Saturday, November 01, 2008

This Week's Acquisitions

Some temptations this week: Commonwealth had some goodies, the University of Chicago Press had a ridiculously good sale, and I had a B&N coupon. Sigh.

- The Earl of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son (Tudor, 1937). Commonwealth.

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Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian (W.W. Norton, 1990). Commonwealth. I've decided to have another go at this series, which I couldn't get into on my last attempt.

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The Lost World & The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Chronicle Books, 1989). Commonwealth. Two of my favorite Conan Doyle works, in an edition I've been after for a while.

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The Unknown Conan Doyle, Uncollected Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Doubleday, 1982). Commonwealth.

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White Slaves, African Masters: An Anthology of American Barbary Captivity Narratives; edited by Paul Baepler (U. of Chicago Press, 1999). U. of Chicago Press.

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Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry by William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe (U. of Chicago Press, 2002). U. of Chicago Press.

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Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry by Barbara M. Benedict (U. of Chicago Press, 2002). U. of Chicago Press.

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The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment by Mary Terrall (U. of Chicago Press, 2002). U. of Chicago Press.

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Commentaries on the Laws of England, A Facsimile of the First Edition (4v.) by William Blackstone (U. of Chicago Press, 2002). U. of Chicago Press.

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A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire (Wm. Morrow, 2008). Barnes & Noble.

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