[JHRB News] Newsletter for August 10th, 2004

Joslin Hall Rare Books office at joslinhall.com
Tue Aug 10 13:48:19 EDT 2004


SPEAKING of Books...

The Joslin Hall Rare Books Newsletter
  August 10th, 2004


Well, July turns to August and the Book Elves are enjoying themselves at 
the beach every afternoon (apparently you can catalog books at the beach -I 
was doubtful, but they assure me that it is true, and why would they 
lie?).  They are just about resigned to the fact that Nomar ("Nomaah") 
Garciapara is not a Red Sox anymore... although tiny, muffled sobs can 
still be heard echoing through the Book Cave in the middle of the 
night.  We've also gone directly from the cloudy, rainy and cool April-like 
weather we had been having to real August weather- hot and humid.  Nothing 
really to do but spend the evening on the porch with a tall glass of 
ice-cold lemonade and a good book.  Oh, and speaking of books...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NEW ON THE WEBSITE - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Our JUST CATALOGUED pages have just been 
updated.  <http://www.joslinhall.com/justcat.htm>  We have a large 
selection of books about antiques, including furniture, silver, ceramics, 
glass, fakes, souvenir spoons, and much more.

Highlights include:

-Martha Boyer's excellent 1959 China Trade study, "Japanese Export Lacquers 
from the Seventeenth Century in the National Museum of Denmark".

-Two nice early catalogs by Arthur Clement, his 1947 catalog of New Jersey 
ceramics, and his scarcer 1944 catalog "Notes on American Ceramics, 1607-1943".

-A rather scarce and odd privately published pamphlet by Jim Frink, 
"Indians in Sterling. A Pictorial Catalog of Souvenir Spoons Commemorating 
North American Indians".

-A number of reasonably priced books by Umberto Eco, all signed.

-A copy of Geofrey Godden's somewhat difficult-to-find book on 
Stevengraphs, still the best reference work on these Victorian collectibles.

-Catherine Lippert's rather uncommon 1975 Indianapolis Museum of Art 
catalog on Greentown Glass.

-A nice copy of Young's important 1913 V&A catalog, "Old English Pattern 
Books of the Metal Trades. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection in the 
Museum".

<http://www.joslinhall.com/justcat.htm>


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FREE BOOKS - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"The Corning Glass Center" -Corning Glass Works, 1958.  A littler hardcover 
handbook illustrating some of the exhibits at the Corning Glass Center, the 
laboratories, glass blowers, various things glass is used for and wonderful 
new types of glass (including the very useful new "fibrous glass"), 
etc.  If you would like this send us an email at office at joslinhall.com with 
the subject line "Glass".  We only have one copy, so we will randomly draw 
the name of one of you on Thursday and send it out to the lucky winner!



- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - UPCOMING CATALOG - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

VICTORIANA -Victorian Arts, Lives & Times.  Welcome to the wonderful, wacky 
world of the Victorians!  This new list has just gone to the printer and 
will be mailed early next week.  Send us your mailing address if you would 
like a free copy.

"There are no Victorias in the twentieth century who have the right to say 
'We are not amused' "
[Saturday Review, Feb 7th, 1931]



- - - - - - - - - - - OUR CURRENT PRINTED CATALOG - - - - - - - - - - -

"SUMMERTIME" Recent Acquisitions and other interesting books for Summer, 
2004 features 263 books and is now available. Send us your mailing address 
if you would like a free copy.



     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FREE BOOK - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"Mr. Polk's War -The Conflict No One Wanted" by Bon & Jan Young, Hawthorne 
Books, 1968.  A hardcover young adult's book about the Mexican War of 
1846.  If you would like this send us an email at office at joslinhall.com 
with the subject line "Mr. Polk".  We only have one copy, so we will 
randomly draw the name of one of you on Thursday and send it out to the 
lucky winner!



- - - - - - - - - - - - - - INTERNET NEWS - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

This week marks the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Henry David 
Thoreau's "Walden".  But why just celebrate this week?  The internet 
provides some great websites devoted to Thoreau and his works, including 
the Thoreau Society, which was established in 1941.  <www.thoreausociety.org>

And, of course, they have a bookshop where you can buy books, tapes, mugs, 
videos, and more...  <www.shopatwaldenpond.org>

The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods grew out of the Walden Woods Project, 
an attempt to save the surrounding "Walden Woods" from development.  The 
Institute is now one of the leading Thoreau and Walden-focused educational 
organizations. <www.walden.org>

Want to read "Walden" online?  Need a copy of the text that is instantly 
searchable?  Here is one- <www.online-literature.com/thoreau/Walden>

And finally, want to get a bit deeper into Thoreau and the rest of the 
Transcendentalists?  This website has many useful resources and links- 
<www.transcendentalists.com/1thorea.html>



     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FREE BOOK - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

And now for something completely different...
"Growing Your Herbs Business by Bertha Reppert.  Storey Communications, 
1994.  A Softcover book about, well... setting up and developing a 
herb-related business.  If you would like this send us an email at 
office at joslinhall.com with the subject line "Herbs".  We only have one 
copy, so we will randomly draw the name of one of you on Thursday and send 
it out to the lucky winner!



     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SUMMERTIME - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Don't you just hate it when you have leftover lox?  That may seem like an 
odd question for my fellow smoked salmon lovers, but we've found a place to 
buy really good stuff fairly cheaply by the pound recently, and so the 
question has come up once or twice.  Then we came across a fast, easy way 
to convert it into a delicious, cool, healthy (well, "healthy" is pretty 
relative word) Summer dip.  Just take some plain yogurt and make yogurt 
cheese out of it by draining it through a paper coffee filter for a few 
hours (gives the yogurt a thicker, cheese-like consistency).  Then dump the 
yogurt cheese, lox, some fresh lemon juice and a little dill (all to taste) 
into the blender and set on "puree" for a few minutes, until it is 
smooth.  You can make it thicker by adding more yogurt cheese or thinner by 
adding straight yogurt.  It keeps for a few days, but our experience is 
that it won't be around very long...

That's going to do it for today.  I hope you find some interesting books on 
our Just Catalogued pages, <http://www.joslinhall.com/justcat.htm> , and 
now I have to go find the blender...

     -Forrest







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