Ebay Book Overload

Yikes.  I really really seem to have an Ebay buying addiction.  Sigh.  I could try to rationalize it, but I’m sure there isn’t really a rational reason.  I just like to find things and buy them.  Oh well, moving on to the actual post…

So, I decide that I wanted some books for my birthday this year.  I forget at this point what actually triggered it, though I do know I ended up with a set of  Will and Ariel Durant‘s “The Story of Civilization” and Name Your LinkMatthew Henry‘s Commentary on the Bible.  Very nice books, and quite glad to have them.  The next purchase was a set of 64 books from Britannica called “The Great Books of the Western World“.  This was the original 1954 set, vs the reissue from 1990.  But then, the ebay bug grabbed hold, and I started finding books…lots of books.

I ended up with an amazing assortment of books, which I am going to have a heck of a good time reading.  Here is the list:

  • Will and Arial Durant, “The Story of Civilization”, 11 Volumes
  • Matthew Henry, “Matthew Henry’s Commentary“, 6 Volumes
  • Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet“, 1 Volume (1932)
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, “The Great Books Of The Western World”, 64 Volumes (1954)
  • Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. “The Federalist: Commentary On The Constitution“, 1 Volume
  • Sir Richard Burton, “The Arabian Nights”, Easton Press Edition 1 Volume
  • Philip Schaff, “History of the Christian Church”, 8 Volumes
  • James Strong, “Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible with Hebrew, Chaldee and Greek Dictionary”, 1 Volume
  • J.R.R.Tolkien, “The Histories of Middle Earth”, 12 Volume Hardback (1st Editions I believe)
  • J.M. Cook, Sir Alan Gardner, H.W.F Saggs, and O.R. Gurney, “Empires Of The Ancient Near East“, 4 Volume Folio Society
  • Richard Barber and Roman Pisarev, “Legends of King Arthur”, 3 Volume Folio Society
  • Sir Richard Burton,”The Arabian Nights”,  6 Volume Folio Society
  • Rupert Holland, “King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table”, 1 Volume (1919)
  • Caius Julius Caeser and Jr. Edward Brooks, “Caesar’s Commentaries On The Gallic War”, 1 Volume (1896)
  • Steven Runciman, “A History Of The Crusades”, 3 Volumes Folio Society
  • Robert Graves, “Greek Myths”, 2 Volume Folio Society
  • Various, National Geographic Collector Books, 46 Volumes
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, “The Annals Of America”, 22 Volumes

Unfortunately, now we need more bookshelves as we have run out of space, and the books have taken over the living room.

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  1. Posted November 28, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

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