I made good progress on the test shelves today. I put all the books out on the shelves that I will bring with me to the fair. Rather than bringing all of my Western Americana, this time I’m bringing one bookcase of children’s books about space from the 1940s-1960s, one bookcase of Californiana with a specific emphasis on Southern California, one bookcase of books about printing and typography, and one bookcase of modern fiction and miscellany. I’ll also have half of a glass trophy case. That case will hold any small or fragile items and several illuminated manuscript leaves I recently acquired. I didn’t take photos of the items that will go in the glass trophy case, but I will try to before I leave. Additionally, I have an interesting Emily Dickinson item and a diary written by a woman who founded her own political party in the 1890s.
I’ve got the test shelves laid out two days before I expect to leave. What could be left? Since at least two cases of these items are un-priced and uncatalogued, I need to spend all of Wednesday doing some cursory research. Oh, yeah. And packing, too. In the meantime, here are some images of the test shelves:
See you in the stacks!