Monday, July 16, 2012

Recent Acquisitions

This is pretty much all the books from the last two months (mostly from early June when I was in Charlottesville, plus various others from here and there):

From Daedalus Bookshop:

- The Life and Work of Fredson Bowers by G. Thomas Tanselle (Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1993).

- I, Roger Williams: A Fragment of Autobiography by Mary Lee Settle (W.W. Norton, 2001).

- The Harper Establishment; Or, How the Story Books are Made by Jacob Abbott (Shoe String Press, 1956).

- A Sentimental Journey | The Journal to Eliza by Laurence Sterne (Everyman's Library, 1969).

- A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640 by Alfred W. Pollard and G. R. Redgrave (The Bibliographical Society, 1963).

- Early American Children's Books by A. S. W. Rosenbach (Kraus Reprint Corp., 1966).

- The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding (Modern Library, 1943).

- A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne (Oxford University Press, 1942).

- Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne (Modern Library, 1941).

From Heartwood Books:

- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (J.M. Dent (Everyman), 2000).

- A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne (Dodd, Mead, 1900).

- A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne (Scholartis Press, 1929).

- St. Leon by William Godwin (Oxford University Press, 1994).

- The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia: The First Fifty Years; edited by David L. Vander Meulen (Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1998).

- Tocqueville on America after 1840: Letters and Other Writings; edited and translated by Aurelian Craiutu and Jeremy Jennings (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

- Correspondence of William Nelson as Acting Governor of Virginia, 1770-71; edited by John C. Van Horne (University of Virginia Press, 1988).

- Studies in Bibliography, Volumes 45, 46, 47, 50, 52.

From Colophon Book Shop:

- Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Wiseiana formed by Sir Maurice Pariser: Together with Properties of John Carter, Graham Pollard, and Mrs. R. W. Chapman (Sotheby's, 1967).

- Catalogue of the Private Library of the late John Wingate Thornton, including Many important Mather and Cotton Publications; A large number of valuable early New England Works and others important for the Study of the First Establishment of the Colonies; Genealogies, Local Histories and Biographies; Works illustrating English History as bearing on American Colonization; Early Boston Newspapers; Revolutionary Documents, Etc., Etc., besides a Large number of Valuable Miscellaneous Books, to be sold at Auction Tuesday and Wednesday, October 8th & 9th, 1878, in the Library Salesroom, 13 Beacon St. Sale to Commence at 10 and 2 o'clock, each day. Charles F. Libbie, ... Auctioneer (Charles F. Libbie, 1878).

- The Rare Book Collections at Yale, 1942-1987. A Lecture Delivered by Marjorie G. Wynne, 14 December 1987, the third Sol. M. Malkin Lectureship in Bibliography at the Columbia University School of Library Service (Book Arts Press, 1987).

From Longfellow Books:

- Death at the Priory: Sex, Love, and Murder in Victorian England by James Ruddock (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002).

- Doctor Copernicus by John Banville (David R Godine, 1984).

From Green Hand Bookshop:

- The Uprising of a Great People. The United States in 1861. To which is added A Word of Peace on the Difference between England and the United States by Ag√©nor √Čtienne, comte de Gasparin (New York: Charles Scribner, 1862). Bought because of some fantastic marginalia.

From Publishers:

- Cervantes Street by Jaime Manrique (Akashic Books, 2012).

- The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro (Algonquin Books, 2012).

- The Weight of Smoke by George Robert Minkoff (McPherson, 2006).

- Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012).

- Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 1830-1890 by Peter Pagnamenta (W.W. Norton & Co., 2012).

- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random House, 2012).

- The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy L. O'Brien (Ballantine Books, 2012).

- The Excellencie of a Free State: Or, The Right Constitution of a Commonwealth by Marchamont Nedham (Liberty Fund, 2012).

- Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Jon Meacham (Random House, 2012).

- On Temporal and Spiritual Authority by Robert Bellarmine (Liberty Fund, 2012).

- Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution by Rebecca Stott (Spiegel & Grau, 2012).

From ABE and Amazon (used):

- The Dunciad Variorum, with the Prolegomena of Scriblerus by Alexander Pope (Princeton University Press, 1929).

- Mass Communications in the Caribbean by John A. Lent (Iowa State University Press, 1990).

- Books in America's Past: Essays Honoring Rudolph H. Gjelsness; edited by David Kaser (Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1966).

From Georgetown (ME) Library Book Sale:

- Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution by Jerome Charyn (W.W. Norton & Co., 2009).

From Maine Historical Society Shop:

Maine: The Wilder Half of New England by William David Barry (Tilbury House, 2012).


- How to Sharpen Pencils: A practical and theoretical treatise on the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening for writers, artists, contractors, flange turners, anglesmiths, & civil servants, with illustrations showing current practice by David Rees (Melville House, 2012).

- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway, 2011).


~*sim*~ said...

bravo on your very own copy of the STC!!!!! AWESOME.

JBD said...

I know, right?! They even had *two*, so James A. and I each snagged one (and the one I picked up was priced at half of what the other one was priced, but they decided to charge us the same).