[JHRB News] Speaking of Books, May 16 -New Catalog

Joslin Hall Rare Books, ABAA office at joslinhall.com
Tue May 16 08:35:31 EDT 2006

SPEAKING of Books...

The Joslin Hall Rare Books Newsletter
May 16th, 2006

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

It's been raining for about 10 days now, with no end in sight, and the Book 
Elves are busily constructing an ark. However, before they loaded the 
shovels and rakes and implements of destruction into the old clawfoot 
bathub in the basement and tried to drag it down to the Connecticut River, 
they finished our new May-June catalog, which is available either in 
printed format, or on our website-

- - - - - NEW CATALOG - - - - -

"Recent Acquisitions for May-June, 2006" is now ready, and going into the 
mail. If you'd like a copy please send us your mailing address.

Highlights include a selection of recently-published reference books on 
windsor chairs, mochaware, Georgia furniture & Mount Washington glass, as 
well as new and old reference books on furniture, ceramics, silver, glass, 
metalware, lighting, folk art, and many other antiques- and art-related 

You can browse our new catalog here->


and Stuart Feld. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 2006. A wonderful 
exhibition catalog, featuring furniture, architecture, glass, lighting, 
silver and other decorations. Illustrated with many period prints and 
artwork, as well as stunning new color photographs. With an introductory 
essay by David B. Warren. Softcover. 9"x11", 144 pages, color and b/w 
illustrations. Bibliography. New. [90200] $45.00

- - - - - Stay up to date with our Blog - - - - -

Remember to check out "Foggygates", our new blog, for the latest news, 
announcements, specials, and other odd things...updated daily.

"Foggygates -A Bookish Blog"

- - - - -  UPCOMING CATALOGS - - - - -

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

     * Auction Catalogs (may)

     * Decorative Arts (june)



PDN Publishing: 2003. This is a gorgeous hardcover with tons of color 
plates of Kashmir and Kerman shawls of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries 
from the collection of the author. Information is included on the history 
of these shawls from India and Persia, both as used in their native lands 
and in Europe and America. While Kashmir shawls are the subject of several 
books (though none as sumptuous as this one), Kerman shawls have been less 
well documented, until now. In Iran, these shawls have been woven since 
Safavid times and were used by the male nobility, only becoming an article 
of female apparel when they reached the West. The Nemati family spent four 
generations building the splendid private collection that is illustrated 
and described here. It's big, it's heavy, it's a book you will never 
regret, unless you pass it up at this price, and I don't say that about 
very many books... well- but this time it's true! Hardcover. 10"x13", 335 
pages, loaded with color illustrations, dj. New.

     Published at $125.00
     Publisher's overstock
     available for a limited time for- $65.00

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Spring has finally sprung at Foggygates, with the azaleas that ring the 
deck giving way to lilacs and finally the rhododendrons, which are here, 
there, and everywhere. I bought hardwood charcoal for the grill last week, 
which is probably why we've now had a solid week of rain, but the writing 
is on the wall- the outdoor festivities can begin, if not sooner, then not 
all that much later.

If you drop by Foggygates this summer you will likely find us sitting out 
on our wide front porch, behind the rhododendrons, sipping lemonade and 
listening to the Red Sox game. We're a few moments down the road from 
Historic Deerfield, two miles from Interstate 91, and reasonably close to 
Amherst, Tanglewood, and other points of Western Massachusetts interest. 
Until next time, enjoy our NEW catalog-

and enjoy the Spring!

     -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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