Errata

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From Sellar and Yeatman’s ‘1066 and all that’ (Methuen 1930) - surely the best spoof errata page of all time. (Thanks Tim Bryars!)

From Sellar and Yeatman’s ‘1066 and all that’ (Methuen 1930) - surely the best spoof errata page of all time. (Thanks Tim Bryars!)

From the first edition first issue of volume one of Gibbon’s ‘Decline and fall’ (Strahan, 1776). That’s an errata leaf that makes all the difference in the world to a bookseller. It’s a happy day when you discover that ‘corset’ (p.13 line 5) has not been corrected to corslet … the true first is a very rare thing. (via Tim Bryars)

From the first edition first issue of volume one of Gibbon’s ‘Decline and fall’ (Strahan, 1776). That’s an errata leaf that makes all the difference in the world to a bookseller. It’s a happy day when you discover that ‘corset’ (p.13 line 5) has not been corrected to corslet … the true first is a very rare thing. (via Tim Bryars)

I have one zillion tumblrs

I have one zillion tumblrs.

Here’s a slice of my heart, and lots of pictures of things I heart. Maybe you also like all kinds of esoteric stuff, but like to keep that crap organized. 

Exile Bibliophile:  My old school blog of the same name since 2007 (maybe 2006?) is still up and gets new content occasionally, but this gets updated at least weekly, sometimes daily.  All things bibliophilia and adventures in book collecting.  Some original content.

Library Ink Stamps:  Not everyone’s fetish, but a surprising number none-the-less. Submissions most welcome — Come on librarians!!  Some original content, nearly daily posts.

Errata - Fixed in Print: One day I was trying to find images of errata in use, and just couldn’t find very much.  Posted to twitter (@BLClark, btw) asking if anyone would follow a tumblr of errata images. Voila.  Very infrequent posts, submissions encouraged.  Only for the hardest core bibliophiles.

Gentleman’s Accoutrements: I’m a man. I’m a little old fashioned. Vintage cuff links, old ads of men mowing their lawns wearing ties, you get the idea. No dandy crap. Not #menswear. Some stuff is for sale in out of the way places online. Nearly daily. 

Pocket Square Inspiration: If I think I can get away with wearing a pocket square, I’ll rock that crap. Sometimes I see designs, illustrations, color schemes I wish were pocket square designs. This is where they go. Daily.

Emblematic Embrace: Call them club ties, emblematics, or, God forbid, critter ties, I love ‘em. Weird, fun, subtle, mysterious, all good things.  Same principle as Gentleman’s Accoutrements — some are for sale online elsewhere.  Daily posts.

Jeep Wagoneers!  I have a toy.  A 1973 Jeep Wagoneer, dead stock body (white with wood trim) and interior (green houndstooth), but a blown and shiny AMC 401 under the hood — it’s my 1970s 4x4 muscle car. Gets 9mpg. Seriously, nine. And I love it. I also ride my bicycle a lot to compensate for the Wag’s expense  … and have daily posts of Full Sized Jeeps to console me.

A Bite Out of Time: As a museum curator I get to see cool old stuff, and sometimes have to deal with gross stuff — but very rarely, when fortune smiles, it’s cool old gross stuff.  Like insanely old food.  Doughnut from the 1860s? Check.  Chocolate bar from World War I?  Done.  Very seldom post, but maybe that’s for the best.

Fur Bearing Trout:  As a bachelor, I get tired of my own cooking.  I eat clean, healthy, and from scratch - gotta think about my health.  I also like to tackle historic recipes/ foodway projects.  That goes here.  Seldom original, always good.  (Fur Bearing Trout are Montana’s Jackalopes.  But we also have Jackalopes.)

Museums Association of Montana: I’m the social media guy for MAM. And a board member. Actually, I’m also the vice president now. Anyway, I started this little one for myself to test if tumblr was an easy platform for podcast distribution (not really), but I still post old behind-the-scenes photos of museums here.  Very seldom, but always very cool, a sort of visual Museum Museum.