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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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