Wednesday, July 7, 2010
What Is Man?
A few recent acquisitions:
What Is Man? by Mark Twain. The Complete Works of Mark Twain, Volume XII. Harper and Brothers, New York (1917). 376 pages. $4.75.
Don Quixote, Part 1, by Miguel de Cervantes. Translated by Thomas Shelton. The Harvard Classics. P.F. Collier & Son, New York (1909). 545 pages. $1.50.
A reference work I can’t read, printed in Cyrillic in Moscow in 1963. Not a dictionary, not a thesaurus, but arranged alphabetically. 1,040 pages. $1.50.
The Jungle Books, Volumes 1 and 2, by Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated by Aldren Watson. Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York (1948). Vol. 1, 253 pages. $1.50. Vol. 2, 201 pages. $1.50.
Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benét, Volume Two (Prose). Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. (1942). 483 pages. $2.00.
Faulkner, O’Neill, Steinbeck. The Nobel Prize Library. Alexis Gregory, New York, and CRM Publishing, Del Mar, California (1971). Published under the sponsorship of the Nobel Foundation & the Swedish Academy. Contains presentation addresses, acceptance speeches, and author biographies. William Faulkner (1949 Prize): A Rose for Emily; As I Lay Dying. Eugene O’Neill (1936 Prize): The Emperor Jones; Homecoming. John Steinbeck (1962 Prize): In Dubious Battle. 375 pages. $2.99.
7.7.2010 #1 (poem)