Sunday, July 29, 2012

This Week's Acquisitions

Last week while I was in Boston I got to visit my old bookstore-stomping grounds (Brattle, Commonwealth, Raven) and picked up lots of goodies. Most will be listed next week once they've arrived, but the Brattle bunch are here. They included a couple titles from the reference library of James S. Copley, which I was delighted to find.

From Brattle:

- The English Monster; or, the Melancholy Transactions of William Ablass by Lloyd Shepherd (Washington Square Press, 2012).

- Two copies of Tristram Shandy: one a 1926 Brentano's edition illustrated (and signed) by Rowland Wheelwright, the other a 1950s Modern Library edition.

- James Claypoole's Letter Books, London and Philadelphia, 1681-1684; edited by Marian Balderston (Huntington Library, 1967). Bookplate of James Strohn Copley. 

- Printing in the Americas by John Clyde Oswald (Hacker Art Books, 1968). Bookplate of James Strohn Copley.

- Guide to the Study of United States Imprints by G. Thomas Tanselle (Harvard University Press, 1971).

- History of the New York Society Library by Austin Baxter Keep (Gregg Press, 1972). 

- At Home with Books by Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm, and Simon Sykes Carol Southern Books, 1995).

- The Journal of Madam Knight by Sarah Kemble Knight (David R. Godine, 1972). Inscribed by the editor, Malcolm Freiberg.

- The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History by Christopher Hodson (OUP, 2012).

- The Memory of All Ancient Customs: Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley by Tom Arne MidtrĂžd (Cornell University Press, 2012).

- The Life of the Book by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt (Greenwood Press, 1975).

- Supplement to Max Farrand's 'The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787; edited by James H. Hutson (Yale University Press, 1987).

- The Craft of Printing and the Publication of Shakespeare's Works by George Walton Williams (Folger Books, 1985).

- Books on the Move: Tracking Copies Through Collections and the Book Trade; edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote (Oak Knoll, 2007).

- A Merciless Place: The Fate of Britain's Convicts after the American Revolution by Emma Christopher (OUP, 2011).

- The Perils of Peace: America's Struggle for Survival after Yorktown by Thomas Fleming (Smithsonian, 2007).

- Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury, 2012).

From Publishers:

- How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain by Leah Price (Princeton University Press, 2012).

- God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution by Thomas S. Kidd (Basic Books, 2012).

- The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde (Viking, 2012).

From Amazon (.com and .it):

- Galileo's O; edited by Horst Bredekamp et al. (Akademie Verlag, 2011).

- The Domino Men by Jonathan Barnes (William Morrow, 2009).

- Biophilia by E.O. Wilson (Harvard University Press, 1984).

- Finding Order in Nature: The Naturalist Tradition from Linnaeus to E.O. Wilson by Paul Lawrence Farber (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).

1 comment:

Peter K Steinberg said...

Great haul, and great to see you too!

pks