[JHRB News] Our New DECEMBER Catalog -Books & Ephemera

Joslin Hall Rare Books office at joslinhall.com
Tue Dec 2 11:36:42 EST 2014

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Every Christmas the Book Elves engage in a (not so)friendly rivalry with 
the Ephemera Elves next door. Last year, when the Ephemera Elves party 
featured a live partridge in a real pear tree, the Book Elves kept the 
neighborhood up most of the night to the sound of twelve drummer 
drumming (until the cops showed up). So we knew we were going to see 
something special this year when, the week after Thanksgiving, the 
neighborhood became suspiciously over-populated with stray french hens 
and turtle doves. The Book Elves countered with several flocks of geese, 
genetically engineered to only lay eggs precisely on December 25th, at 
which point a flock of red and green swans with glowing red noses swam 
by. But before the Book Elves blew the entire party budget hiring 
Michael Flately and The Lords of the Dance (who promptly took up with 
the Radio City Music Hall Milking Maids the Ephemera elves had hired, 
throwing the just-arrived Norte Dame Fife Corps into a deep funk), both 
sets of elves finished our latest catalog-

Catalog #353, Books & Ephemera for December, 2014

which may be viewed or downloaded as a .pdf file here-

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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



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