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....
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.