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The Joslin Hall Rare Books Newsletter
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September 18th, 2004

Fall seems to be in the air as pumpkins and gourds appear at the farmer's market and it's even money whether we'll need to turn the air conditioner on again this side of next Memorial Day.  The Book Elves are planning their decorations for the big Harvest Dance and getting ready to hunker down and watch their Beloved Boston Red Sox take on the Yankees in three games this weekend and three games next weekend that could decide which team takes the Pennant in the American Leage East this year.  So there will be popcorn and Snickers bars flying around the Cataloging Cave all weekend...

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Our current
printed specialty catalog-

Books on

-Part One (a-k)

101 books and catalogs on antique silver. Send us your mailing address if you would like a free copy.

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Books on

Two (l-z) 
Send us your mailing address if you would like a free copy.


Our Newest Catalog-

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A Grave Affair

A selection of books and related materials illustrating how Society and individuals have dealt with and memorialized Mortality and Death through the Ages. This new list is available now. Send us your mailing address if you would like a free copy.

This new catalog features 90 books and other items, including-

* An archive of 171 original photographs of gravestones, most of them
18th and 19th century stones, identified by cemetery.

* An 1881 Memorial for the late American President James Garfield,
published by the American community in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

* An 1839 Guidebook to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.,
America's first garden cemetery.

* An engaging modern mystery called "The Escher Twist",
which features Mount Auburn Cemetery.

* An unusual and scarce 1900 undertaker's memoir.

* The story of Napoleon's death mask, a 1915 study limited to 500 copies.

* A number of 18th and early 19th century books on epitaphs and epitaph-writing.

Visit A Grave Affair

A New Newsletter-

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Are you pining away for more news & information about gravestones, cemeteries & mourning?

Now you can get "Grave Matters", the email newsletter of A GRAVE AFFAIR delivered to your email inbox! 

More information


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"The Graveyard"...

In keeping with our "Grave Affair" theme, we've just added a new photo to our "Picture Album" page, showing a young man of Poe-ish appearance seated beside a Victorian gravestone...

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It's the end of Summertime, and that means we're awash in zucchinis. The first secret of zucchinis is don't let them get so large that you might as well hollow them out and use them as canoes. Some friends brought some over last year that were so big they had to mount them on a trailer behind their car and tie a little red flag to the end. But if you can avoid this problem, there are lots of great recipes that use them. I just wish I knew some. My own favorite is to cut them into chunks and simmer them for a few hours with tomatoes and yellow onions, seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, basil, thyme and oregano. But we need some more recipes. So if you have a good (or even better, really interesting) zucchini recipe, let us know via email, and we'll share some of them here in a week or two.  


That's going to do it for today.  Next week we will have information about our latest "Just Catalogued" list, some free books, zucchini recipes, and much more! 



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