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Joslin Hall Rare Books, ABAA office at joslinhall.com
Tue Jan 24 11:06:48 EST 2006

SPEAKING of Books...

The Joslin Hall Rare Books Newsletter
January 25th, 2006

To see an illustrated version of this Newsletter, click here-

The Book Elves have been hard at it, skating and skiing, and nursing 
bruised shins and bumped heads. But before they decided to try to sculpt a 
replica of the set of Cecile B. Demille's "Cleopatra" from snow in the 
front yard, they finished another set of books for our latest "Recent 
Acquisitions" offerings.

    - New Catalog -

"Recent Acquisitions For January - February, 2006" is now ready, and going 
into the mail. The catalog is also on our website-
but if you'd prefer a hard copy, please send us your mailing address.

This month's selection includes an array of books on furniture, silver, 
ceramics, glass and other decorative arts, as well as a smattering of other 
odd stuff, with highlights including-

* A beautiful and early (1863) copy of Arrowsmith's popular "Paper-Hanger's 

* A nice copy of Ashdown's 1919 history of the Company of Glaziers and 
Painters of Glass, inscribed by Past Company Master George Paget Walford.

* A nice copy of the scarce 1969 Art Deco exhibition catalog "The Jazz 
Age", which was based largely on Martin Battersby's collection.

* The 1860 catalog to the 3rd Exhibition of American paintings held at the 
Young Men's Association in Troy, NY.

* A Deluxe copy of George Francis Dow's 1927 "Arts & Crafts of New 
England", one of 97 copies printed on rag paper and bound in 
batik-patterned covers.

* Two very interesting French books published in 1914 on the feather industry.

* A copy of Feulner's 1929 "Historic Interiors in Color" with the ownership 
stamp and signature of noted New York set designer Joseph B. Platt, who was 
the Interior Art Director for 'Rebecca' and also worked on the interiors 
for 'Gone with the Wind'.

* A nice copy of Heal's 1925 "London Tradesmen's Cards of the XVIII 
Century", one of 100 copies specially bound in half vellum for members of 
the First Edition Club.

* Several scarce early 19th century books on gilding & painting.

* Nice copies of Jane Ellen Panton's very scarce books "From Kitchen to 
Garret" and "Nooks and Corners", splendid descriptions of how to run a 
Victorian middle class household.

* Franklin Hough's magnificent 1865 "Washingtoniana, or, Memorials of the 
Death of George Washington, Giving an Account of the Funeral Honors Paid to 
His Memory, with a list of tracts and volumes printed upon the occasion, 
and a catalogue of medals commemorating the event", limited to 291 sets.

* A beautiful copy of James Walter's infamous 1887 hoax, "Memorials of 
Washington and of Mary, His Mother, and Martha, His Wife, from Letters and 
Papers of Robert Cary and James Sharples", our copy with the book ticket of 
Grenville Kane, the noted book collector who helped introduce the Tuxedo to 

* and much, much more!


Whitesides, Mary. WICKER DESIGN.
Salt Lake City; Gibbs Smith: 2003.

A pictorial survey of fine wicker furniture of the last hundred and 
twenty-five years and its possibilities in decorating today. Whitesides, an 
interior designer by trade, enlisted the aid of several specialist antique 
dealers and some high-style photographers to create a slick (not scholarly) 
glossy book filled with photos that could have come out of Architectural 
Digest or a decorating magazine. Lovers of wicker will find much to love 
here by just browsing the photographs, and the somewhat cursory text 
manages to contain a few nuggets as well. Hardcover. 9"x10.5", 143 pages, 
color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95027]

Published at $29.95
Publisher's overstock available
for a limited time for- $20.00

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If you'd like copies of any of these, please let us know.

* Books on Ceramics & Glass (february)

* "Going Once
 Going Twice..." (february)
     antique auction catalogs

* Recent Acquisitions for March-April (march)

* Books on Silver & Silversmiths (march)


London; Merrell Publishers: 2000.

A sumptuous feast of a book for the silver lover, filled with gorgeous 
photographs of unique and surprising fantasies on the theme of the 
broad-bladed silver server. Rabinovitch, author of a book on antique 
broad-bladed silver servers, commissioned more than 60 new servers from a 
variety of working silver craftsmen, and the results are stunning and 
provocative. The text describes each server and the silversmiths' ideas in 
creating it, and also explores the relationship between artist and patron, 
and even how to become a patron, on a large or small scale, yourself. A fun 
book which silver lovers will spend hours going through again and again. 
Hardcover. 9.5"x10", 160 pages, color illustrations, dj. New. [95026]

Published at $49.95
Publisher's overstock available
for a limited time for- $25.00

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We hope you find a few books here that you need, and if you are ever in the 
area, remember that we’re close to the very-well plowed Massachusetts 
Turnpike and Interstate 91 in bad weather. We’re also close to them in good 
weather... so if you find yourself going by one day, give us a call and 
drop by. There’s always tea or coffee in the pot, cider in the fridge and 
various other libations and snacks available as well. Remember to take a 
look at our January-February Catalog when you have a chance-

-Forrest, Betty, Amy, Freckles, Pywackett & Ike

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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