All right boxing fans, have we got a book for you! It is titled "Antique Boxes –Inside and Out. For Eating, Drinking and Being Merry, Work, Play and the Boudoir" by Genevieve Cummins.
You really have to see this book to believe it. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s packed with fantastic antique boxes- boxes for eating, drinking, “being merry” (oh my), work boxes, alms boxes, boxes for play, hobbies, sewing, gaming, knives, tea, salt, betel boxes, cricket boxes, hat boxes, writing boxes, perfume boxes –if somebody put it in a box, the box is here.
And Cummins is not only concerned with outward appearances- one of the most valuable aspects of this book is that most of the boxes are also shown opened- with their original, or nearly original, contents. “Boxes are beguiling,” the jacket says, “because they can have the double delight of an enticing exterior and the anticipation and satisfaction of a fully fitted interior.” There’s a lot of satisfaction to be had from this book.
Here are the details- Published by Antique Collectors' Club: 2006. Hardcover. 9.5”x12”, 439 pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. $69.50
As usual we will give our Foggygates readers a discount for the next few days -take 20% off onthis wonderful new book today through Sunday. That means your price is $55 plus $5 shipping.