[JHRB News] Our December Books on Decorative & Fine Arts Catalog
Joslin Hall Rare Books, ABAA
office at joslinhall.com
Tue Dec 4 11:55:18 EST 2007
The Book Elves love decorating for Christmas, and they love seeing the
big, 80-foot maples out front strung with brightly colored lights. But
after last year's unfortunate 'incident' with the rented cherry picker and
the power lines, they knew they had to come up with an alternate method of
The Book Elves are nothing if not resourceful (or ever-so-slightly addled)
and so they trundled on down to our local Radio Shack and bought a
radio-controlled airplane and two-dozen boxes of new light strings. It was
a simple enough idea- a radio-controlled airplane flies as high as the
trees and is, by definition, controllable. It is also quite powerful
enough to attach a few strands of Christmas lights to, and so they did,
and away the plane went, round and round the tree.
Personally, I have always found it a pity that some of the Book Elves more
unusual and interesting ideas usually turn out to have completely
unexpected consequences, especially for unsuspecting bystanders...
But before they hog-tied the neighborhood carolers (and their dog) to a
tree with sixteen strands of Merry Christmas Blinking Frosty Lights(tm),
the Book Elves finished our latest catalog-
Catalog #309: RECENT ACQUISITIONS & OTHER INTERESTING BOOKS ON ANTIQUES &
THE ARTS, DECEMBER, 2007, features 217 books and catalogs on antique
furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, textiles, folk art, and many related
-Barber's scarce 1893 catalog of American ceramics
-Several nice early 19th century miniaturist's manuals
-A nice 1873 Elkington Silver & Electroplate catalog
-A very scarce Henry Wood Erving pamphlet
-A superlative copy of French's 1879 'Art and Artists in Connecticut'
-The book issued at the 1925 opening of the American Wing, limited to 500
-A scarce 1884 book on electric lighting in the home
-A copy of Isham's 1928 'Early American Houses', one of 35 copies on rag
-A scarce 1816 pamphlet describing the Piccadilly exhibition of Napoelon's
captured personal carriage and its luxurious contents
-An 1898 monograph on woollen fabrics of the Oudh provice of India
-A unique court exhibition of old British sherry labels, used in the noted
1967 case of Vine Products v. Mackenzie
-An important 1925 pictorial survey of Art Deco in France by Henry Van de
and much more!
The catalog is posted online-
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