23 May, 2005

Book Finds

I wanted to share the list of books dh and I gathered on our recent anniversary. These are from one of our favorite old bookshops for our personal and homeschool library collections. Many of these are for summer reading for our family, also recommended by many of our favorite hs booklists.

This is what we found last week:

Buckskin and Blanket Days by Thomas Henry Tibbles, my second copy (excellent, excellent book! but I may be biased, since it's a family book). Based on the unique and vivid memoirs of a pioneer, scout, hunter and friend of the Indians, from his youth in Bleeding, KS in 1856, to his newspaper career as a correspondent at the Battle of Wounded Knee.

A Story of The Golden Age by James Baldwin
nice hb copy of The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum

The Arts by Hendrik Willem Van Loon (second copy for us, helpful with four children)

Winston Churchill's Volume three: The Age of Revolutions (the only one we still needed)

More for hubby's "Library of America" collection:
Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad,
and Mississippi Writings
H. James Travel writings of Great Britain and America

A nice hardback copy of:
Of Plymouth Plantation by Wm. Bradford with extra notes by Samuel Morison

The Second Treatise of Government by John Locke
The Prince (hb) by Niccolo Macchiavelli
Essays by Francis Bacon

Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells by Opal Wheeler
Chopin by Antoni Gronowicz - seems very similar in style to an Opal Wheeler, but perhaps for slightly older children

Slavic Peoples by Thomas Caldecot Chubb (1962)
from a series of books about "Major Cultures of the World"

The Good Master by Kate Seredy

The Boy's King Arthur Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth
The Scottish Chiefs Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth

The Light Beyond the Forest by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Sword and the Circle by Rosemary Sutcliff
Tristan & Iseult by Rosemary Sutcliff

Two of the four from "The Tripods" series by John Christopher:
When the Tripods Came
The City of Gold and Lead

The Wonderful O by James Thurber
The White Deer by James Thurber

Masterman Ready by Captain Marryat

Doctor Doolittle's Return - hb (I don't usually buy a lot of books in a series, but I though one more Dr. Doolittle might be fun.)

Two Landmarks:
Albert Schweitzer:
Daniel Boone: The Opening of The Wilderness by John Mason Brown

North Star Books:
Indian Wars and Warriors by Paul L. Wellman

Texas Tales by D. K. Sellars (1955)

A nice hardback copy with dj of The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon
nice hb of The Princess and The Goblin

For my reading:
Books by Harold Bell Wright (Shepherd of the Hills, Ozarks author)
Their Yesterdays
When a Man's a Man
That Printer of Udell's

The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington

Johnson's Dictionary: A Modern Selection by E. L. McAdam, Jr. and George Milne~
The "essence" of his dictionary, as an introduction to the style and wit of Samuel Johnson...which serves as a mirror of 17th and 18th Century England.

I never made it upstairs to the Adult section of Classics/Literature

They had some Gene Stratton Porter books, but none that I didn't already have. Same with Ralph Moody

There were others there that we didn't purchase, as they were priced too high. The older three children have already finished some of the books we bought them for summer reading! Argh! I must admit, though, that this is a *good* problem to have =).

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