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Coign of vantage, or, The Boston Athenaeum murders

by John J. McAleer

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Published by Foul Play Press in Woodstock, Vt .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesCoign of vantage., Boston Athenaeum murders.
StatementJohn McAleer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3563.A2447 C6 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination273 p. :
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2380253M
ISBN 100881500933
LC Control Number87008825
OCLC/WorldCa15489772

This is a paperbound book entitled "A Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Collections of the Boston Athenaeum" by Stephen Z. Nonack, published by the Boston Athenaeum in . Just after it absorbed the Boston Medical Library, the Athenaeum issued a published catalogue of its holdings. In this copy, owned by Dr. John Orne Green in , faint pencil notations can be discerned next to most of the entries for the Boston Medical Library books.

We’ll probably never know—not unless the ghosts start talking—but member and Boston College professor John McAleer, who passed away in , imagined quite a few in his _Coign of Vantage: The Boston Athenæum Murders_.   Author of 50 books in the collection of the Boston Athenæum, Catalogue of the library of the Boston Athenaeum, , Pre-twentieth century American and European painting and sculpture, Acquired tastes, The Athenaeum centenary, Change & Continuity, Catalogue of the library, A catalogue of manuscripts from the collections of the Boston Athenaeum.

  Dr. John McAleer - American author who penned a large variety of books, from biographies of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rex Stout and Henry David Thoreau, to the highly regarded Korean War novel "Unit Pride", to the mystery "Coign of Vantage: The Boston Athenaeum Murders", died Nov. 19 of cancer in Lexington, MA at age   The murder weapon was likely an ice pick or knife. Left piled upon their mutilated corpses were heaps of marijuana and money worth many thousands of dollars. $5, in cash was left at the scene. The biggest twist? Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, was the best friend of one of the victims.


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John McAleer $ Britain's Maritime Empire. John McAleer $ Captain Cook and the Pacific: Art, Exploration and Empire. John McAleer. The new Athenæum flourished in culture-starved Boston and, as it voraciously acquired books, art, and artifacts, it grew rapidly. Init added an Art Gallery and began a series of yearly exhibitions of American and European art.

For nearly half a century the Athenæum was the unchallenged center of intellectual life in Boston, and by Dr. McAleer, 80, who also taught English literature at Boston College for decades, died of cancer Wednesday in his home in Lexington.

The author's subject matter and genre varied widely, from book reviews to the mystery "Coign of Vantage: The Boston Athenaeum Murders," to a book on the philosophical writings of Theodore Dreiser. At the Boston Athenaeum, a 17th-century book collection makes you think: Which titles matter most today.

By Mark Feeney Globe Staff, Updated October 3,a.m. Email to a Friend. He first became a published book author with the scholarly title Ballads and Songs Loyal to the Hanoverian Succession (). After this, McAleer published other scholarly works and two pieces of fiction: Unit Pride (), which was based on the actual Korean War experiences of Billy Dickson, and the mystery novel Coign of Vantage; or, The Boston Athenaeum Murders ().

He was born at Utica, New York on October 1, He died in I believe this is the first and probably only printing as this is a fairly scarce book. This hard-cover book is in good+ Rating: % positive. Armstong talked about the Anthenaeum on Beacon Hill, which is one of the oldest independent libraries in the U.S.

The library holds overvolumes and past members of it have included. Dr. McAleer, 80, who also taught English literature at Boston College for decades, died of cancer Wednesday in his home in Lexington. The author's subject matter and genre varied widely, from book. Books and periodicals. Athenaeum (German magazine), a journal of German Romanticism, established ; Athenäum, a German journal founded in ; Athenaeum (British magazine), a weekly London literary magazine –; The Athenaeum (Acadia University), a student newspaper of Acadia University, Nova Scotia; The Daily Athenaeum, the newspaper of West Virginia University.

I was shocked and saddened to learn the details of upheaval at the Boston Athenaeum under the new director (“The storm after the quiet,” Page. () Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. The Power And Passion Of M. Carey Thomas. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1st Edition. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. The Rare Book Collection of the Boston Athenæum reflects the collecting interests of the Library as it has narrowed its focus from being encyclopedic in the 19th century to its current focus on the humanities.

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