Monday, October 19, 2009

Last Week's Acquisitions

Here's what came last week:

- The Twilight Years: The Paradox of Britain Between the Wars by Richard Overy (Viking, 2009). Publisher.

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Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich (Metropolitan Books, 2009). Publisher.

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Samuel Johnson: A Life by David Nokes (Henry Holt, 2009). Publisher.

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Pen, Ink, and Evidence: A Study of Writing and Writing Materials for the Penman, Collector, and Document Detective by Joe Nickell (University Press of Kentucky, 2005). Harvard Bookstore.

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Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood (Oxford University Press, 2009). Publisher.

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The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future by Robert Darnton (PublicAffairs, 2009). Publisher.

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Benjamin Rush: Signer of the Declaration of Independence by David Barton (WallBuilder, 1999). Amazon.

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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt, 2009). Amazon.

The last few are my first bunch from Harvard Bookstore's awesome new print-on-demand machine:

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The Director; a weekly literary journal: containing I. Essays, on subjects of literature, the fine arts and manners. II. Bibliographiana. Account of rare and curious books, and of the book sales in this country, from the close of the seventeenth century. III. Royal institution. Analyses of the lectures delivered weekly. IV. British gallery. Description of the principal pictures exhibited by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (2 v.) (London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme [etc.] 1807). Harvard Bookstore.

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Scrope; or, The lost library. A novel of New York and Hartford by Frederic B. Perkins (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1874). Harvard Bookstore.

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The Bibliographical Decameron; Or, Ten Days Pleasant Discourse Upon Illuminated Manuscripts and Subjects Connected with Early Engraving, Typography, and Bibliography by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (3 v.) (London: Printed for the Author, by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare Press: and sold by G. and W. Nicol, Payne and Foss, Evans, John and Arthur Arch, Triphook, and J. Major, 1817). Harvard Bookstore.

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Bibliomania; or, Book-madness; A Bibliographical Romance by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (London: Chatto & Windus, 1876). Harvard Bookstore.

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