Saturday, March 27, 2010

This Week's Acquisitions

Lots of arrivals this week, thanks to a round of bookstore visits last weekend (including the new Raven store grand opening), and a bunch of review copies coming in:

- Increase Mather: The Foremost American Puritan by Kenneth Ballard Murdock (Russell & Russell, 1966). Brattle.

- Savage Lands by Clare Clark (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010). Brattle.

- Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War by Michael Kranish (OUP, 2010). Brattle.

- McSweeney's Issues 9 and 29 (McSweeney's, 2002 and 2008). Harvard Bookstore.

- The History and Art of Printing by Philip Luckombe (Gregg Press, 1965). Commonwealth.

- Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 by Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park (Zone Books, 2001). Raven.

- The Iliad by Homer (Everyman's Library, 1992). Raven.

- Ways of Writing: The Practice and Politics of Text-Making in Seventeenth-Century New England by David D. Hall (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008). Raven.

- The Landmark Thucydides; edited by Robert B. Strassler (Free Press, 2008). Raven.

- The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories; edited by Robert B. Strassler (Free Press, 2007). Raven.

- The Oxford History of the Irish Book: Volume III: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800; edited by Raymond Gillespie and Andrew Hadfield (OUP, 2006). Raven.

- Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution by Richard Beeman (Random House, 2009). Raven.

- Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin L. Carp (OUP, 2007). Raven.

- The Road to Disunion, Volume II: Secessionists Triumphant 1854-1861 by William W. Freehling (OUP, 2007). Raven.

- An Introduction to the History of Bermuda by Wesley Frank Craven (Bermuda Maritime Museum Press, 1990). Housatonic Books, via

- American Book Auction Catalogues, 1713-1934: A Union List by George L. McKay (NYPL, 1937). Black Swan Books, via Amazon. This one unexpectedly included the 1947 "Additions" pamphlet, inscribed by McKay to Clarence S. Brigham (who penned the introduction to the book).

- Bermuda and the American Revolution, 1760-1783 by Wilfred Brenton Kerr (Bermuda Maritime Museum Press, 1995). Amazon (used).

- The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare: A Tale of Forgery and Folly by Doug Stewart (Da Capo Press, 2010). Publisher.

- Samuel Johnson, the Ossian Fraud, and the Celtic Revival in Great Britain and Ireland by Thomas M. Curley (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Sam Johnson's Books, via ABE.

- Tocqueville's Discovery of America by Leo Damrosch (FSG, 2010). Publisher.

- The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession by David Grann (Doubleday, 2010). Publisher.

- Angelology by Danielle Trussoni (Viking, 2010). B&N.