SPEAKING of Books...
The Joslin Hall Rare Books
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March 31st, 2005
It was something like the fourth snowiest Winter on record here in New England, and the snow lingers in the corners and valleys. They were even talking about the possibility of a major snowstorm last week... But today the sun is out, Spring is officially here, the crocuses are up, and the Red Sox are about to come North and play baseball! We have a new specialty catalog out now, and a new Recent Acquisitions list coming out next week. We are always buying books, so if you want to keep up to date on our latest additions, ask to be put onto our monthly "Recent Acquisitions" mailing list. We have also just purchased a rather large collection (60 boxes) of vintage auction catalogs, and are issuing a list featuring these each month.
Stay tuned for even more exciting happenings.
Our new printed "Silver & Silversmiths"
catalog, featuring 252 books
(including some not on our website)
is now available!
Please ask for your free copy.
Made in China -Export Porcelain from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur.
We will be updating our "Just Catalogued"
pages next week; watch here for more information!
Speaking of Collecting...
last years of the 19th century, and the first years of the 20th, a man named Charles T.
Yerkes was busy building a streetcar empire in Chicago. In this endeavor he was fabulously
successful and he became immensely rich, and so he began to indulge his taste in art.
Unfortunately he was not as knowledgeable about art as he was about streetcars. He would
learn as time went on, and become an important and pioneering collector of truly fine
Oriental rugs, but in the meantime he waded into paintings with somewhat predictable
That's going to do it for today, we'll be back next week!
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