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.

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

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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).

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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.

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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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