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: The Year in Collecting (part 2)

I shared most of the 2020 acquisitions in an earlier essay, but saved one book, two manuscripts, and some exonumia for this second part. The book is an unusual one for me--a 17c Italian work on the game of Ombre:Del giuoco dell'ombre. Bologna 1688.The...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 14 Jan 2021

The Year in Collecting

2020 hasn't been good for much, but it has been good for my collection. It's hard to find editions of Hoyle that I lack, but some early and interesting ones found their way here. The first two books are a a 1744 Cogan edition of Quadrille and a 1745...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 27 Nov 2020

19: The Year in Collecting

2019 was a good year for me as a collector. Since my Hoyle collecting is far along, when I find something I don't have, it must be rare. I'll look first at the best of the new non-Hoyles, then the Hoyles, but first a story.In the summer of 2017, I took...
From: Edmond Hoyle, Gent. on 20 Dec 2019

Reading Between the Lines of a Postal Card Henry Folger Sent in 1879

By Stephen Grant My first descent into the underground vault at the Folger Shakespeare Library took place in 2007 during a short-term Folger fellowship. With a tape measure stuffed into a side pocket, I trailed Betsy Walsh, head of reader services, as...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Sep 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Aesthetics and Poetics in the History of Political Thought’

Image: Ambrogio Lorenzette, Allegory of Good Government (detail), c. 1338-9Aesthetics and Poetics in the History of Political Thought11th Annual Graduate Conference in Political Thought and Intellectual HistoryUniversity of Cambridge, June 13, 2018Keynote...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 13 Jun 2018

A Souvenir of Salem

Salem has been a tourist city for a very long time, and that identity has inspired the production of countless souvenirs made from every material imaginable: ceramic, metal, cloth, wood, plastic, and a veritable forest of paper. I’ve been...
From: streets of salem on 7 Jun 2018

Stephen H. Grant on “Collecting Shakespeare”

Stephen H. Grant, distinguished member of and longtime contributor to the Blogging Shakespeare community talks about Henry and Emily Folger, and their lifelong engagement of collecting Shakespeare. The post Stephen H. Grant on “Collecting Shakespeare”...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Mar 2018

UK Blog #13 on Guest Blogger Crossing the Pond

Author of Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014, I submitted my first guest blog in December 2014 and my twelfth in March 2017. I plan to submit my next guest blog after having spoken...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Sep 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultures of Collecting, 1500-175

Cultures of Collecting, 1500-1750: a one-day conference organised by the Centre for Early Modern Studies, Oxford UniversityWednesday 14 June 2017, Corpus Christi College, OxfordOn the 400th anniversary of the birth of Elias Ashmole, we invite proposals...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 23 Feb 2017

Yesterday se’nnight was taken from his labours to his reward…

  Title: Yesterday se’nnight was taken from his labours to his reward, the Rev. Mr. Catcott, Vicar of Temple, in this city, and chaplain to the Earl of Buchan … Publication: [Bristol, England] : [Publisher not identified],...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Jun 2016

Why Did Seventeenth-Century Europeans Eat Mummies?

Brazilian BBQ from Theodor de Bry, America Tertiae Pars (1592). In a previous post, I touched on the phenomenon of "cannibal medicine" in early modern Europe. It turns out that it was surprisingly common for medical patients in the sixteenth, seventeenth...
From: Res Obscura on 5 Dec 2015

Sloane becomes a BBC Radio 4 Natural History Hero

By Victoria Pickering On Monday 28th September at 1:45pm, BBC Radio 4 aired the first segment of their ten-part series about Natural History Heroes and what would be my very first foray into sharing my research on national radio. It was a lot more nerve-racking...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 10 Nov 2015

Bilingual drama & Renaissance language-learning

As some of you know, I’m crazy about books, especially old ones. I wouldn’t consider myself a serious book collector, but a couple times a year I treat myself to an early printed book of some kind. Although early editions of drama in the English...
From: Vade Mecum on 17 Sep 2015

Letter : Bath, [to] Nathaniel Chauncy

Autographed signed letter from William Melmoth to Nathaniel Chauncy “concerning … Coxe’s picture in my old friend’s your brother’s collection.” Author: Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799. Title: Letter : Bath,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Sep 2015

Public and Private Gardens in the Eighteenth Century

By Chelsea Clark Sloane was unique in his collecting habits and connections to gardens. He was passionate about obtaining plant specimens and discovering their various medical uses, however, appeared to be less interested in being personally involved...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 3 Aug 2015

On Hans Sloane’s Copies of De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Thanks to Felicity Roberts, I’ve learned that a copy of Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica Librorum Epitome (Basel, 1543) once owned by Hans Sloane went up for auction at Christie’s on 15 July.  Although the list price was a £70,000-£100,000,...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 16 Jul 2015

William Bayntun

William Bayntun (1717—1785) was a barrister who resided at Gray’s Inn. He was admitted to Gray’s Inn in 1746, when he was already nearly 430, and called to the bar in 1760.  He was the youngest son of Henry Bayntun who was of a junior branch of...
From: Kirby and his world on 21 Mar 2015

Dispatches from Holland…

It is no surprise that on World Book Day, we are thinking about Charles Clark, and his books. At the time of his death, Clark had amassed a library of over 2,500 volumes. From his letters, and the size of his numerous orders to London booksellers, we...
From: Finding Charles Clark on 5 Mar 2015

Rehabilitating Marie-Antoinette’s favourite: the princesse de Lamballe

Open any book on the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette or the French Revolution and the reader will invariably find one or two sentences recounting the grisly manner of the princesse de Lamballe’s death during the September massacres. Print by...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Feb 2015

A Most Dangerous Rivalry

By James Hawkes The Royal Society is in turmoil as competing factions battle for control. Not only is our hero Hans Sloane’s job on the line, but the very existence of the Royal Society hangs in the balance… No this is not the TV Guide summary...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 22 Jan 2015

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