[JHRB News] Newsletter for May 12th, 2005
Joslin Hall Rare Books
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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.
- 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
- 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
- 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 * * * * * * * * * * *
Powers, Steven S. NORTH AMERICAN BURL TREEN. COLONIAL & NATIVE
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.  $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!
JOSLIN HALL RARE BOOKS, ABAA
Fine books of the 16th-20th centuries
on the decorative and fine arts & design
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