Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Week Four

Finally, week four is here.

We have been so bad about doing our Five Boxes work.

We are ashamed.

There have been actual excuses, like being on vacation.

There have been lame excuses, like we were just too tired.

We have not done our best.

We aren’t even attacking the cellar yet! We’re still just cleaning out the dining room.

So, here’s what we found…

Antique Books:

Martin’s Equation Tables: Designed to Furnish Merchants, Manufacturers and Other Business Men, with an Accurate Set of Calculations for Averaging Accounts, and Enabling the Book-Keeper to Perform, with Great Facility and Dispatch, what has hitherto Been a Tedious Process in the Science of Equations, George W. Martin, Fifth Edition, 1854 - moldy

The Mother’s Encyclopedia, in Six Volumes, The Parents’ Institute, Inc., New York, NY, 1942
Who’s Who, Tercentenary Pictorial Issue 1940, Directory of Stratford (Sheila’s great-grandfather Patrick Bowe is listed in the telephone section, phone number 7-0358-J), 1940
1849-1949 A Century of Achievement in which the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Company of Springfield, Massachusetts recounts the Story of a Century of Constant Devotion to Protection against Loss and Fire and Other Perils, with a cellophane book cover, 1949

Britannica, Great Books of the Western World, Volume 19 Thomas Aquinas: I, 1952
Britannica, Great Books of the Western World, Volume 20 Thomas Aquinas: II, 1952
Bibliography of American Literature, Volume 2, George W. Cable to Timothy Dwight, 1957
The Philosophy of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Richard H. Popkin, 1966

Religious Books
Introduction to the Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, IV. Metaphysics, 1967 – Former library book
The Rhine Flows into the Tiber, Fr. Ralph M. Wiltgen, 1985

This is the collection without a copyright date:
Art-Type Edition, The World’s Popular Classics
Books, Inc. Publishers, New York, Boston
Plays of Henrik Ibsen
Candide and Other Tales, Francois Voltaire
The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith
A Child’s Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson
Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories, A. Conan Doyle
Wee Willie Winkie, Rodyard Kipling
Poems of Longfellow
The Luck of Roaring Camp, Bret Harte
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Philosophy of Spinoza
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Samuel L. Clemens
Age of Reason, Thomas Paine
Sapho, Alphonse Daudet
The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, Oliver Wendell Holmes
The City of the Dreadful Night and Other Stories, Rudyard Kipling

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
Pinocchio, C. Collodi
Christmas Stories, Charles Dickens

Ardath, The Story of a Dead Self, Marie Corelli, New York: A. L. Burt. Publisher

Mark Twain Books
Mark Twain Himself, Milton Meltzer, 1960 – 2 copies
The Life and Times of Mark Twain, Dennis Welland, 1991
Mark Twain and His World, Justin Kaplan, Simon and Schuster, 1974
Mark Twain and His World, Justin Kaplan, Crescent Books, 1974
Mark Twain A to Z, R. Kent Rasmussen, 1995
The Unabridged Mark Twain, Volume 1, Courage Books, with Opening Remarks by Kurt Vennegut, Jr. – wrapped in cellophane
The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain, The Heritage Press, 1962 – with an inscription on first page
The War Prayer, Mark Twain, 1970
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1989
Twain / Stowe Sourcebook, Elaine Cheesman and Earl French, 1989 – Curriculum Resource Materials