Abraham Lincoln Book Shop https://www.facebook.com/AbrahamLincolnBookShop/ In-person browsing is in a state of suspended animation. No worries, Dan Weinberg brings his bookshop to the browser each Friday at 1 p.m. Central time. Take a Break With History interviews are streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop’s Facebook page. Missed an episode? Come back later and watch the […]
Manuscript Digest – November 2020 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.
The Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement are donating The Book of Lismore to University College Cork. Created in the late 15th century, this major medieval manuscript is from the golden age of Irish literature. It is one of the Great Books of Ireland. Consisting of 198 large vellum folios, The Book of Lismore contains important […]
l00th Anniversary Timed to coordinate with the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, The Library of Congress is doubling the library’s holdings related to the National Woman’s Party. Already in the LOC’s holdings are 200,000 items from the NWP. This valuable donation unites the remaining archive of 300,000 documents, photographs, letters, broadsides, scrapbooks and other […]
2021 Grant Cancelled As a result of the Pandemic, scholars are having difficulty contacting and accessing manuscript collections around the world. Consequently, the Board of the Manuscript Society has voted NOT to award the Maass Grant of $5,000 to a graduate student in the spring of 2021. Hopefully, the application process can resume the following […]
Collecting Conversations: An interview with Alfred Lemmon, Director of the Williams Research Center of The Historic New Orleans Collection by Beverly Hill BH: What does your position as director of the Williams Research Center entail? AL: One of the aspects of my job that that I thoroughly enjoy as Director of the Williams Research Center […]
Manuscript Digest – October 2020 – This complimentary e-digest, launched in 2012, covers significant acquisitions and sales, manuscripts lost and found, rare books and ephemera, document conservation, and more.
A unique and richly illustrated text by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin comes to the United Kingdom. Part-memoir and part-manifesto, the 213-page manuscript, titled Avant et après (Before and after) reveals important insights into Gauguin’s life. This includes his relationships and thoughts plus numerous drawings and prints by the artist. The manuscript will be […]
January 2017 – at a Depot in Feltham, near London. Repelling down and back up ropes, the thieves stole 200 centuries-old books. First editions of Galileo and Newton, a text by Italian scholar Petrarch, rare versions of Dante, plus, 80 sketches by Spanish painter Francisco de Goya were among the stolen items. This month, Romanian […]
As Bill Butts says, “It is all about education.” The educated collector is the savvy collector. Each year reference works, how-tos, exhibition catalogs, bibliographies, and memoirs useful to collectors are published. Unfortunately, they receive little attention in the media. Bill takes the time to review 3 to 6 books in every issue of Manuscripts to […]