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Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers: A History of More Than 1400 Manufacturers.

by Dorothy T. Rainwater

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New York, NY Crown Publishers, 1975. Hardcover Second Edition. Very Good in Good DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: moderate wear to the extremities; slight spine lean; a bit of faint foxing at the top edge. The binding remains quite secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows fairly heavy wear; some loss to chipping and rubbing at extremities; fairly heavy soiling; the price has been clipped. Overall, remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only moderate wear in a well-worn DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 222pp. Over 2200 Marks Illustrated. Decorated End Papers. Second Edition. First published in 1966. Hardback with DJ. With more than 2300 marks illustrated and brief histories and cross-references of more than 1600 manufacturers, this is the most comprehensive reference source on the subject. To compile the information presented here, the authors devoted much time researching numerous sources. These include various editions of Trademarks of the Jewelry & Kindred Trades, U.S. Patent Office records, silver and jewelry catalogs of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, records of companies still in business, and pieces examined in antiques shops all over the country.


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