Saturday, December 04, 2010

This Week's Acquisitions

Here's what joined the shelves this week:

- Another copy of Les Avantures de Telemaque, this one published by Jean Christian Wohler at either Ulm or Augsburg in 1751 and printed by Theophile M├Žntler at Esslingen, with German commentary by Joseph Anton von Ehrenreich (the first edition with Ehrenreich's commentary was published in 1736, also by Wohler). Twentieth-century ownership inscription by "Henry F. Howe" on the front flyleaf. A curious copy, with a damaged copy of the folding map tipped in at the front, and another (also damaged) copy following Ehrenreich's introduction. eBay.

- Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories by M. R. James (Penguin, 2005). Amazon.

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Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers (Harper, 2010). Amazon.

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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009). Amazon.

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McSweeney's Issue 4; edited by Dave Eggers (McSweeney's, 2010). Harvard Bookstore.

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The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett (W.W. Norton, 2009). Harvard Bookstore.

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The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers (Overlook, 2006). Harvard Bookstore.

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The Parkman Dexter Howe Library; edited by Sidney Ives (University of Florida, 1983-1994). Parts I and X. Gifts.

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The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison; edited by James Morton Smith (W.W. Norton, 1995). Raven.

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