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by John Huckans
The Iron Cage, a Review

The literature of the Nakba (expulsion and dispossession of the Palestinian people, starting on or about May 15, 1948) is extensive.  There are many published personal narratives such as Sari Nusseibeh’s Once Upon a Country (NY, Farrar, Straus, 2007) and Karl Sabbagh’s  Palestine, A Personal History (NY, Grove Press, 2007), unsparing historical accounts such as Israeli historian Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oxford, OneWorld, 2006), and countless books and essays focusing on various aspects of the struggle. ...more

by Patrick Milliman
Morgan Celebrates Modern American Literature

The Morgan will be celebrating modern American literature with an exhibition of masterworks from the world’s greatest private collection from May 20 through September 7, 2014.

Between 1973 and 1996 Carter Burden, a former trustee of the Morgan Library and Museum and onetime New York City councilman, assembled the greatest collection of modern American literature in private hands. In doing so, Burden revolutionized the market in modern first editions by paying record prices for copies in the best possible condition and with notable attributes such as authors’ annotations and presentation inscriptions. The depth and breadth of his holdings were truly extraordinary – spanning the twentieth century and including focused concentrations on such movements as the Lost Generation, the Beats, and the Harlem Renaissance.

Beginning in 1997, after Burden’s sudden death the previous year, his family made a gift to the Morgan of twelve thousand volumes from his collection.   Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection, on view from May 20 through September 7, brings together nearly  ...more

by Anthony Marshall
Melbourne Moments

I'm back in Melbourne! In the nine months since I was last here, there have been a few changes.  Lonely Planet, for instance. The world's largest travel-book publishing company, begun in Melbourne in the 1970s and sold to the BBC in 2007, has changed hands yet again. ...more

The Morgan Marks Photography's Debut with Innovative Exhibition

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play (February 14–May 18) presents an eclectic selection of eighty-five photographic works arranged in a continuous sequence that provocatively links images divergent in format, scale, process, and historical period. The first exhibition organized by the Morgan’s new Department of Photography, established in 2012 with Joel Smith as Richard L. Menschel Curator and department head, the exhibition draws on the great range of photography’s functions, from folk art to Conceptual art and from astronomy to law enforcement. ...more

by John Huckans / Robert Kemp
Global Warming and the Greenland Question

Is climate change and global warming really happening?  Robert Kemp thought so in 2005 and points out that change being the only real constant, a better question would be is it a good or bad thing?

The entire subject has become so politicized these days that reasonable discussion has become almost impossible.  I happen to think that part of the issue is that people conflate the problem of pollution of the air (and water) with global warming and climate change, when they ought to be considered as distinct realities that are not always connected.  ...more

by John Huckans
Enemies of Book Stores

Randolph Adams’ essay Libraries as Enemies of Books made something of a splash in academic and bookish circles when it appeared in Library Quarterly back in 1937.  His main complaint was centered on the trend in libraries and among librarians to de-emphasize books in favor of library house-keeping matters – called “library economy” at the time, later on “library science”.  Of course Adams would say that – he was mainly a scholar and political historian and later became the first director of the William Clements Library at the University of Michigan where he also served as a professor of history. ...more

by Anthony Marshall
A Sleeping Beauty

Two remarkable novels were published in France in 1913. Marcel Proust's Du cote de chez Swann and Alain-Fournier's Le Grand Meaulnes. You have certainly heard of Proust, and his magnum opus: A la Recherche du Temps Perdu, of which Swann is the beginning. You may even have read it: the whole work, if you are serious about literature, or, if you are serious but faint-hearted (like me) just Swann. The chances are that you know little or nothing about Alain-Fournier and his novel, which is a great pity. ...more

by Christine Nelson & Alanna Schindewolf
Saint-Exupéry at the Morgan

Since its publication seventy years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince has captivated millions of readers throughout the world. Remarkably, this French tale of an interstellar traveler who comes to Earth in search of friendship and understanding was written and first published in New York City, during the two years the author spent there at the height of the Second World War. ...more

Book Fair Calendar

Akron Antiquarian Book Fair. Akron, Ohio. April 18–19, 2014.

Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair. Albuquerque, NM. April 18–19, 2014.

