Monday, January 27, 2014

Asters, Spores & Silent Spring / January 2014 Acquisitions

The first books accessioned to the PLL in 2014 include:

The Earth and Man: Lectures on Comparative Physical Geography, in its Relation to the History of Mankind by Arnold Guyot (Maria Mitchell Personal Collection), and

Vasari's Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari (Robert Smithson Collection);

both seen below, with cartography on display.


Also new to the Robert Smithson Collection:

The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot,
The Invisible Pyramid by Loren Eiseley,
A Concise History of Modern Painting by Herbert Read

A lovely spread from The Invisible Pyramid, displaying a woodcut at the beginning of The Spore Bearers chapter:

Connected illustrations are seen from new books from the Anne Spencer Collection:

Helena Rutherfurd Ely's A Woman's Hardy Garden, and
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring:

Other new books:

Representative Men: Seven Lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and

A Concise History of Modern Painting by Herbert Read.

For any questions about the Library, Collections or books, please contact the Librarian at personallibraries{at}gmail{dot}com. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

PLL Membership - New Structure

In this new year, and for the foreseeable future, all PLL memberships will be at least two years in length. Additionally, fees will increase slightly.

As always, membership includes book check-out and receipt of printed matter from the Personal Libraries Library Press. All membership fees go to book acquisition and the production of printed matter.

BASIC: $15 / 2 years (book check-out)
ACQUISITION: $25 / 2 years (check-out & some printed matter)
CATALOGUE: $40 / 2 years (check-out & all printed matter)
CATALOGUE+: $60 / 3 years (check-out & all printed matter)

GIFT MEMBERSHIPS are available at all levels.

To join, or for more information, please contact the Librarian at personallibraries{at}gmail{dot}com.