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HC, dust jacket, 4to, ix, 198 pages, illust black/white, glossary, bibliography, index. Covers the standards, procedures and ethics of appraising gems, jewelry, and other valuables.Guidance on how to build a clientele, set fees, get publicity, handle insurance replacement claims, research and write reports, test metals, different approaches to valuation, and much more. Fine copy.
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Xavier O Las Isla De Iman

by Bosch Barret, Manuel

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Published
1944
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Very Good++
Edition
First
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214 pages, Spanish language text. The author (lawyer, writer, translater) was president of the Mixed Tribunal of The New Hebrides (nowadays Vanuatu) between 1936-1939. This novel was written during his time in the South Pacific. A Very Good++ copy, clean and tight, in marbled endpapers, beautiful binding, minor foxing.
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Great Expectations

by Dickens, Charles

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Fair
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Chapman & Hall, London The Works of Charles Dickens, Household Edition. Great Expectations with thirty illustrations by F.A.Fraser. Chapman & Hall, London.Disbound, Half title, Title page, Chapt I-XXVI, pp 1-100, twelve illustrations.Some foxing to margins mostly, illustrations are clean and clear. Included are blue/green front and back covers for Part 42, December 1874, and front and back covers for Part… Read more
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Gems and Gemology

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F
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Santa Monica, California: The Gemological Institute of America The journal of The Gemological Institute of America in large format. The set of 4 copies: Spring 1983; Fall 1984;Winter 1986; Fall 1993. Can be purchased as the set or individually. NF. F. Soft cover.
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My Stephen Crane

by Linson, Corwin K

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Published
1958
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Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Syracuse University Press, 1958 Syracuse University Press, 1958. First Edition. HC, DJ, 6 x 9 1/4, frontis portraait of Crane, illust b/w, XIV, 115pp, Index. Reminiscences written of the friendship between the young artist,Linson,whose fame was yet unrecognized and his writer roommate,and their friendship and correspondence during four important years, 1893-1897. Included are Linson's photographs of Crane, most of which… Read more
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The Koh-i-noor Diamond

by Amini Iradj

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Published
2004
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Fine
ISBN
9788174360274
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New Delhi: The Lotus Collection, Roli Books, 2004 Illustrated Soft Cover, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 257pp, bibliography (5pp). Tells the tale of the legendary diamond, its history which dates back to 1304 in India, and then Persia, Afghanistan, England. It was said that its value could feed the entire world for two and a half days. It was ultimately… Read more
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Jewellery

by Chikayama, Okira

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Published
1972
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Fine
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Japan: Gemmological Association of all Japan, 1972 Japan: Gemmological Association of all Japan, 1972. HC, DJ, 6 x 7 1/2, 263pp, 40pp colour illustrations, b/w illust, diagrams, tables, maps. Japanese text. Author's signature to front free endpaper. Separate sections with figures, diagrams, illustrations and text for each of the precious gems: Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire, Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite & Cat's-eye, Emerald,… Read more
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Gems and Minerals of the Bible

by Wright, Ruth V & Robert Chadbourne

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Published
1970
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Fine
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NY: Harper & Row cr 1970, 1970 Describes 62 gems and minerals known in Biblical times, referenced with scriptural references, contrasting modern use to ancient times. Family Bookshelf Edition, lacks frontis color illust of Aaron's Breastplate, otherwise is identical. F/VG (pc). Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

by Quick, Jennifer (editor),and Deborah Olszewski

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Published
2004
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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9781931707633
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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2004 First edition. HC, 8 3/4 x 11, DJ,viii 214pp (1), index, concordance, color frontis, illust 191 plates with 220 objects, mostly color, a few b/w. Essay by Deborah I. Olszewski. From the extraordinary collection of the Museum's various sections, from African to American to Asian, from Babylonian and Near Eastern to… Read more
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Edelsteine. Precious Stones. Classification and Descriptions with 32 Coloured Plates.

by Bank, Dr. Hermann

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Published
1966
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Idare-Oberstein: Verband der Ederstein-und Diamentenindustrie e.v.1966, 1966 Idar-Oberstein: Verband der Edelstein-und Diamentenindustrie e.v., 1966. First Edition. (Sinkankas 350). Text is in German and English. The brief text includes Foreward, Introduction and Definitions, Cutting and Polishing, Classifications and Descriptions of Plates(32 glossy color plates). Numerous examples are shown on each plate. The plates are stunning. Most of them are loosened as… Read more
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Ancient Egypt. Discovering Its Splendors.

by The National Geographic Society

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Washington, D.C.: The National Geographic Society, 1978 A sumptuous volume of the treasures and grandeur of a great civilization and the people who lived it, told by outstanding scholars, and magnificently illustrated. F. Hardcover.
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Diamonds. From Birth to Eternity

by Wilson, A.N.

