[JHRB News] Our New Gravestones, Mourning & Funerals Catalog
Joslin Hall Rare Books, ABAA
office at joslinhall.com
Tue Oct 30 12:18:42 EDT 2007
The Book Elves love Halloween, and always spend a great deal of time
preparing a huge Halloween party. Everyone is still talking about last
years 5000 Pumpkin Bonfire Roast, but under the terms of the
restraining order taken out by the Fire Dept. they wont be repeating that
again anytime soon. This year they decided to stage a haunted house with a
twist- real ghosts. They had this Yuri Geller Ghost Summoner kit they
bought on late-night QVC, and Ill be darned if the silly thing didnt
The upside was that the ghosts were a great hit at the party and scared
the bejeezus out of all the kids, so the Book Elves have lots of candy
left over to eat themselves. The downside was that ghosts turned out to
be, well, lets just say unpredictable. Call me crazy, but I wasnt
aware that ghosts did things like fill your car with lime jello. Were
also still looking for the bathtub, which was last seen galloping down the
street, singing Feelings...
But before they found themselves stripped naked, painted orange and
stranded on the porch roof, the Book Elves finished our latest catalog-
A GRAVE AFFAIR- Old & Interesting Books on gravestones, cemeteries,
epitaphs, mourning customs, funerals & funeral customs is now ready, and
posted on the web.
-an 18th century manuscript collection of epitaphs
-a nice copy of one of the greatest English epitaph books, the 1631
Ancient Funerall Monuments, written by John Weever, connoisseur of
graveyards, tobacco-enthusiast, sycophant, satirist, dwarf, [and] penner
of dirty ditties
-a pair of interesting 1930s Modern style German gravestone trade catalogs.
-an 1851 manual to good taste in cemeteries by a man who hated cherubs.
-an 1820 American manuscript funeral sermon for the ministers wife.
-a fantastic French Victorian design book of memorial and other hairwork.
-The ceremonies at the 1883 dedication of the Robert E. Lee mausoleum at
Washington and Lee University.
And much more!
The catalog may be viewed on our website-
or we have free printed copies available.
If you would like one, please ask.
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JOSLIN HALL RARE BOOKS, ABAA
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