Saturday, November 20, 2010

This Week's Acquisitions

A few things to report this week: I visited the Brattle on Monday and walked in just as they were putting a new stock of Oak Knoll books on the shelves (the extra publications from the book fair). One of the staff, seeing me come through the door, asked laughingly "Did you see the Oak Knoll bat signal?" Of course they also had some review copies and other fascinating things I couldn't resist (I hadn't been there for a while):

- Books about Books: A History and Bibliography of Oak Knoll Press, 1978-2008 by Robert D. Fleck (Oak Knoll, 2008). Brattle.

- The Paradox of Prosperity: The Leiden Booksellers' Guild and the Distribution of Books in Early Modern Europe by Laura Cruz (Oak Knoll, 2009). Brattle.

- Periodicals and Publishers: The Newspaper and Journal Trade, 1750-1914; edited by John Hinks, Catherine Armstrong, and Matthew Day (Oak Knoll, 2009). Brattle.

- Books for Sale: The Advertising and Promotion of Print Since the Fifteenth Century; edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote (Oak Knoll, 2009). Brattle.

- Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise by Robert Martello (JHU Press, 2010). Brattle.

- William Byrd's Histories of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina by William Byrd (Peter Smith, 1984). Brattle.

- Salem Imprints 1768-1825: A History of the First Fifty Years of Printing in Salem, Massachusetts. With Some Account of the Bookshops, Booksellers, Bookbinders and the Private Libraries by Harriet Silvester Tapley (Essex Institute, 1927). Brattle. With the bookplate of Russell W. Knight.

- Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream by Francesco Colonna (Thames & Hudson, 1999). Brattle. I had the small-size facsimile, but now have the full-size folio version.

- At the Library Table by Adrian Hoffman Joline (R.G. Badger, 1910). Brattle.

- The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown: Radical History and the Early Republic by Mark Kamrath (Kent State University Press, 2010). Brattle.

- The Skull Collectors: Race, Science, and America's Unburied Dead by Ann Fabian (University of Chicago Press, 2010). Brattle.

- King's Ransom: The Life of Charles Thveneau de Morande, Blackmailer, Scandalmonger & Master-Spy by Simon Burrows (Continuum, 2010). Brattle.

- The Vaults by Toby Ball (St. Martin's Press, 2010). Brattle.

- The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent (Reagan Arthur Books, 2010). Brattle.

- Book History (Volume 13); edited by Ezra Greenspan and Jonathan Rose (JHU Press, 2010). Publisher (for SHARP)

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