[JHRB News] Book Elves & Recent Acquisitions for December

Joslin Hall Rare Books office at joslinhall.com
Tue Nov 29 07:29:56 EST 2016

The Book Elves love shopping, but they hate waiting in line, so Black 
Friday has become been a bit of a problem for them as the lines start 
earlier and earlier and grow longer and longer. But where others see 
“problems” the Book Elves see fresh opportunities for mayhem, or, as 
they insist on putting it, “problem solving”. This year’s “problem” was 
to get through the department store doors before anyone else at the 
stroke of midnight, without waiting in line; the “solution” found the 
Book Elves boarding a chartered DC-3 in full paratrooper gear on 
Thanksgiving night. A quick flight over the local mall, and a perfectly 
executed “stick drop” found the Book Elves on the roof of Macy’s, from 
which they rappelled down the sides of the building and swung in through 
the entrance, closely mimicking a scene from one of the Die Hard movies.

It all would have worked perfectly, if only Macy’s had been open at the 

But before the Book Elves finished cleaning up the broken glass and 
started scrambling for alibis proving that they’d been absolutely 
elsewhere that night, they finished our latest catalog-

Recent Acquisitions for December, 2016

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


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

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