Saturday, April 04, 2009

This Week's Acquisitions

Yesterday's trip went really well, a great crowd at the Athenaeum even with the deluge. It was nice to see old friends and meet some great new folks, and the audience was really engaged with the talk and asked excellent questions. If you haven't been to visit, do go!

More things to list here than I thought, I forgot about last Saturday's visits to the Harvard shops, where the bargain-bins were overflowing (some really great stuff at the Harvard University Press store this week):

- The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups by Ron Rosenbaum (Random House, 2006). Harvard Bookstore.

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Audubon: Life and Art in the American Wilderness by Shirley Streshinsky (University of Georgia Press, 1998). Raven.

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The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York by Matthew Goodman (Basic Books, 2008). Raven.

- A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic by J. Rixey Ruffin (Oxford University Press, 2007). Raven.

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Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration by Bert Hölldobler and E.O. Wilson (Harvard University Press, 1998). HUP Store.

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Samuel Johnson: A Biography by Peter Martin (Harvard University Press, 2008). HUP Store.

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The Key of Liberty: The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning; edited by Michael Merrill and Sean Wilentz (Harvard University Press, 1993). HUP Store.

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The Works of Anne Bradstreet; edited by Jeanne Hensley (Harvard University Press, 2005). HUP Store.

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The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers (Overlook, 2007). Brookline Booksmith.

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Stone's Fall by Iain Pears (Spiegal & Grau, 2009). Brookline Booksmith (via Galley Grab - thanks Lori!)

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Audubon: Early Drawings by John James Audubon (Harvard University Press, 2008). Harvard Bookstore (via the more-vigilant-than-I PKS - thanks!)

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