[JHRB News] New February Decorative & Fine Arts Catalog Available
Joslin Hall Rare Books, ABAA
office at joslinhall.com
Tue Feb 6 08:23:20 EST 2007
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February 6th, 2007.
It was an odd January here at Foggygates- lots of cold, but no snow. That,
however, was not going to stop the Book Elves from enjoying themselves, so
after a hard day in the Cataloging Cave they planned to hit the "slopes"
in the neighbor's field, making snow with the help of two garden hoses,
300 feet of heavy duty extension cord and a dozen old industrial fans they
picked up cheap at a local farm auction.
I'm not sure how the ski areas make snow, but I'm betting it's not like that.
However, after blowing every fuse in the house out twice, the Book Elves
got everything set, started the fans, turned on the hoses, and then left
for Mama Maria's bar & grill just down the street for a quick dinner and a
few beers before some late-night sledding.
If only they'd remembered to anchor the bases of the fans... But before
they encased the neighbor's house in 3 inches of solid ice, the Book Elves
finished our new catalog-
"RECENT ACQUISITIONS, BOOKS ON ANTIQUES & THE ARTS for FEBRUARY, 2007", is
now available in printed format, or viewable on our website-
It features 231 books and catalogs on furniture, silver, ceramics, glass,
textiles, art, architecture and related fields, with highlights including-
-A rare 1840s Italian woodwork design book.
-A nice 1905 auction catalog of Japanese arms & armor, featuring items
collected by noted dealer Bunkio Matsuki.
-An unusual 1873 book on soluble glass.
-An uncommon 1881 exhibition catalog of modern tapestries.
-The scarce original 1908 edition of Henry Mercer's guide to the tiles of
the Pennsylvania state capitol.
-A rare 1824 biography of Jacques Louis David.
-A copy of Ure's important 1821 Dictionary of Chemistry with the 1850
ownership inscription of an American dyer.
- and much, much more!
It is also available as a printed catalog.
If you would like a printed copy,
please send us your mailing address.
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