Allentown Book & Paper Show. Allentown, PA. April 26–27, 2014.

Vintage Paper Show. Sacramento, CA. May 3, 2014.

Westfield Book & Paper Show. Westfield, NY. May 3, 2014. (See Westfield Book & Paper Show ad on this page)

St. Louis Book & Paper Fair. St. Louis, MO. May 3–4, 2014.

Boston Book, Paper & Photo Expo. Wilmimgton, MA. May 3, 2014.

Vintage Paper Fair. Glendale, CA. May 17–18, 2014.

Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. May 18, 2014.

Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair. Ann Arbor, MI. May 18, 2014.

London International Antiquarian Book Fair. London, England. May 22–24, 2014.

PBFA Book Fair. London, England. May 23–24, 2014.

Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair. Richmond, VA. May 30–31, 2014.

Granite State Book, Paper & Ephemera Fair. Concord, NH. June 1, 2014.

Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. June 8, 2014.

Philadelphia Book & Ephemera Fair. Philadelphia, PA. June 13–14, 2014. (See Philadelphia Book Fair ad on this page)

Rose City Used Book Fair. Portland, OR. June 13–14, 2014.

Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair. St. Paul, MN. June 27–28, 2014.

Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair. Cooperstown, NY. June 28, 2014. (See Cooperstown Book Fair ad on this page)

Seattle Postcard & Paper Fair. Seattle, WA. June 28–29, 2014.

Bloomsbury Book Fair. London, England. July 13, 2014.

Allentown Book & Paper Show. Allentown, PA. July 19, 2014.

Vintage Paper Fair. San Francisco, CA. July 26–27, 2014.

Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair. Denver, CO. August 1–2, 2014. (See Rocky Mtn. Book Fair ad on this page)

Baltimore Summer Antique Show & Antiquarian Book Fair. Baltimore, MD. August 21–24, 2014.

Papermania. Hartford, CT. August 23–24, 2014.

Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair. Rochester, NY. September 6, 2014.

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair. Sacramento, CA. September 13, 2014.

Paper Town. Boxborough, MA. September 20, 2014. (See Flamingo ad on this page)

Montreal Antiquarian Book Fair. Montreal, Quebec. September 27–28, 2014.

Vintage Paper Fair. Glendale, CA. September 27–28, 2014.

Georgia Fine & Collectible Book Fair. Marietta, GA. September 27–28, 2014.

Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Photo & Paper Fair. Pasadena, CA. October 4–5, 2014.

Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair. Vancouver, BC (Canada). October 4–5, 2014.

Allentown Book & Paper Show. Allentown, PA. October 4–5, 2014.

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. Seattle, WA. October 11–12, 2014.

Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair. Northampton, MA. October 12, 2014. (See Flamingo ad on this page)

Long Island Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Show. Garden City, NY. November 1–2, 2014. (See Flamingo ad on this page)

Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair. Toronto, Ontario (Canada). November 7–9, 2014.

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. Boston, MA. November 14–16, 2014.

Boston Book, Print & Ephemera Show. Boston, MA. November 15, 2014.

New Jersey Book & Ephemera Fair. Totowa, NJ. November 28–29, 2014. (See Flamingo ad on this page)

Book News & Notes

IOBA Expands its International Presence

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) has taken another step in cementing its status as an international booksellers’ trade organization with the election of William Knox, the Malaysian-based founder of The Penang Bookshelf, as its president.

Knox’s path to becoming a bookseller was long and varied, including a career as a lawyer and a peace worker during the Sri Lankan civil war, but he has made himself right at home specializing in fiction and non-fiction about and from Malaysia and other parts of Asia.  The ethical responsibilities of the IOBA is what drew Knox to the organization, and with his election he vows to keep IOBA grounded in its ethical principals while exploring ways to make the association more valuable to its member booksellers.  “I would like to build on what IOBA has already achieved in internationalizing its membership,” said Knox in a recent statement, “and to improve the education of that membership.”

