[JHRB News] Our New November Catalog -Books on Arts, Antiques, Trades
Joslin Hall Rare Books
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Tue Oct 28 09:36:51 EDT 2008
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The Book Elves had two new interests this summer- watching the colorful
hot-air balloons that drift lazily across the sky above the Cataloging
Cave in the afternoons and evenings, and growing pumpkins.
Now, either of those interests would be innocent enough, but both
combined, in the hands of the Book Elves, was bound to result in utter
chaos and massive property destruction.
It all started one golden afternoon this fall, as they sat and
contemplated a dozen pumpkins the size of small Volkswagens, and watched a
balloon drift by overhead, and suddenly the idea of pumpkin balloons came
Still, all might have gone well, or at least not gone badly, because even
when hollowed out your average pumpkin, even one large enough to double as
Snow Whites carriage, will not fly. There are certain things that will
fly on hot air- silk balloons & politicians, for instance. But pumpkins,
not so much.
Still, all might have gone well, or at least not gone badly, (isnt it
frightening how often that phrase recurs when discussing the Book Elves?)
had the Book Elves not made the mistake of confusing helium with hydrogen,
and not misunderstood that those gas-powered hot-air blowers are not
necessary if youre not using hot air...
The Daily Hampshire Gazettes 24-point headline- Holy Blazing Pumpkins in
the Sky, Batman!! perhaps best captures the ensuing conflagration, and is
certainly much more sympathetic than the 6-page State Police report, or
the rather frosty letter we received from the National Guard.
And the FBI van remains parked outside the Cataloging Cave.
But before they immolated enough pumpkin flesh to bake pies for the entire
state of New Hampshire, the Book Elves finished our latest catalog-
RECENT ACQUISITIONS for NOVEMBER, 2008
-which features a new selection of books about decorative arts, fine arts
and design. The catalog is available on our website-
or you can request a free printed copy.
JOSLIN HALL RARE BOOKS, ABAA
Fine books of the 16th-20th centuries
on the decorative and fine arts & design
Post Office Box 239
Northampton, Massachusetts 01061 USA
telephone (413) 247-5080
Our Latest Catalogs-
NOVEMBER, 2008 -Recent Acquisitions
FOLK ARTS & AMERICANA
BOOKS ON GLASS
BOOKS ON CERAMICS
BOOKS ON FURNITURE
BOOKS ON SILVER
FIRE AND ICE
-lighting, fireplaces & ice
A GRAVE AFFAIR
-gravestones, epitaphs & mourning
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