Catalog 212 – April 2011

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Peter L. Masi - books Catalog 212

Peter L. Masi - books Catalog 212 April 2011

well – the snow’s about gone, wreaths taken down, town hall repaired – crocus in bloom & daffodils poked through, lilacs budded – must be a new season – skis put away, warm clothes still out – used up the firewood in February – burned a few broken pallets – jogging & biking when it’s not raining – baked soda bread & boiled corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, onion, carrots for march 17 – working on the pesto from the freezer – contemplating garden strategy for this year – zach finished 12 weeks of surgery in pittsburg & is now back in Philadelphia for 12 weeks of general medicine – surgery is where he wants to be – attended cowboy-theme Washington county literary society annual meeting with edie, gave 1 minute biography of annie Oakley – mariab met at international paper museum in brookline in February – had a tour with curator Elaine koretsky, lunch, meeting – attended fourth annual adopt-abook evening at American antiquarian society in Worcester – noshed, schmoozed, listened to some enthusiastic curators, adopted some orphans – easter’s late this year, so Allentown paper show will be april 30 & may 1 & then the following Saturday, may 7, mariab sponsors the boston book & paper exposition & sale at shriners auditorium in Wilmington – http://www.bookandpaperexpo.com – promoted by marvin getman who’s been doing an admirable job of lining up special exhibits & interesting bookish talks to help get publicity – it should be a great show – please come! – another unusual offering here – more new subject headings – books from 2 local music professors – david reck, who retired from Amherst college – had classical training but was inspired by trip to india & learned to play veena, taught world music – books on india, Sanskrit, sri lanka, &c – late Emanuel Rudolph, university of Massachusetts professor – interested in English glees & catches – filled out with more material from hagley, purchases from papermania, recent auctions, discards from nearby college – some interesting material – hope you find something to take home – thanks for reading –

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