Seemed like a quiet week - you'd think there was a major conference or something going on ... thanks to all who tweeted from #RBMS17; it was nice to follow along from afar!
I begin with a request: I'd like to get a copy of Henry Morris' 1999 spoof Booblio; if any bookseller out there has one in an ephemera bin (I don't find any copies currently online), please let me know.
- A fun look at the iconography of the Pickwick Papers as found in the Dickens collection of Samuel William Meek on the Princeton Graphic Arts Collection blog.
- The JHIBlog contributors give us a look at their summer reading lists.
- Houghton Library's accession books from 1941 to 1983 have been digitized.
- Glenn Fleishmann writes for Wired on "How Letterpress Printing Came Back from the Dead."
- Not all that much new here, but Danuta Kean highlights famous misprints for the Guardian.
- Chris Phillips writes about his recent Rare Book School course at Criticism by Other Means.
- Frank Felsentein and James J. Connolly's What Middletown Read; review by Cassie Brand on H-Net Reviews.
- Alicia Brazeau's Circulating Literacy; review by Richard Mikulski on H-Net Reviews.
- Fred Kaplan's Lincoln and the Abolitionists; review by Eric Foner in the NYTimes.
- Edward Dolnick's The Seeds of Life; review by Abraham Verghese in the NYTimes.
- The Australian National Dictionary; review by Barry Humphries in the TLS.
- La bibliothèque de Pierre Bergé - Musique et Poésie at Sotheby's Paris on 28 June.
- The Erotica Sale at Bloomsbury on 29 June.
- Americana - Travel & Exploration - World History - Cartography at PBA Galleries on 29 June.