[JHRB News] Several Nice New New Publisher's Overstocks Just In !

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December 18th, 2006

We just got a few more boxes of some great new publisher-overstock titles
on jigsaw puzzles, the art of Florence, the history of hospitality, and
even a art thriller- just in time for the Holidays!


Pears, Ian. "THE PORTRAIT"  New York; Riverhead Books: 2005. The author of
several well-known art-history crime novels turns to a tiny island off the
coast of Brittany for his latest thriller. This novel is “a harrowing
psychological portrait of a painter at the turn of the 20th century and
the art critic who first elevated and then turned on him, revealed in the
painter's rambling monologue. Having abandoned the London art scene and
exiled himself to the tiny Breton island of Houat, the Scottish painter
has brought the critic to his remote, ramshackle home to sit for a
portrait. Reminiscing with ease and familiarity one minute, with anger and
menace the next, the painter eventually reveals the depths of his
resentment, and the machinations he has practiced on the critic to exact
his revenge”. Hardcover. 5.5”x7.75”, 211 pages, dj. New. [95064]

Published at $19.95.
Publisher's Overstock Price- $9.95


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Williams, Anne D. "THE JIGSAW PUZZLE. PIECING TOGETHER A HISTORY"  New
York; Berkley Books: 2004. “From chaos, beauty emerges-bit by bit. Now, a
jigsaw authority with a personal collection of over 8,000 that is
considered one of the largest and most diverse in the world, offers the
big picture on the enduringly popular, sometimes infuriating, and deeply
satisfying hobby that has enthralled puzzlers worldwide for centuries.
This volume discusses the jigsaw's history, which dates back to the
mid-1700s, and its cultural impact on society. It examines the minds of
such famous puzzlers as Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Gates, and Stephen King,
and provides a lively look at what goes into the construction of jigsaw
puzzles.” Hardcover. 6”x8.25”, 250 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj.
New. [95065]

Published at $22.95.
Publisher's Overstock Price- $9.95


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Wirtz, Rolf C. "ART & ARCHITECTURE OF FLORENCE"  Konemann: 2005. “Also
known as Firenze, Florence in Italian is Florentia, the "flowering" city.
Under the Medici family in the 15th century, such artists as Leonardo da
Vinci, Botticelli and Brunelleschi turned the city into an artistic center
and awakened Italian humanism. Such was its status that Pope Bonifatius
VIII believed the city should be considered a fifth element-water, earth,
air, fire, and Florence. This guide takes modern visitors to such timeless
destinations as the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Piazza della
Signora, and the treasures of the Galleria degli Uffizi”. This book is
compact enough to take on a tour, but pleasingly heavy and chunky, and
isn’t that what we all look for in a book? Hardcover. 6”x6.5”, 559 pages,
color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95066]

Publisher's Promotional Price- $16.95


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Brownier, Jesse. "THE DUCHESS WHO WOULDN'T SIT DOWN. AN INFORMAL HISTORY
OF HOSPITALITY"  New York; Bloomsbury: 2003. “Partisan, witty, and laced
with surprising historical detail, this book looks at the darker
undercurrent of hospitality. Beginning with the example of his own hosting
of a poker game, in which he disarms his opponents' aggression with superb
refreshments, Jesse Browner travels back in time to unravel the dynamics
of host and guest. He visits the summer home of staunch vegetarian Adolf
Hitler, catches John James Audubon in the act of playing a cruel prank on
a defenseless guest, and documents the court of Louis XIV-an elaborate
etiquette machine that rendered the French nobility powerless against
him.” Hardcover. 5.75”x8.5”, 198 pages, dj. New. [95067]

Published at $23.95.
Publisher's Overstock Price- $9.95


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AND DON'T FORGET-

Now Available on our website- "RECENT ACQUISITIONS -Old & New Books on
ANTIQUES & THE ARTS & Related Subjects for DECEMBER, 2006". It features
220 titles on furniture, glass, ceramics, silver, interiors, metals,
fashion, trades, color, and life in other times.

We also have printed copies- please send us your mailing address if you
would like one.

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JOSLIN HALL RARE BOOKS, ABAA
Fine books of the 16th-20th centuries
on the decorative and fine arts & design

Post Office Box 239
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060 USA
telephone (413) 247-5080

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Our Latest Catalogs-

DECEMBER, 2006
 -Selections from our stock
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_290.htm>

BOOKS ON AMERICAN SILVER
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_289.htm>

FIRE AND ICE
 -lighting, fireplaces & ice
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_282.htm>

A GRAVE AFFAIR
 -gravestones, epitaphs & mourning
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_288.htm>

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