[JHRB News] New 19th Century Business Cards Catalog & Book Elf Adventures

Joslin Hall Rare Books office at joslinhall.com
Tue Apr 25 07:14:43 EDT 2017

The Book Elves have always fancied themselves entrepreneurs, and having 
plenty of time to sit around the Cataloging Cave watching 
late-late-night tv infomercials, they have quite the track record of 
heartbreaking near-misses. Suzanne Sommers’ lawsuit ended the brief 
success of their ThighBlaster; Gonzo Knives would probably have sold 
well if they had not been so sharp they cut through their own packaging; 
and a few minor tweaks might have avoided the unfortunate malfunctions 
of their ‘Clap On, Clap Off’ Toilet Flusher.

So after they discovered, too late, that Dan Akroyd’s ‘Bassomatic’ was 
actually a parody, the Book Elves finished our latest catalog-

“The Card Catalog: 19th Century (Mostly European) Business Cards”

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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