[JHRB News] Our New Fall Catalog -Books on Antiques & Art

Joslin Hall Rare Books office at joslinhall.com
Tue Nov 17 12:41:51 EST 2009


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Getting rid of fall leaves is always a bit of an issue for the book elves
as October gives way to November around the Cataloging Cave. It's one
thing to wait until every leaf is off every tree, and quite another to
wait and see if they all blow away in a freak New England November
hurricane. When that didn't happen (again) this year, the Book Elves
decided to try some more imaginative methods of leaf disposal.

The series of advertisements they posted in the local newspapers extolling
their "Organic Free Range Limited Edition Collector's Leaves for Mulching"
didn't draw any responses, so they decided to burn them, which is
technically feasible but also technically illegal. "No problem", they
decided, "we'll just burn them really quickly, so they're done before the
Police or Fire Dept. shows up" (at last that's what they told the FBI
later).

So the book elves raked all the leaves together into a pile the size of a
dumptruck and, in the company of a half-dozen curious graduate chemistry
students from UMass., stationed themselves at a small distance from the
mountain of leaves, with a barrel of liquid oxygen the students had
"borrowed", and a match on the end of a really, really, really long
pole...

But before they set off an explosion which vaporized the leaves, a beech
tree, two wheelbarrows and a lawn gnome, and was clearly visible to the
astronauts on the Space Shuttle, they finished work on our latest catalog-

"RECENT ACQUISITIONS for FALL, 2009" features 120 books and catalogs on
all aspects of arts and antiques, and you can browse it on our website -

<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_326.htm>

We also have printed copies available.
Please send us your address if you would like a free copy.


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JOSLIN HALL RARE BOOKS,



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Fine books of the 16th-20th centuries
on the decorative and fine arts & design

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Our Latest Catalogs-

FALL, 2009 -Recent Acquisitions
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_326.htm>

FOLK ARTS & AMERICANA
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_302.htm>

BOOKS ON GLASS
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_299.htm>

BOOKS ON CERAMICS
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_319.htm>

BOOKS ON FURNITURE
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_315.htm>

BOOKS ON SILVER
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_320.htm>

FIRE AND ICE
 -lighting, fireplaces & ice
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_282.htm>

A GRAVE AFFAIR
 -gravestones, epitaphs & mourning
<http://www.joslinhall.com/Catalog_288.htm>

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