Saturday, May 30, 2009

This Week's Acquisitions

Here's what arrived this week:

- Liberty & the American Revolution: Selections from the Collection of Sid Lapidus, Class of 1959 - An Exhibition Catalogue (Princeton University Library, 2009). A spectacular compilation volume which I can't wait to dig into. Princeton Library.

Utopia by Thomas More (Cambridge University Press, 1999 printing). Raven.

- A History of Reading in the West; edited by Guglielmo Cavallo and Roger Chartier (University of Massachusetts Press, 2003). Raven.

- The Mapmakers by John Noble Wilford (Vintage Books, 2001). Raven.

- Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution by Richard Fortey (Vintage Books, 2001). Raven.

- Letter Perfect: The Marvelous History of Our Alphabet From A to Z by David Sacks (Broadway Books, 2004). Raven.

- The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment by Carl J. Richard (Harvard University Press, 1995). HUP Store.

- The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World by Dane Kennedy (Harvard University Press, 2005). HUP Store.

- Galileo's Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror by Eileen Reeves (Harvard University Press, 2008). HUP Store.

- The Marks in the Fields: Essays on the Uses of Manuscripts; edited by Rodney G. Dennis with Elizabeth Falsey (Houghton Library, 1992). HUP Store.