Bookshop Blog. April 9, 2018.

By Ben Koenig

We're in the catalog.

 
 C. Schimmel Collection Catalog |  Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017

C. Schimmel Collection Catalog | Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017

 

Caroline Schimmel's "OK I'll Do It Myself"

In 2017 Caroline F. Schimmel released the catalogue, OK I'll Do It Myself: Narratives of Intrepid Women In The American Wilderness. Created from her 45 years of collecting, "The 145 books, photographs, manuscripts, and memorabilia by 101  women and one man, dating from 1682 to 2015, are a sampling reflecting the sweep of women's experiences in the American wilderness." I am please to report that I was responsible for one piece of Schimmel's collection, found in Mexico last year.  Its catalog description....

 
 C. Schimmel Collection Catalog |  Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017

C. Schimmel Collection Catalog | Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017

 
 
 Diana Perez Martinez "Nahua Codice" | Mexico | Circa 2016  C. Schimmel Collection Catalog |  Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017

Diana Perez Martinez "Nahua Codice" | Mexico | Circa 2016
C. Schimmel Collection Catalog | Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017

 

It is quite rare for a bookseller to be credited with finding an item. Often the view is that because I am a seller, and because I got paid, my name need no longer be connected with my find. I am moved and thankful to Caroline for including me in her beautiful catalog. 

If you'd like the catalog to come to life, all of the items, including the wonderful accordion-fold manuscript in pen and ink on homemade paper, will be on display at Caroline's upcoming Exhibition.

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From August 26-November 4 the exhibit will be on view at the Van Pelt Library at The University of  Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

Click Here for Schimmel PENN Libraries Article

 
 Back cover | C. Schimmel Collection Catalog |  Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017

Back cover | C. Schimmel Collection Catalog | Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017

 
 
 A note from Caroline to Ben | C. Schimmel  Catalog |  Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017

A note from Caroline to Ben | C. Schimmel  Catalog | Published by Caroline F. Schimmel, New York, 2017