Saturday, January 03, 2009

This Week's Acquisitions

Here's what arrived this week:

- Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving (Hamburg: Printing office Hans Christian, 1979). A parallel German-English edition with illustrations by Gertraud Brylka-Thieme, printed on beautiful handmade paper. Gift.

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A Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book Trade 1550-1800 by Mary Pollard (Bibliographical Society, 2000). Brattle.

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From Flock Beds to Professionalism: A History of Index-Makers by Hazel K. Bell (Oak Knoll, 2008). Brattle.

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A Bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle by Richard Lancelyn Green and John Michael Gibson (Hudson House, 2000). Brattle.

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Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English; compiled by Arthur Schulman (Free Press, 2008). Brattle.

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Prince of Librarians: Life and Times of Antonio Panizzi of the British Museum by Edward John Miller (British Library, 1988). Brattle.

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Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War by Adam Nicolson (Harper, 2008). Brattle.

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Samuel Adams: A Life by Ira Stoll (Free Press, 2008). Brattle.

- Scandal and Civility: Journalism and the Birth of American Democracy by Marcus Daniel (Oxford University Press, 2009). Border's.

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Humphry Davy: Science and Power by David Knight (Cambridge University Press, 1998). Commonwealth.

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