One notable acquisition this week, a new edition of The Travels of Cyrus, one of the two titles I have mini-collections of. (The other is The Adventures of Telemachus). I like these because there are literally hundreds of different editions of them, and most can still be had quite reasonably.
- The Travels of Cyrus. To which is annexed, a Discourse upon the Theology and Mythology of the Pagans; by Chevalier Andrew Michael Ramsay (n.p. [London], 1772). This is a fairly rare edition (ESTC lists copies at the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Bodleian, and the University of Illinois; WorldCat adds Brigham Young University). My copy comes to me from Ventnor Books on the Isle of Wight, and contains the bookplate of Samuel Woodyear. It is signed "S Woodyear" and "Antonetta Woodyear 1801" on the title page (I haven't done any checking on the Woodyears yet so if anyone has any information on them I'd love to know of it).
And a few other arrivals:
- Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby (McSweeney's, 2008). Publisher.
- Curious Men: Being a Collection of Freaks, Frauds, and Fine Fellows by Frank Buckland; edited by Paul Collins (McSweeney's, 2008). Publisher.
- English as She Is Spoke: The New Guide of the Conversation, in Portuguese and English, in Two Parts by Jose da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino; edited by Paul Collins (McSweeney's, 2004). Publisher.
- Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count by Jill Jonnes (Viking, 2009). Publisher.