I went to the used bookstore after work today and picked up two books: Thomas Kuhn's The Copernican Revolution, and a collection of J.A. Hobson's essays (Hobson was an underconsumption theorist from the late 19th and early 20th centuries).
From Baltimore, I got six volumes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that belonged to my great-grandfather.
I also got several histories of Maryland including:
Rivers of the Eastern Shore
The Amiable Baltimoreans
Baltimore in the Eighties and Nineties [1880s and 1890s]
A nice hardback copy of The Complete Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (so now I can jettison my crumbling copy of a lot of his stuff that I picked up at some point)
Kon Tiki - one of my favorite books. I also have a crumbling paperback and now I can replace it with a nice hardback.
A three volume history of World War I, published in 1919
A biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
And a 1923 edition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, another favorite.
I also got three maps of the Maryland interstate highway system from 1951.
The books associated with the constitutional convention that I hoped to get to weren't in the boxes that I went through. I did, however, get a chance to look through a lot of old photos of my grandparents' families from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. I also got to mess around with an old Kodak camera made in 1917. Between that, talking a lot with them, and eating at their favorite sandwich shop it was a good Saturday.
I think it's time to grab some books I don't make much use of from the shelf and donate them to the public library book sale... circle of life and all that...
Looking like polygamy is next
6 hours ago