In the Library
This past summer, the first woman writer appeared on an English banknote. Jane Austen joined Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare, the only other writers to have circulated in such a way, and Elizabeth Fry and Florence Nightingale, the only other women. Her banknote debut marked two hundred years since her death on July 18, 1817.
In the News
Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books come to Swann Galleries on October 17. The wide-ranging auction of some 300 lots covers a plethora of topics and includes the first edition of Thomas Salusbury’s Mathematical Collections, …
Fine Books Blog
The current exhibition at Dr. Johnson’s House in London, titled Collecting Johnson: Attracted by rarity, seduced by example, and inflated by competition, brings together rare and intriguing items from ten prestigious private collections, both anonymous and named, from Great Britain, America, and Australia.
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Ondaatje’s archive of notebooks and annotated drafts fills more than 90 boxes and documents in great detail his working methods.
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