The new exhibition Writing in Times of Conflict at the Senate House Library, University of London, in Bloomsbury, looks at how writers have worked towards peace in their work over the last 100 years. Using examples from the library’s own collection, the works are divided into four sections: Writing for Peace, Writing in Wartime, Writing from Exile, and Writing in Protest.
New York – On June 13, Bonhams sale of Fine Books and Manuscripts will be highlighted by a fine first edition, early presentation copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (estimate: $200,000-300,000).
Fifty-one years after the posthumous publication of Ernest Hemingway's ode to Paris, A Moveable Feast, French booksellers can't keep the book in stock. It has become something of a cultural touchstone in the aftermath of the November 13 attacks in Paris, and is now left alongside other tributes in memoriam to those slain by terro
New York, NY, July 6, 2015—In July 1918, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was serving as a volunteer with the Red Cross on the Italian Front during World War I when he was seriously wounded by mortar fire. He was just eighteen.
Later he would write, “When you go to war as a boy you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed; not you ... Then when you are badly wounded the first time you lose that illusion and you know it can happen.”
Omaha, Neb.—July 21, 2014—Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling highly valued items, will provide online bidding for Philip Weiss Auctions’ Books, Military, Ocean Liner, Historical & More auction on Wed., July 23 at 1 p.m Eastern. This live auction boasts more than 700 lots including a chessboard made from wreck wood from the Titanic and a pen drawing by Andy Warhol. Bidders will have the opportunity to bid onsite at the auction in Lynbrook, N.Y., or online via Proxibid.
ITHACA, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next auction catalog.
This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera and artwork. The artwork is led by two original paintings by or in the style of, Joan Miro and Wifredo Lam. Highlighted is our second session from an impressive collection of Civil War and American West writings, along with rare signed books by authors including Ernest Hemingway.
Boston, MA—On the 114th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birth, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that five scrapbooks documenting the childhood of the Nobel Prize-winning author have been made available to the public for the first time in their entirety as digital images. Created and annotated by Hemingway’s mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, the scrapbooks chronicle the first eighteen years of her son’s life and include many never-before-seen photographs, letters, drawings, homework assignments and other keepsakes from his childhood.