Sunday, October 12, 2008

This Week's Acquisitions

A few things arrived this week: some review copies, an Amazon order, plus a book or two from the Cambridge shops since I made the rounds there last night before the Sarah Vowell reading.

- The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America by Lorri Glover and Daniel Blake Smith (Henry Holt, 2008). Henry Holt.

- Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications by Marlene Wagman-Geller (Perigree, 2008). Bantam.

The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas by Kevin J. Hayes (University of Virginia Press, 2008). Amazon.

An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue by Francis Hutcheson (Liberty Fund, 2008). Liberty Fund (this is a revised edition of their earlier version of this work, so they sent it to their standing order customers for free).

City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer (Bantam, 2006). Amazon.

- A Concise History of Ornithology by Michael Walters (Yale University Press, 2005). Harvard Bookstore.

Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance by Anthony Grafton (Harvard University Press, 2002). Raven.

- The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (Riverhead, 2008). Borders. A non-ARC copy, now inscribed by the author.

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