[JHRB News] Newsletter for January 12th, 2005

Joslin Hall Rare Books office at joslinhall.com
Wed Jan 12 09:07:33 EST 2005

SPEAKING of Books...

The Joslin Hall Rare Books Newsletter
  January 12th, 2005

It's snowing again here, and the book elves have been having a fine old 
time the last few weeks, skiing and tobogganing and sledding, and skating 
on the pond on Boston Common with the cute elvettes from one of the coffee 
shops on Newbury Street. Then it's hot chocolate and marshmallows. However, 
before they went skating off from the Cataloging Cave this morning, they 
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-

- a beautiful leatherbound set of scarce books on Essex County, 
Massachusetts artisans and tradesmen...

- several interesting Connecticut Historical Society Bulletins, with topics 
including the "Aaron Roberts" cabinetmaker attributions, New London joined 
chairs, miniatures on ivory, and more...

- a rare monograph on an American 18th century Queen Anne escritoire, 
limited to 200 copies...

- an important bibliography of American decorative arts books...

- a scarce Arman auction catalog of the Caleb Ewing Collection of American 

- an 1891 vision of "Museums of the Future"...

- an especially important book on American Indian fur-trade silver...

- an unusual book on "Artur Tow Crate" in Staffordshire; the inside skinny 
on Staffordshire pottery dialect...

- an 1852 speech in support of the controversial and tragic Collins Line of 
transatlantic steamers...

- an unusual 1883 trade catalog of Japonistic coal hods...

- a nice copy of the most important and elegant book on American silver...

- a beautifully bound set of "Annals of Philadelphia", printed in 1887...

- an odd 1877 celebration of Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, with an 
albumen frontispiece...

and much more!



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