[JHRB News] Newsletter for May 12th, 2005

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Thu May 12 11:04:49 EDT 2005

SPEAKING of Books...

The Joslin Hall Rare Books Newsletter
May 12th, 2005

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It's May, it's May, the variable month of May... with temperatures in the 
70s yesterday and a frost warning tonight. But May also brings good books, 
with a beautiful and important new book on American burl treen arriving on 
our doorstep last week (see below) and a whole slew of interesting new old 
material for our latest  "Just Catalogued" pages...


This time we have a selection of books about silver, glass, ceramics, and 
other decorative and fine arts, and a smattering of other subjects. 
Highlights include-

- A scarce study of Middleton, Connecticut communion silver.

- A copy of Arthur Clement's rare 1946 booklet "Notes on Early American 
Porcelain", limited to 50 copies.

- A selection of books on 20th century Scandanavian glass and glass designers.

- A nice little 1887 French book on the history of Parisian hair-dressing 
and makeup.

- An interesting ca. 1830 broadside advertisement for imported French glass 

- The scarce 1922 memoirs of Col. J.P. Gutelius, a no-foolin', high-octane 

- An interesting 1923 book on lacquer art, providing a link to the Art Deco 
lacquer artisans.

- A rare 1882 folio-sized Low Art Tile trade catalog, Low's first catalog.

- The 1886 catalog to one of America's earliest "blockbuster" art auctions 
and what was, for a time, the most controversial auction in America...

- A charming and beautiful 1693 suite of engravings showing the Labyrinth 
gardens at Versailles.

- A dramatic and beautiful trade portfolio of colored cards illustrating 
Art Nouveau and Victorian tile patterns.

- An imposing 1774 treatise on the art of stained glass windows by the man 
who restored the windows at Notre Dame...

... and a whole lot more! Please take a look at our "Just Catalogued" pages.

* * * * * * * * * * * Featured Book * * * * * * * * * * *

AMERICAN.  Privately published: 2005.

A scholarly, well illustrated book on a sadly under-studied subject. This 
book selects and examines nearly 200 objects from private and museum 
collections, and illustrates them in more than 250 color photographs. 
Chapters include- American Colonial Burl Bowls; The Patten Family; The 
Covered Burl Bowl; The Burl Mortar; Assorted Burl Treen; Burl Effigy Bowls 
of the Woodland Indians; Native American Burl Bowls; Native American Burl 
Effigy Ladles, Paddles and Scoops; Atlantic White Cedar Burl of the 
Abenaki; and much more! . Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 208 pages; 260 color 
illustrations, dj. New. [90149] $150.00

* * * * * * * * * * * Upcoming * * * * * * * * * * *

We will be releasing a new issue of "Going Once, Going Twice: Vintage 
Auction Catalogs Just Added to Our Stock", in a few weeks! This issue will 
feature auctions of furniture, glass & ceramics, Orientalia, French 
decorative arts, and Noteworthy Collections. This is a printed catalog, so 
let us know if you want a copy.

* * * * * * * * * * * ALSO Upcoming * * * * * * * * * * *

We will be releasing a new issue of our "Books on Furniture and Americana" 
catalog shortly. This will be a two-part catalog featuring a wide selection 
of books on furniture and related subjects. This is a printed catalog, so 
let us know if you want a copy.

That's going to do it for today. Please stop by and browse our "Just 
Catalogued" books, and watch for word of our latest issue of "Going Once, 
Going Twice: Vintage Auction Catalogs Just Added to Our Stock", coming soon!


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