Bookish News: November 16, 2016
A rare book from Boston’s Northeastern University archives has been selected for inclusion in an ‘illuminated manuscripts’ display. Northeastern’s contribution is a Dominican Prayer Book. The palm-sized book has over 500 pages in handwritten Latin. It shall be included in the “Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections.”
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Raptis Rare Books has released a lovely catalog for Fall 2016. It features one of the earliest presentation copies of James Joyce’s Ulysses and some special finds from A.A. Milne, Einstein, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There are sales on from booksellers at Biblio – some discounting select inventory up to 70%!
I’ve watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow, In the fields between La Bassée and Bethune; Primroses and the first warm day of Spring, Red poppy floods of June, August, and yellowing Autumn, so To Winter nights knee-deep in mud or snow, And you’ve been everything. Dear, you’ve been everything that I most lack In these soul-deadening trenches—pictures, books, Music, the quiet of an English wood, Beautiful comrade-looks, The narrow, bouldered mountain-track, The broad, full-bosomed ocean, green and black, And Peace, and all that’s good. #lestweforget #remembranceday #armisticeday #robertgraves