Saturday, September 26, 2009

This Week's Acquisitions

Some visits this week: to Brookline Booksmith last Sunday, then to the Strand on Monday afternoon:

- Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren't as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures From the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, A Man Named Lars Farf, and One Other Story We Couldn't Quite Finish, So Maybe You Could Help Us Out; edited by Ted Thompson with Eli Horowitz (McSweeney's, 2005). Booksmith.

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman (HarperFestival, 2008). Booksmith.

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Bonk by Mary Roach (W.W. Norton, 2008). Booksmith.

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McSweeney's Issue 13; edited by Chris Ware (McSweeney's, 2004). Booksmith.

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McSweeney's Issue 26; edited by Dave Eggers (McSweeney's, 2008). Booksmith.

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Loot: The Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World by Sharon Waxman (Times Books, 2008). Booksmith.

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Summer World: A Season of Bounty by Bernd Heinrich (Ecco, 2009). Booksmith.

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The Making of Mr. Gray's Anatomy by Ruth Richardson (OUP, 2008). Strand.

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Shakespeare Goes to Paris: How the Bard Conquered France by John Pemble (Hambleon & London, 2005). Strand.

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Aubrey's Brief Lives; edited from the original manuscript and with a life of John Aubrey by Oliver Lawson Dick (David R. Godine, 2005). Strand.

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Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus: The Original Two-Volume novel of 1816-1817 from the Bodleian Library Manuscripts by Mary Shelley (with Percy Bysshe Shelley); edited by Charles E. Robinson (Vintage, 2009). Strand.

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Alexander the Corrector: The Tormented Genius Whose Cruden's Concordance Unwrote the Bible by Julia Keay (Overlook, 2005). Strand.

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Selected Writings of Samuel Johnson; edited by Peter Martin (Harvard University Press, 2009). Strand.

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America's Library: The Story of the Library of Congress, 1800-2000 by James Conaway (Yale University Press, 2000). Strand.

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The Library of William Byrd of Westover by Kevin J. Hayes (Madison House, 1997). Strand.

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New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, IV: Papers of The Renaissance English Text Society, 2002-2006; edited by Michael Denbo (ACMRS, 2008). Book cart.

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