[JHRB News] Newsletter for December 8th, 2004

Joslin Hall Rare Books office at joslinhall.com
Wed Dec 8 06:26:01 EST 2004

SPEAKING of Books...

The Joslin Hall Rare Books Newsletter
  December 8th, 2004

Well, the Book Elves have finally begun to calm down after their month-long 
Red Sox World Series Victory celebration. As you can imagine, things were 
pretty nutty here for a while, and we actually had to re-plaster the 
ceiling and walls of the Cataloging Cave, because the Book Elves kept 
bouncing off them.

However, after they calmed down and got back to work they were able to put 
together an interesting selection of newly-acquired books and posted them 
on our Just Catalogued pages, which have just been posted on the website-

- - - - - NEW ON THE WEBSITE - - - - -
    "Just Catalogued" Pages Updated!


Highlights include-

- an 1837 study of the chemistry and composition of artist's colors and 

- the scarce catalog of the Boynton Collection of Yorkshire pottery.

- Volumes I-VI (1873-1904) of the proceedings of the Lowell-based Old 
Residents Historical Association, with much interesting information on the 
early history and personalities of this textile mill city.

- a beautiful set of the National Academy of Design Exhibition Record 

- A scarce 1897 study of "The Architecture, Furniture and Interiors of 
Maryland and Virginia During the Eighteenth Century", folio-sized, with 
great photographs!

- Havard's beautiful, big, heavy, late 19th century illustrated 4-volume 
dictionary of French antiques and art.

- William Harvey Miner's essay on Thomas Chatterton, printed by the Torch 
Press in 1905 -one of 15 copies on Japan vellum.

- A copy of the DeLuxe edition of Mundy's elegant 1928 study of English 
delftware, limited to 100 copies.

- A nice copy of the history of the "Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin", 
the Burgundian Wine-Lover's Society with a difference...

- A scarce 1866 builder's price book with detailed information about prices 
for stonework, brickwork, plastering, carpentry and joiners' work, and such 
incidentals as Venetian blinds, paper-hanging, electric bell installation, 
window glazing, and on and on and on in excruciating and fascinating detail.

and much more!


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We have just loaded over 175 books on a wide variety of
subjects onto our new Stocking Stuffers pages. Art,
antiques, history, wine, food, and much, much more,
all priced at $10 each (and a few for less).


And remember, buy three books on these pages and get
a fourth book from these pages of equal or lesser value
for FREE! If you buy four books for $10 each you pay
only $30, which is a 25% discount!


Ho Ho Ho!

That's going to do it for today. There was going to be more but the 
Newsletter Editor is doing his Civic Duty this week and serving on a jury, 
so certain things are going to have to wait for a few days. We'll have 
regular, longer Newsletter very soon!


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