Friday, February 7, 2014

The Ticknor Society

Ticknor Holiday Book Swap

Wednesday, December 4, 6:15 PM
First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston

At the Ticknor Holiday Book Swap on December 4 at the First Church in Boston, a glorious cornucopia of books, food and drink, together with the careful planning of the host, Christine O'Neill, ensured that December's book swap came off with lively (but generally polite) swapping. Tucked into each book was a unique back-story related by its donor.

The Ticknor Society Collectors' Roundtable at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair was hosted by Chris Morgan this year, with the theme "Women in the Book Trade and Their Collections." Our panel featured three women who are book collectors as well as book dealers. Susan Krinsky, of Brandywine Antiques & Books in Amherst (NH), spoke about her personal collection of science fiction, including William Timlin's Ship That Sailed to Mars and Eleanor Vere Boyle's Beauty and the Beast. Teri Osborn, an Americana Cataloger at the William Reese Company in New Haven, spoke and provided examples of her collecting interest, which currently focuses on her home state of Indiana. Finally, Heather O'Donnell, of Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, specializes in unusual and unique copies of literary classics, with an emphasis on association copies. She’ll be sharing some of the books that inspired her to start Honey & Wax two years ago.

On October 5, 2013, The Ticknor Society visited Providence’s John Russell Bartlett Society at the Providence Public Library for an engaging day of magic and fun. Jordan Goffin, Special Collections Librarian at PPL, showed materials from the John H. Percival Collection of magic. Ticknor member and amateur magician Chris Morgan demonstrated some of Lewis Carroll’s favorite magic tricks, after which the group toured bookstores in Providence.

Upcoming Event: Caring for Your Collection

Monday, January 27, 2014. 7:00 PM
First Church, 66 Marlborough Street, Back Bay, Boston

Experienced book binders and conservators Marie Oedel, Todd Pattison, and Stuart Walker, will demonstrate methods for preserving your personal collection and preventing damage. Members have been invited to bring along a book for Roadshow-style comment by the experts.

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