March 2010 Archives

First Sixty - Acumen Anthology

Bonhams will host the launch of `First Sixty’ the Acumen Anthology, a celebration of 25 years of the best poetry featured by the magazine produced by Patricia Oxley, Danielle Hope, Glyn Pursglove, and William Oxley. At the launch event there will be a short reading, a cocktail party, and copies of the Anthology on sale at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London, on Tuesday April 13th at 6.30pm to 8.00pm. For an invitation to the launch, contact Patricia Oxley on PWOxley@aol.com or T: 01803 851098.

Lilly Texana

Based entirely upon the Lilly Library's collections, a new work joins the ranks of bibliographical and historical publications that document the long, complicated history of Mexico-Texas relations before 1849. Lilly Texana: One Hundred Eighty Broadsides and Other Ephemera Relating to Texas, Printed and Published in Mexico before 1849 in the Lilly Library of Indiana University, by Everett C. Wilkie, Jr., describes a significant body of materials in the Lilly Library's collections pertaining to Texas history that until now has been generally unrecognized or not reported to exist in the copy described.  Most of the included items are not found in Thomas Streeter's seminal Bibliography of Texas, the primary work in this area, or in other sources.  Several entries represent the discovery of another copy of an item that Streeter believed to exist in only a single example.

Original Sendak Drawing

National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, recently sold a Maurice Sendak pencil on paper sketch for an impressive hammer price of $4,250. This 1974 (9" by 7 1/2") sketch by Sendak is matted and includes Sendak's signature below the drawing as well as an explanatory note to the animators in blue ball point pen. This drawing served as a study for the animators who worked on Sendak's "Really Rosie" (1975) video musical cartoon based on the Nutshell Library with music by Carole King.

Rarely Seen Andrea Palladio

Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey also Includes Specially Commissioned Building Models Showing Palladio's Profound Influence on American Architecture

50th NY Book Fair

“The best book fair in the world.” - Andy Rooney, CBS “60 Minutes”
Auction Guide