In addition to Mr. Knox, Chris Volk of Bookfever.com in Ione, California, was elected as Vice-President; Mark Lambert of Cereal City Books in Battle Creek, Michigan, retained his seat as Secretary; Sharon Eisenberg of CE Ranch Books in Conrad, Montana, was elected Treasurer; and two new Members-at-Large were elected, Betty Kilner of Ainsworth Books in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and Andrea Tomberg of Tomberg Rare Books in Greenwich, Connecticut .

IOBA is an international trade organization for internet booksellers whose 300+ members represent twelve countries on five continents. IOBA offers opportunities for continuing education, mentoring, scholarships, and provides a forum to network with colleagues and discuss issues that affect booksellers worldwide - all with the goal of making the internet a better, safer place to sell and buy books. When joining IOBA, booksellers strengthen the ranks of a trade association that preserves traditional bookselling standards and traditions while embracing new technologies.

For more information on the IOBA, membership details, and the IOBA’s independent bookselling platform, please visit http://www.ioba.org/pages/.   (Report submitted by Gabe Konrad of Bay Leaf Used & Rare Books)

Woodcut Illustration and Art of the Modern Book Subject of New Exhibition at
The Morgan

For a small but influential group of European and American artists engaged with the art of the book, the medium of the woodcut became an inspiration for stylistically diverse and provocative works in the decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century. What many viewed as the detrimental and alienating effects of new illustration and printing technologies became a catalyst for artists to reinvent the book in creative expressions that elevated it to a work of art, and signaled the era’s meditative moments on the past and future of illustrated books and their makers. From the sublime Kelmscott Chaucer to the proto-graphic novels of Frans Masereel, woodcut illustration was integral to some of the most exquisite and innovative books of the modern age. These publications continue to delight the senses while prompting thoughtful explorations of the potential form and function of the printed book: how we read images and look at texts according to the hands that craft them.  
 
Artists associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, such as William Morris, Charles Ricketts, Lucien Pissarro and Eric Gill explored the woodcut’s decorative and typographic properties expressive of their interests in the early history of the book and contemporary ideas of social reform. William Nicholson and Edward Gordon Craig adopted the aesthetics of archaic inexpensive forms of illustrated publications, updating chapbooks and almanacs with their fin-de-siècle styles. In France and Belgium, artists with ties to Paul Gauguin and the Symbolist movement, such as Émile Bernard, George Minne, and Alfred Jarry, investigated the woodcut’s associations with religious imagery in books and popular prints, while Félix Vallotton, Edward Wadsworth, and Aristide Maillol cultivated the medium for original expression in artists’ books and avant-garde magazines. ...more

Book Auction Calendar

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. April 17, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Bonham’s. San Francisco, CA. April 22, 2014.

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. April 24, 2014. (See PBA ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. April 24, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Bonham’s. New York, NY. April 29, 2014.

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. April 29, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. May 1, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Freeman’s. Philadelphia, PA. May 4, 2014. (See Freeman's ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. May 7, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Lyon & Turnbull. Edinburgh, Scotland. May 7, 2014.

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. May 8, 2014. (See PBA ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. May 13, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Bonham’s. Oxford, England. May 20, 2014.

Christie’s. London, England. May 21, 2014.

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. May 22, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. May 22, 2014. (See PBA ad on this page)

Lyon & Turnbull. Edinburgh, Scotland. May 22, 2014.

Christie’s. London, England. May 29, 2014.

Skinner. Boston, MA. May 31, 2014.

Bonham’s. New York, NY. June 3, 2014.

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. June 3, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Bonham’s. London, England. June 4, 2014.

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. June 5, 2014. (See PBA ad on this page)

Freeman’s. Philadelphia, PA. June 8, 2014. (See Freeman's ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. June 10, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. June 12, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Bonham’s. London, England. June 18, 2014.

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. June 19, 2014. (See PBA ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. June 19, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Bonham’s. Oxford, England. June 25, 2014.

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. July 3, 2014. (See PBA ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. August 6, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. August 27, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Lyon & Turnbull. Edinburgh, Scotland. September 10, 2014.

Bonham’s. Oxford, England. September 16, 2014.

Bonham’s. Los Angeles, CA. September 22, 2014.

Bonham’s. London, England. November 12, 2014.

Bonham’s. Oxford, England. November 25, 2014.

Bonham’s. New York, NY. December 10, 2014.

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