Saturday, December 12, 2009

This Week's Acquisitions

Here's what came this week:

- The Adventurers of Bermuda: A History of the Island From its Discovery until the Dissolution of the Somers Island Company in 1684 by Henry Campbell Wilkinson (Oxford University Press, 1958). Book Dispensary (Ontario, Canada) via AbeBooks.

- Culture Club: The Curious History of the Boston Athenaeum by Katherine Wolff (University of Massachusetts Press, 2009). I'm going to be writing a review of this for Libraries & the Cultural Record (should be out around this time next year).

- Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen (Henry Holt, 2009). Publisher.

- The History of the Boston Athenæum, with Biographical Notices of its Deceased Founders by Josiah Quincy (Cambridge: Metcalf and Company, 1851). Harvard Bookstore (print-on-demand copy). Background research for the Wolff review mentioned above.

- The Alchemaster's Apprentice by Walter Moers (Overlook, 2009). Publisher.

- The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd (Doubleday, 2009). B&N.

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