Tag: Gutenberg

Returning to NYPL, this time to addend!

On February 5, 2016, I donated Addendum, Edition 36 to the New York Public Library. But two years before (February 12, 2014), in preparation for crafting what was to become my Addendum, I visited Kyle Triplett of NYPL Rare Books Division to research the dimensions, text block, ink, and paper of the NYPL’s Gutenberg Bible. Frankly, I was amazed I…

National Library of Scotland accepts Ed. 34 AND stores it with their Incunabula!

On the evening of August 13, I left Manchester and arrived late in Edinburgh during the fringe festival – a nearly obscene event schedule of dance, theater, comedy, music, and film. The streets were packed with viewers moving between venues and caf├ęs and bars (they do this all day for three weeks?!?).  My room was just a few blocks away…

British Library received Edition 31 & 32

The British Library is on Euston, so on the morning of August 13, I caught the 168 bus down from Val Oriens charming garden flat. I had a 20 minute appointment with Phil Hatfield of the British library.   He works in the US, Caribbean and Canadian collections department. One can begin to see how my nationality begins to structure where my…

Lambeth Palace likely to accept Addendum, Edition 28

  So, I’m terribly behind in reporting, but  on Wednesday morning, August 5th, I walked to Lambeth Palace. Luckily the tube strike didn’t complicate my plans.      I met with the endearing Naomi Percival and Hugh Cahill.    Their library was founded as a “public library” but the definition then was perhaps different. Its collections began by the archbishops donating…

Edition 24 left for Nicolas Ducimetiere of the Bodmer Foundation in Geneva

Yesterday, my final delivery for this trip was at the Bodmer Library in Geneva Switzerland. My schedule didn’t allow me to deliver it to the Vice-Director on Tuesday so I left Addendum, Edition 24 with Ugo Rodriguez. And then I went through the truly astounding Musee Bodmer. Breath-taking display of the word! A museum founded less on the incredible content…

Delighted to leave Edition 11 in the good hands of Dr. Overgaauw, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

Yesterday, a wonderful conversation with Dr. Overgaauw, Head of Manuscripts at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin with Gutenberg Bible Hubay #3. We talked about all sorts of things. He apologized that he could not show me their deluxe parchment version (the temperature in the library was too high to bring out their Gutenberg) as it would distort in the changing climate (I…