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The Library's catalog, Orbis, provides access to collections material across the Yale University Library.  Below is a list of recently cataloged Beinecke Library acquisitions that are now available in the catalog.

May 21, 2015

Jungle at the door : a glimpse of wild India / by Joan Myers ; with an essay by William deBuys.

Jungle animals India Pictorial works.
Author: Myers, Joan, 1944-
Edition: First edition.
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): Zc95 M99 J9 +2012
ISBN: 9781938086069 (hardcover : acid-free paper)

Trinity College Library, Dublin / by Melba Berry Bennett.

Libraries Ireland Dublin.
Author: Bennett, Melba Berry.
Imprint: Palm Springs, Calif. : Welwood Murray Memorial Library, 1959.
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): Za B4394 959T
ISBN: 1406301582

Books & artistic publications / R.H. Russell, Publisher, New York.

Books Catalogs.
Author: R.H. Russell (Firm),
Imprint: New York : R.H. Russell, c1897.
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): 2015 1052
ISBN: 9780979562983

Key to the Apostolic Vatican Library.

Catholic libraries Vatican City.
Author: Bennett, Melba Berry.
Imprint: Palm Springs, Calif. : Priv. Print. by Welwood Murray Memorial Library, 1967.
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): Za B4394 967K
ISBN: 9781938086069 (hardcover : acid-free paper)

Trout reflections : a natural history of the trout and its world / written and illustrated by David M. Carroll.

Author: Carroll, David M.,
Imprint: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1996.
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): Zab C2357 993Tb
ISBN: 0312141424

May 20, 2015

Aviary of birds : sixty illustrations.

Imprint: Concord, N.H. : J.A. Merriam & Rufus Merrill, 1856.
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): 2015 +441
ISBN: 0517446472

Let them live / by Dorothy P. Lathrop.

Zoology United States Juvenile literature.
Author: Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980,
Description: Discusses the effect man and civilization have had on animals and their habitat.
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): 2015 1012
ISBN: 9781938086069 (hardcover : acid-free paper)

Strange and fearful interest : death, mourning, and memory in the American Civil War / Jennifer A. Watts.

War and society United States History 19th century.
Author: Watts, Jennifer A.,
Description: "A Strange and Fearful Interest explores how photography and other media were used to describe, to explain, and perhaps to come to terms with the national trauma of the American Civil War. The volume focuses on the Battle of Antietam, not only the bloodiest day in the nation's history but also the first in which photographs of American battlefield dead were made; the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the national mourning that ensued, and the execution of the conspirators; and the establishment of Gettysburg National Monument as part of larger attempts at reconciliation and healing"--Provided by publisher.
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): 2015 1003
ISBN: 9780873282659 (alkaline paper)


Personals Periodicals.
Author: Wagon, Sy.
Description: Baitline!!! is a San Francisco based catalog that provides free advertising space, showcasing trade and skill-share opportunities, music promotion, personal ads, erotic services targeted to queer people, and public service announcements. It features photographs and hand drawn illustrations.
Imprint: San Francisco, CA : The editor, [2009?]-
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): 2015 S18
ISBN: 0517446472

Letters and documents relating to the Royal Navy and the East India Company, 1729-1832.

Bankruptcy Great Britain.
Description: Autograph manuscript letters and documents, many signed, some pertaining to the operations of the British Navy in the Indian Ocean and the East India Company. Included are letters, copies of orders, and account statements of prize money related to the service of Admiral Edward Vernon with the British Navy in India, including at the siege of Pondicherry; financial and legal documents in English and French related to inheritances and bankruptcies; and three printed forms filled out in manuscript pertaining to appointments to minor orders by Alexandre de Johanne de Saumery, Bishop of Rieux (Rivensis), 1729-1730.
Language: English
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating): OSB MSS 188
ISBN: 9781938086069 (hardcover : acid-free paper)


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