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Edition
F
ISBN
9780873110105
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Santa Monica, California: Gemological Institute of America (cr 1982) (Sinkankas 7261)Brown cl, gold dec & letters to sp, 30 color illus, numerous b/w illus, tables, maps, index. A compilation of the diamond and its origins from its creation in the Earth's crust to its transport to the surface. Fine. F. Hardcover.
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Histoire du Costume en France. Encyclopedie par l'image

by Andree Blum

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Published
1924
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Very Good
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Hachette, 1924 Stapled 8vo, no covers, 64pp, Bibliography, Introduction,List of contents ( 11 chapters), Conclusion, numerous black and white illustrations every page, French text. Chapters cover the development of French costume from Barbare and Gallo-Romain to the Second Empire.But for minor tears, and wrinkle to last page (p. 64), Very Good condition. Separately,and Included with this book are 4 loose… Read more
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Understanding Jewellery

by Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti

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Published
1996
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Fine
ISBN
9781851492053
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Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K.: Antique Collectors' Club, 1996. Revised & fully updated., 1996 Antique Collectors Club, first published 1989, reprinted 1990, 1991, revised edition 1994, reprinted 1996. HC, DJ, 8 1/2 x 11, 425pp, bibliog, approx auction values, index, lavishly illustrated with 833 color illust. A sumptuous and classic work bringing together the identification, dating and valuation of the beautiful pieces… Read more
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Exploring the West

by Viola Herman

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Published
1987
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F
ISBN
9780895990211
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Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 1987. Trade distrib by Harry Abrams, NY, 1987 9 1/4" x 11 1/4", 256 pp, illus color & b/w, index. Exploration and travel in the American West, lavishly illustrated with photos, paintings, maps, drawings.But for embossed ownership, F/F. F. Hardcover.
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Precious Stones and Pearls

by Bank, Dr. Hermann

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Published
1970
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Fine
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Pinguin Verlag Innsbruck/Tyrol, 1970. 3rd ed, 1970 4 1/4" x 6", illust paper cov boards, 71 pp, color illust & b/w figs, bibliog, index. Presents properties, treatment, cutting and classification. 26 beautiful color photos, 24 b/w figs. Sticker mark on flyleaf, else F. Hardcover. Fine.
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The Diamond World

by Koskoff, David

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Published
1981
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Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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9780060380052
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NY: Harper & Row (cr 1981), 1981 HC, DJ, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2, V111, 356pp, 38 b/w photographs, glossary, index, bibliographical notes. The true behind-the-scenes story of the mysterious circle that trades in the most spectacular gem. Excellent book about the inner workings of the diamond business, beginning with the diamond producers and the diamond monopoly, the cutters, the… Read more
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The Southern Scenic Collection: New Zealand

by Gore, Da'Vella

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Published
1992
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Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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9780908629374
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Craigs, 1992 Hardcover, dust jacket, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2, 64pp, table of contents and Introduction in English and Japanese. Twenty-eight of the artist's paintings, reproductions of her favorite views and commentary of South Island, New Zealand. Signed. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Antiques and Collectibles. A Bibliography of Works in English, 16th Century to 1976

by Franklin, Linda Campbell

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Published
1978
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Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780810810921
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Scarecrow Press Inc, Metuchen,NJ & London, 1978 Thick 8vo, hardcovers, gilt letters to cover and spine, brown cl, xxiii, 1091pp. Includes Bibliography, Subject Index, Author Index. A comprehensive bibliography containing over 10,000 titles arranged by subject matter and alphabetically by author within each subject area. Titles have full bibliographic citations including locations of books in major libraries in the U.S.… Read more
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English Children's Books 1600-1900

by Muir, Percy

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Published
1985
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Fine
ISBN
9780713407198
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London: B.T.Batsford, 1985 (fourth impression), 1985 London, Batsford, 1985, 4th impress.orig pub 1954). 7 1/4 x 10, DJ, 256 pp, illust 100 color & b/w, index. Authoritative history of children's books in Britain with lovely illustrations. A necessary reference work for collectors and librarians, and a source of delight and pleasure for lovers of children's books. F/F(pc). Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket… Read more
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