A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh has never suffered for lack of exposure–far from it. Since the publication of Milne’s first children’s book starring a loveable, honey-hungry bear in 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh has been translated into fifty languages and been the subject of numerous films and exhibitions. Here’s one more to add to the list: on September 22nd, the Museum of
Massachusetts has an over two-hundred-year connection with the Rainbow State. Back in the early 1800s, missionaries sailed from Boston to Hawai’i, determined to convert the locals and also to bring the wonders of print to those distant shores. Along with religious fervor, the missionaries also brought a second-hand printing press, kickstarting an impressive outpouring of
George Nixon Black (1842-1928) was a Boston-based heir to a real estate fortune and philanthropist, and in Jane Goodrich’s fictionalized biography, violence and unhappiness give way to secret Gilded-Age romance. Read more at the Fine Books Blog.
(via The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts at the Getty – The Fine Books Blog)
From the State House and the Public Garden to Fenway Park, fourteen of Boston’s iconic sites are represented in the latest edition to Candlewick’s Panorama Pops collection. British illustrator Charlotte Trounce captures the city’s famous sites with charm and grace. A clever, pocket-size memento of the Hub that’s portable and affordable. BOSTON: Panorama Pops, illustrated