Wednesday, November 23, 2005

D gets in on the book action

Here are all (I think all) of my book finds for the past month:

  • 101 Puzzles in Thought and Logic (Math & Logic Puzzles), C. R. Wylie
  • ABC of atoms, Bertrand Russell
  • American Heritage dictionary of idioms, Christine Ammer
  • Anthology of Latin poetry, Robert Yelverston Tyrell
  • Brideshead revisited, Evelyn Waugh
  • Byzantium and Europe, Speros Vryonis
  • Cassell's Italian dictionary,
  • The Charioteer, Mary Renault
  • The Cherry orchard a comedy, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  • Christmas holiday, W. Somerset Maugham
  • Classical hand-list;, John Arbuthnot Nairn
  • The classical heritage and its beneficiaries, R. R. Bolgar
  • A clerk of Oxenford; essays on literature and life, Gilbert Highet
  • The crown the Philippics and ten other orations, Demosthenes
  • Das Nibelungenlied,
  • De l'Institution des Enfants, Essais, liv. I, chap. xxv, Michel de Montaigne
  • Dean's December, Saul Bellow
  • Deutscher lehrgang, Eduard Prokosch
  • A dictionary of economics, John Black
  • Dictionary of historical terms, Chris Cook
  • A dictionary of linguistics, Mario Pei
  • Did you ever see a dream walking? American conservative thought in the twentieth century, William F. Buckley
  • Dutch vocabulary, B. C. Donaldson
  • The education of Henry Adams, Henry Adams
  • The eleven comedies, Aristophanes
  • The empire of reason : how Europe imagined and America realized the enlightenment, Henry Steele Commager
  • End of History and the Last Man, Francis Fukuyama
  • The end of racism : principles for a multiracial society, Dinesh D'Souza
  • English stress; its form, its growth, and its role in verse, Morris Halle
  • The essays of Michel de Montaigne, Michel de Montaigne
  • Framley parsonage, Anthony Trollope
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  • French Revolution: a history, Thomas Carlyle
  • Goethe, J.-F. Angelloz
  • Golden lion of Granpere, Anthony Trollope
  • Graphically speaking : an illustrated guide to the working language of design and printing, Mark Beach
  • Greek: A Complete Course for Beginners (Teach Yourself Books), Aristarhos Matsukus
  • A handbook of Greek mythology including its extension to Rome, H. J. Rose
  • Henderson, the rain king, Saul Bellow
  • Herzog, Saul Bellow
  • Histoire de l'eloquence latine depuis l'origine de Rome jusqu'à Ciceron, Victor Cucheval
  • Histoire de l'éloquence romaine depuis la mort de Cicéron jusqu'à l'avènement de l'emper, Victor. [from old catalog] Cucheval
  • Histoire des oracles Du bonheur. Essai sur l'histoire. Dialogues des morts, Fontenelle, M. de
  • Historians' fallacies; toward a logic of historical thought, David Hackett Fischer
  • A history of Greece to the death of Alexander the Great, J. B. Bury
  • A history of private life, (vols. 1 & 2)
  • The house of intellect, Jacques Barzun
  • Humboldt's gift, Saul Bellow
  • An introduction to linguistic science, Edgar H. Sturtevant
  • An introduction to Roman history, literature, and antiquities, Alexander Petrie
  • Johnson's London; selected source materials for freshman research papers, Roland Bartel
  • La guerre civile la pharsale . tome 1, livres I-V, texte établi par a. bourgery., Lucain
  • Langenscheidt's new college German dictionary,
  • Latter-day pamphlets, Thomas Carlyle
  • Le Symbolisme dans la mythologie grecque, Paul Diel
  • Learning to look; a handbook for the visual arts, Joshua Charles Taylor
  • Les Phéniciens et l'Odyssée, Victor Bérard
  • Liberal education (Beacon paperback no. 86), Mark Van Doren
  • The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
  • Linguaphone; introduction to Russian grammar,
  • Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis
  • Man's unconquerable mind; studies of English writers, Raymond Wilson Chambers
  • Method of philological study of the English language, Francis Andrew March
  • Michelet oeuvres choisies, Gaillard H.
  • The natural, Bernard Malamud
  • A new introduction to Greek, Alston Hurd Chase
  • A new Russian grammar in two parts, Anna Hering Semeonoff
  • Nieuw volledig Engelsch-Nederlandsch en Nederlandsch-Engelsch woordenboek, I. M. Calisch
  • Notre-Dame de Paris, Victor Hugo
  • Oeuvres, François Rabelais
  • Official Scrabble Players Dictionary,
  • On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history, Thomas Carlyle
  • Patriotic gore; studies in the literature of the American Civil War, Edmund Wilson
  • Pensées de Pascal, Blaise Pascal
  • Point Counter Point, Aldous Huxley
  • The rights of woman, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Samuel Johnson, John Wain
  • Say It In French: Phrase Book for Travelers, Leon J. Cohen
  • The small house at Allington, Anthony Trollope
  • Songwriting : a complete guide to the craft, Stephen Citron
  • Source readings in music history from classical antiquity through the romantic era, W. Oliver Strunk
  • The story of Apollonius, King of Tyre : a study of its Greek origin and an edition of the two oldest Latin recensions, G. A. A. Kortekaas
  • The story of philosophy; the lives and opinions of the greater philosophers, Will Durant
  • The synonym finder, J. I. Rodale
  • Thomas Mann: profile and perspectives with two unpublished letters and a chronological list of important events, André Von Gronicka
  • Three comedies: The circle, Our betters, The constant wife, W. Somerset Maugham
  • To Jerusalem and back a personal account, Saul Bellow
  • The voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin
  • The way of all flesh, Samuel Butler
  • Winnie ille Pu, A. A. Milne

Wow ... an even 90. And I paid about $30 for the lot.

MORE: Eric ... do you think the W. Oliver Strunk who wrote Source readings in music history from classical antiquity through the romantic era is your Oliver Strunk?

2 comments:

eric said...

Dennis: I think so. His dates match those on his tombstone that I photographed: http://www.spolia.it/online/it/argomenti/musica/2001/strunk.htm

Is your 'Source Readings' all one volume? At the sale here they had, I think, 3 separate paperback volumes--antiquity, baroque, and classical.

wow, 90 books for $30? you can't beat that without a stick.

i'm not even sure you could beat it with a stick. It would have to be a pretty big stick, in any case.

dennis said...

One hardbound volume, and it appears to be the first edition.

I just checked the title page and the author is given as Oliver Strunk. The W. must've come from the Library of Congress data when I entered the book in LibraryThing.

The book spans from Plato to Wagner in about 900 pages.