Saturday, September 06, 2008

This Week's Acquisitions

A dangerous week for book acquisitions. Oak Knoll's 30th anniversary sale proved irresistible, and a recent catalog from Edward R. Hamilton, the bargain-dealer from CT, also contained a few well-priced goodies. The list:

- Catalogue Of The American Library Of The Late Mr. George Brinley (a two-volume reprint by Martino Publishing, 1999). Oak Knoll.

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Property of a Gentleman: The Formation, Organisation and Dispersal of the Private Library, 1620-1920; edited by Robin Myers and Michael Harris (Oak Knoll, 1991). Oak Knoll.

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How Much Is That in Real Money?: A Historical Commodity Price Index for Use As a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States by John J. McCusker (AAS, 2001). Oak Knoll.

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'Mr. Zenger's Malice and Falshood': Six Issues of the New York Weekly Journal, 1733-34; edited by Stephen Botein (AAS, 1985). Oak Knoll.

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Handlist of Library Catalogues and Lists of Books and Manuscripts in the British Library Department of Manuscripts by R.C. Alston (Bibliographical Society, 1991). Oak Knoll.

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Fielding's Library: An Annotated Catalogue by Frederick G. Ribble and Anne G. Ribble (Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1996). Oak Knoll.

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Owners, Annotators and the Signs of Reading; edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote (Oak Knoll, 2005). Oak Knoll.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius by Leo Damrosch (Houghton Mifflin, 2005). Edward R. Hamilton.

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The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Andrew Lycett (Free Press, 2007). Edward R. Hamilton.

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Nelson's Purse: The Mystery of Lord Nelson's Lost Treasures by Martyn Downer (Smithsonian, 2004). Edward R. Hamilton.

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New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan by Jill Lepore (Knopf, 2005). Edward R. Hamilton.

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The Book in America by Richard W. Clement (Fulcrum, 1996). Edward R. Hamilton.

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Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution by James L. Swanson and Daniel R. Weinberg (William Morrow, 2006). Edward R. Hamilton.

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Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World; edited by Page Talbott (Yale University Press, 2005). Edward R. Hamilton.

1 comment:

jgodsey said...

yummy, will you leave me your books when you die?