Acquisitions to the CeptsForm Library in 2018.
Updated 19 June 2018.
This listing follows earlier Additions posted in previous years. See the links under MY LIBRARY. I cite titles as a public glimpse at my ongoing interests as well as keeping a brief record for library management purposes. Acquisitions are the business record of library additions. Accordingly, each following citation carries only enough information to identify each title’s addition to the collection and is not bibliographically complete. However, I want to make clear what each book is about and provide subtitle words or bracketed clarifications when the title is not explicit or may be misleading.
Descriptive data includes limited elements: date of acquisition and source, a distinguishing accession number for each volume, abbreviated author, brief title, edition markers if distinctive, and cost. Accession numbers may appear out of sequence when numbers are inadvertently skipped or deliberately reused for replacement copies, noted by an “r” suffix.
Note on sources: Barnes & Noble, the “big box” bookstore survives while I shop for discounts. Cy Chauvin, a long-time friend, and I exchange books at Christmas. Fair Trade Books is a high quality book store in Red Wing, featuring used books, some new, and will order options. The owner and associated staff choose the used books to add and give credit that allows customers to draw from credit for price discounts on used titles. Recent sales changes show one more effort to keep prices low. Half-Price Books [place] the widespread number of stores offer used media at relatively lower prices and clearance items at 2 or 3 dollars. National Issues Forum has promoted discussion of issues from a democratic perspective. Norsk Husflid was a shop in Wisconsin that featured Norse books and other items. Norwegian-American Historical Association promotes research and publication of materials related chiefly to the Norwegian immigrant experience and subsequent history. I am a life member. Ramsey County Library Friends provide withdrawn and donated books at greatly reduced cost. Savers [place] is a thrift store that features half price to seniors on Tuesday. The order of merchandise falls into categories. Locating desired books must overcome disorder. Patricia Sween knows that I like books and poetry so I get a double dose on my birthday. Value Thrift [place] has a well-trimmed used book collection with relatively easy browsing for finds. Also offers member 20% discounts and an extra 10% to seniors on Tuesdays.
4 January, Fair Trade Books.
#16382 The Oxford Amnesty lectures, 1992 (v.1, Johnson) [human rights]. 3.50
#16383 K.A. Porter, The collected essays and occasional writings. 3.50
27 January, Ramsey County Library Friends.
#16384 Sir H. Butterfield, Christianity and history. 1.00
#16385 J. & K. Court, The New Testament world. 2.00
#16386 The situation of the story; … contemporary perspective (Young). 2.00
9 February, Half-Price Books, Roseville.
#16387 A. Christie, The Mousetrap and other plays. 7.55
#16388 Philosophic classics: v.2 [of 4] Medieval Philosophy (Kaufmann & Baird). 6.40.
10 February, Half-Price Books, Saint Paul.
#16389 G.K. Chesterton, The everlasting man. 4.30
#16390 L. Standiford, Washington burning: … vision for our nation’s capitol … 4.30
31 March, Cy Chauvin
#16391, D. Philip, A $500 house in Detroit: rebuilding… gift.
31 March, Norwegian-American Historical Association.
#16392, From America to Norway: … letters, 1838-1914. v.4. Indexes. membership
2 April, Half-Price Books, Saint Paul.
#16393, W. Faulkner, Big Woods: the hunting stories – The Bear. The Old People. A Bear Hunt. Race at Morning. 7.50
6 April, Savers, Woodbury.
#16394, America’s God and country: encyclopedia of quotations (Federer). 3.50
10 April, Half-Price Books, Maplewood.
#16395 R.J. Ellis, Democratic delusions: … initiative process … 3.20
#16396 S. Vint, Science fiction: … for the perplexed. 5.35
1 May, Value Thrift (Sun Ray) Saint Paul.
#16397 The concise Oxford companion to the English language (McArthur). 2.70
#16398 P. Earle, The world of Defoe. 2.70
#16399 W.E. Reck, A. Lincoln: his last 24 hours. 2.35
2 May, Pat Sween.
#16400 J.P. Lenfestey, Earth and anger: … poems of love and despair. gift
#16401 J.P. Lenfestey, A marriage book: 50 years of poems. gift
4 May, Half-Price Books, Maplewood.
#2024r L.M. Alcott, The best of Louisa May Alcott (Booso): Little Women I & II/ The Good Wives. Little Men. And 24 short stories. 7.50
#16402 L. Strobel, The case for a creator: … scientific evidence. 3.30
#9825r S. Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter (Nunnally): III, The cross. 6.90
11 June, Norsk Husflid.
#16403 F.E. Ekstrand, The ancient Norwegian calendar (primstav). 3.95
11 June, National Issues Forum.
#16404 D.F. Mathews, The promise of democracy. gratis
11 June, Barnes & Noble, Maplewood.
#16405 W.E.B. Du Bois, The souls of Black folk. 9.60
#16406, J.R. Kasich, Two paths: America divided or united. 6.45
18 June, Value Thrift, Saint Paul.
#16407 J.M. Diamond, Collapse: … societies choose … 3.30
#16408 A. Gore, The assault on reason. 3.30
#16409 B. Obama, The audacity of hope. 3.30
18 June, Half-Price Books, Saint Paul.
#16410 M. Atwood, The Handmaid’s tale. 8.60
#16411 S. Dando-Collins, Caesar’s legion. 3.25
#16412 J.M. Ellis, The theory of literary criticism. 2.15
#16413 F. Van der Linden, The turning point: Jefferson’s battle for the presidency. 3.25