Saturday, April 16, 2011

This Week's Acquisitions

The new pile:

- Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It by Michael J. Trinklein (Quirk Books, 2010). B&N.

- On Rare Birds by Anita Albus (Lyons Press, 2011). B&N.

- Sir Walter Ralegh's Library by Walter Oakeshott (Bibliographical Society, 1968). William & Nina Matheson Books, Inc.

- "Well Acquainted with Books": The Founding Framers of 1787. With James Madison's List of Books for Congress by Robert Allen Rutland (Library of Congress, 1987). Matheson Books.

- Readers & Libraries: Toward a History of Libraries and Culture in America by Kenneth E. Carpenter (Library of Congress, 1996). Matheson Books.

- The 1764 catalogue of the Redwood Library Company at Newport, Rhode Island (Yale University Press, 1965). Matheson Books.

- The first four volumes in George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series, so I can re-read before the fifth volume comes out. Amazon.

- Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation by Andrea Wulf (Knopf, 2011). Amazon.