Sunday, September 26, 2010
Piled Higher and Deeper
The five books in the center of this photo are part of a limited edition set of Harvard Classics published by P.F. Collier & Son Company in New York in 1909 and 1910. The set number is 4266. The volumes, each of which cost five dollars, are from the library of one David Williams Lattimer.
Volume 7: The Confessions of St. Augustine, translated by Edward B. Pusey; The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas A Kempis, translated by William Benham. 379 pages.
Volume 8: French and English Philosophers, Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, Hobbes. 434 pages.
Volume 24: On Taste; On the Sublime and Beautiful; Reflections on the French Revolution; A Letter to a Noble Lord, by Edmund Burke. 442 pages.
Volume 29: The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin. 547 pages.
Volume 48: Blaise Pascal. Thoughts, translated by W.F. Trotter. Letters, translated by M.L. Booth. Minor Works, translated by O.W. Wight.
The other two books were part of a two-for-one fiction sale.
At left: The Valley of Decision, by Edith Wharton. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York (1902). 656 pages. $1.50.
At right: The Edwardians, by V. Sackville-West. Doubleday, Doran & Company, New York (1930). 314 pages. $2.00.
In the Forum: counseling, paranoia, and a good stiff drink.