[JHRB News] Newsletter for September 18th, 2004

Joslin Hall Rare Books office at joslinhall.com
Sat Sep 18 12:54:52 EDT 2004

SPEAKING of Books...

The Joslin Hall Rare Books Newsletter
  September 18th, 2004
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Fall seems to be in the air as pumpkins and gourds appear at the farmer's 
market and it's even money whether we'll need to turn the air conditioner 
on again this side of next Memorial Day.  The Book Elves are planning their 
decorations for the big Harvest Dance and getting ready to hunker down and 
watch their Beloved Boston Red Sox take on the Yankees in three games this 
weekend and three games next weekend that could decide which team takes the 
Pennant in the American Leage East this year.  So there will be popcorn and 
Snickers bars flying around the Cataloging Cave all weekend...


         Books on SILVER & SILVERSMITHS
                -Part One (a-k)

101 books and catalogs on antique silver. Send us your mailing address if 
you would like a free copy.


         Books on SILVER & SILVERSMITHS
                 -Part Two (l-z)

Send us your mailing address if you would like a free copy.

  - - - - OUR NEWEST CATALOG - - -


A selection of books and related materials illustrating how Society and 
individuals have dealt with and memorialized Mortality and Death through 
the Ages. This new list is available now. Send us your mailing address if 
you would like a free copy.

This new catalog features 90 books and other items, including-

* An archive of 171 original photographs of
gravestones, most of them 18th and 19th century
stones, identified by cemetery.

* An 1881 Memorial for the late American President
James Garfield, published by the American community
in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

* An 1839 Guidebook to Mount Auburn Cemetery in
Cambridge, MA., America's first garden cemetery.

* An engaging modern mystery called
"The Escher Twist", which features Mount Auburn

* An unusual and scarce 1900 undertaker's memoir.

* The story of Napoleon's death mask, a 1915 study
limited to 500 copies.

* A number of 18th and early 19th century books
on epitaphs and epitaph-writing.

Visit A Grave Affair


Are you pining away for more news & information about gravestones, 
cemeteries & mourning? Now you can get "Grave Matters", the email 
newsletter of A GRAVE AFFAIR delivered to your email inbox!

    More information

- - - NEW on the WEBSITE - - -

"The Graveyard"...

In keeping with our "Grave Affair" theme, we've just added a new photo to 
our "Picture Album" page, showing a young man of Poe-ish appearance seated 
beside a Victorian gravestone...


- - - SUMMERTIME - - -

It's the end of Summertime, and that means we're awash in zucchinis. The 
first secret of zucchinis is don't let them get so large that you might as 
well hollow them out and use them as canoes. Some friends brought some over 
last year that were so big they had to mount them on a trailer behind their 
car and tie a little red flag to the end. But if you can avoid this 
problem, there are lots of great recipes that use them. I just wish I knew 
some. My own favorite is to cut them into chunks and simmer them for a few 
hours with tomatoes and yellow onions, seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, 
basil, thyme and oregano. But we need some more recipes. So if you have a 
good (or even better, really interesting) zucchini recipe, let us know via 
email, and we'll share some of them here in a week or two.

That's going to do it for today.  Next week we will have information about 
our latest "Just Catalogued" list, some free books, zucchini recipes, and 
much more!


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