts an exceptional collecting and educational opportunity.

Lives on the Mississippi

An evocative exhibition on the waterways heritage of America will come to the Grolier Club in the spring of 2010. “Lives on the Mississippi: Literature and Culture along the Great River,” from the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, on view from February 24-May 1, 2010, will explore the history, development and life of the Mississippi River as a distinct yet vast cultural region. Its traditions, lore, and heritage reverberate in literature and art over nearly 2500 miles and more than 400 years ­ a fertile and fluid meandering of consciousness, vision, and imagination.

Fine Books Returns to Print

February 1, 2010,  Durham, NC.  Fine Books & Collections magazine, which targets collectors of rare and collectible books, will return to a regular print schedule in April 2010.
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