[JHRB News] The Book Elves' New Books on Art Catalog

Joslin Hall Rare Books office at joslinhall.com
Tue Jan 24 08:10:44 EST 2017

The Book Elves, when they are not gainfully and productively employed in 
the Cataloging Cave, indulge in a variety of artistic pursuits. Their 
work has some critics- the Trustees of the Smith College Museum of Art 
used the harsh word “vandalism” when they woke one morning to find their 
handsome building painted bright yellow in celebration of the first day 
of Spring, and the outfitting of the Paul Revere statue in Boston in a 
pink tutu, for no reason whatsoever, was not uncontroversial. This 
Winter the Book Elves have focused on more traditional work, completing 
a series of ice sculptures of the Northampton city councilors on the 
Common for the annual Winter Carnival which were widely commented on for 
their extreme realism… and complete anatomical correctness… and the 
intriguing and surprising things the sculptures were doing to each 

But before they were summoned to City Hall for an emergency closed door 
meeting and dispatched to the common with steam hoses, the Book Elves 
finished our latest catalog-

“Art & Artists”

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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