Good morning from the train back to Boston after a very successful Bibliography Week.
- From Res Obscura, images from Heinrich Khunrath's alchemical work Ampitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae, with some very useful background.
- The Fine Books Blog "Bright Young Things" series continues with a profile of Brian Cassidy (whose blog you should be reading, if you're not already).
- Mark O'Connell posted "The Marginal Obsession with Marginalia" this week on the New Yorker book blog.
- A new web magazine, American Circus, has recently come to my attention; the articles so far are promising, and by subscribing you'll get email notification of new issues. Worth a read, certainly.
- Over on The Collation, Sarah Werner posts about how two students looked at the same book and saw very different things.
- Konrad Lawson highlights some crowdsourced transcription projects in the Chronicle, and a new one launched this week from NARA.
- Writing for Slate, Caleb Crain offers to eat Matt Ygelisas' lunch.
- Adam Hooks, at Anchora, defends the mangling of Shakespeare.
- From Houghton's new "You've Got Mail" series, Franklin on electricity.
- Washington University has joined HathiTrust.
- Susan Orlean's Rin Tin Tin; review by Nicholas Shakespeare in the Telegraph.
- Cullen Murphy's God's Jury; review by Samuel Freedman in the NYTimes.
- Frederick Turner's Renegade; review by Jeanette Winterson in the NYTimes.