Saturday, March 21, 2009

This Week's Acquisitions

The last big bunch of new things for a while as I go into the spring:

- The Early Days of Joel Barlow: A Connecticut Wit - Yale Graduate, Editor, Lawyer and Poet Chaplain During the Revolutionary War - His Life and Works from 1754 to 1787 by Theodore Albert Zunder (Archon, 1969). Brattle.

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Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory by Lisa Jardine (Harper, 2008), Brattle.

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'The Tyranny of Printers': Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic by Jeffrey L. Pasley (University of Virginia Press, 2003). Brattle.

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The "Infamas Govener": Francis Bernard and the Origins of the American Revolution by Colin Nicolson (Northeastern University Press, 2000). Brattle.

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Colonial American English: A Glossary by Richard M. Lederer (Verbatim Books, 1985). Brattle.

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The Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution by Eliga H. Gould (UNC Press, 2000). Commonwealth.

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Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster, 2008). Booksmith.

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The Republic in Print: Print Culture in the Age of U.S. Nation Building, 1770-1870 by Trish Loughran (Columbia University Press, 2009). Amazon.

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The Story of A: The Alphabetization of America from the New England Primer to the Scarlet Letter by Patricia Crain (Stanford University Press, 2002). Amazon.

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The Beginning of the World of Books, 1450 to 1470: A Chronological Survey of the Texts Chosen for Printing During the First Twenty Years of the Printing Art, With a Synopsis of the Gutenberg Documents by Margaret Bingham Stillwell (BSA, 1972). Colophon.

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Bibliography and Textual Criticism: English and American Literature, 1700 to the Present; edited by O. M. Brack, Jr. and Warner Barnes (Univerisity of Chicago Press, 1969). Colophon.

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Francesco Colonna: A Fanciful Tale of the Writing of the Hypnerotomachia by Charles Nodier (Privately printed, 1929). Colophon.

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Reynier Jansen of Philadelphia, Early American Printer: A Chapter in Seventeenth-Century Nonconformity by Jacobus Gerhardus Riewald (Wolters-Noordhoff, 1970). Colophon.

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The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (Random House, 2009). Amazon.

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Making Freedom: The Extraordinary Life of Venture Smith by Chandler B. Saint and George A. Krimsky (Wesleyan University Press, 2009). Brattle.

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How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Educations That Made Them by Daniel Wolff (Bloomsbury USA, 2009). Brattle.

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