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Renaissance Jewels and Jeweled Objects, from the Melvin Gutman Collection

by Lesley, Parker

Condition: Very Good/Good - Very Good


Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1968. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good - Very Good. 4to. 194 (2) pp, preface by Charles Parkhurst, acknowledgments, Introduction by Parker Lesley, Catalogue (with notes on its use) by Parker Lesley: Crosses; Pendants with the Virgin Mary; Other Religious Pendants; Mythological Pendants; Pendants with Mythological Creatures; Pendants with Human Figures and Portraits; Penants with Ships; Necklaces and Bracelets; Crown; Lockets; Pharmacies and Pomanders; bibliography with color and b&w plates and illustrations. First Edition, 1968. "Every effort was made to produce over 200 precise and detailed photographic illustrations for this catalogue, not only of each piece from every important angle, but also with innumerable close-up macro-photographs of the fine detail, excitingly polished workmanship and structure. Several of the finest pieces are illustred in full color." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Very small chip with crackling to top edge spine corner near front panel dj, and some attitional minor wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with small gilt design on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.


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