Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer Bounty!

The summer has been good to the Library - with lots of new acquisitions being added to the shelves.

New to the Italo Calvino Personal Library:
 VARIETY, Second Series by Paul ValĂ©ry

New to the Robert Smithson Personal Library:
The Day of the Dinosaur by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Cook de Camp
Albrecht Durer Complete Woodcuts, edited by Dr. Willi Kurth
The Diary of Anais Nin, edited by Gunther Stuhlmann
Madness & Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason by Michel Foucault
The Light of Common Day by Diana Cooper
Mapping by David Greenhood

Also included in this Smithson batch is, probably, the best title for a book that I have ever encountered:
the Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America by Daniel J. Boorstin

And one of the most beautifully printed & designed volumes:

The Succession of Life Through Geological Time by Kenneth P. Oakley and Helen M. Muir-Wood.  This amazing book includes countless illustrations and the stand-alone poster, The Geological Column (both seen below.)  All of this is priced at "Five Shillings."

Lastly, is the incredible Follett Beginning Science Book The Moon by the venerable Isaac Asimov.

Please contact the Personal Libraries Library at personallibraries{at}gmail{dot}com for questions about membership or checking out books.

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