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Sir James M. Barrie a Bibliography with full collations of the American unauthorized editions.

by Cutler B.D.

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New York: Greenberg, 1931 NY: Greenberg 1931. First edition. 1,000 copies issued. Slip case with label to spine, HC, label to spine, 5 1/4 x 7 1/4, frontispiece in red and black, 242pp, b/w illustrations of title pages, uncut, unopened. Book is Fine, in a worn slipcase with a 2 inch slit at the bottom.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.
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A New Touchstone for Gold and Silver Wares

by Badcock, William

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780716500568
ISBN 10
0716500566
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NY: Praeger (1970) photographed facsimile of 2nd ed, 1679., 1970 The first section by 17th century goldsmith William Badcock informs dealers how to ascertain the quality of the metals in their wares to protect the purchaser from fraud. included are early statutes controlling and regulating the manufacture and sale of gold and silver wares, legal redresses it the wares were deficient, description of the touch-stone method of testing these wares and more. This followed in the 2nd section by an appendix by John Reynolds, an assayer of the mint in the Tower of London, comprised of tables showing how gold and silver could be brought up to the standard of purity by adding or subtracting alloy. Frontis, 218 pp + 151 pp. F/VG (edge chips). Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.
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Britten's Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers

by Baillie, G.H., Clutton, Ilbert

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5th or later Edition
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New York: Bonanza Books, 1956 HC, 7th edition published 1956, DJ, 8 3/4 x 11, xx, 518pp,illustrated 183 b/w plates, 40 figs, appendices: Glossary, Hallmarks, Bibliography, List of Former Clocks and Watch Makers, Index.(Arntzen & Rainwater P234). The standard work on horological history. Twenty years after the 6th edition (1932), the need for a completely rearranged and revised edition resulted in this 7th edition, a work to be understood by the average collector and to present the horological picture as a whole, with it's highly specialized parts put in perspective. Historical and descriptive account of the different styles of clocks and watches in England and abroad with a list of nearly 14,000 makers.This book is heavy and requires extra postage. F/F. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Jewelry of the Stars: Creations from Joseff of Hollywood
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Jewelry of the Stars: Creations from Joseff of Hollywood

by Ball, Joanne Dubbs

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ISBN 13
9780887402944
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0887402941
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Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Schiffer Pub Ltd, 1991 HC, DJ, 8 x 11 1/4, dec cvrs. marbled eps, 192pp, illust profusely color & b/w, notes, bibliog, index, price guide laid in. Film stars of Hollywood's golden years of the 1930's & 40's were sumptuously adorned with the stunning jewels designed by Joseff of Hollywood. He achieved authenticity through careful research referring to his rare book collection for text, design and illustrations to reproduce jewels of historical accuracy for the many period and historical films produced. He also produced the jewels for retail sales to the public, and today's collectors eagerly seek them. The price guide lists the pages of illustrations as well as their values. This book is a treasure for film buffs as well as jewelry designers, appraisers, historians and lovers of jewelry. F/F Bookseller's #585. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Precious Stones and Pearls

by Bank, Dr. Hermann

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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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Edelsteine. Precious Stones. Classification and Descriptions with 32 Coloured Plates.

by Bank, Dr. Hermann

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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 noted by Sinkankas 350. There is a tiny (1/16th inch) tear to bottom edge of frnt cvr and there is the former owner's embossed mark on title page. VG. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
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World Treasury of Minerals in Color

by Bariand, Pierre

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NY: Galahead Books, 1976 NY: Galahad Books, 1976. DJ, 128 pp, illust color every page, about 110 color photos of minerals. In his preface, the author who was Curator of Minerals at the Sorbonne in Paris touches on the geology and crystallography of minerals, and outlines Rene Hauy's seven crystal systmes, still in use today. These splendidly crystallized minerals illustrated and described in full color are mostly from the museum of The University of Paris.Fine book in minimally edge chipped, near fine dust jacket.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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George Wickes. Royal Goldsmith 1698-1761
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George Wickes. Royal Goldsmith 1698-1761

by Barr, Elaine

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780847803262
ISBN 10
0847803260
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Rizzoli in Association with Christie's, New York, 1980 Hardcover, dust jacket decorated endpapers, XIII, 210pp, frontis portrait of Wickes, illust b/w throughout, chronology, family trees, appendices, bibliog, index. Introduction by Arthur Grimwade. George Wickes' firm founded in the 16th century became Garrard & Go. in the 19th, the firm that still holds the Royal Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen. The 1952 discovery of the ledgers and account books of Wickes' firm gives a detailed picture of Wicke's craft and busines, and identifies surviving pieces of the magnificent silver he created, as well as provides a wealth of material about the goldsmith's business of the time and illuminates the lives of 18th century London goldsmiths. Notes follow every chapter. Fine book in Fine unclipped dust jacket.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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George Wickes, Royal Goldsmith 1698-1791
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George Wickes, Royal Goldsmith 1698-1791

by Barr, Elaine

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Hardcover
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9780847803262
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0847803260
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NY: Rizzoli in Association with Christie's (cr 1980), 1980 NY: Rizzoli in assoc with Christie's, cr 1980. DJ, illust eps, xiii,210 pp, 127 monochrome illust, appendix, chronology, family trees, bibliog, index. George Wickes' firm founded in the 16th century became Garrard & Co. in the 19th, the firm that still holds the Royal Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen. The 1952 discovery of the ledgers and account books of Wickes' firm provided a wealth of material about the goldsmith's business of the firms and illuminated the lives of 18th century London goldsmiths. Notes that follow every chapter enlarge and enhance the material. F/F. Hardcover.
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Auld Licht Idylls

by Barrie, J.M.

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NY: Cassell Pub Co Cassell Pub Co, NY, n.d. HC, 5x7 1/2, 250pp. Dark blue bevelled boards, single gilt ruled border to sp with gilt lettering, t.e.g., frnt cvr has single gilt ruled triangle with gilt letters, dark brown eps. A Reprint of the original published in 1888, our copy shows no date. Barrie first gained fame with this work,of sketches of Scottish life, and was praised for its originality by the critics. Discrete bookseller's label to lower fep. A near fine copy. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.
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European Enamels

by Barsali, Isa Belli

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London: Paul Hamlyn, 1969 158 pp, illust 71 plates full color. The art of enameling from the 6th to the 18th century. F/VG. Hardcover.
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Among the Gently Mad: Perspectives and Strategies for the Book-Hunter in the Twenty-First Century
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Among the Gently Mad: Perspectives and Strategies for the Book-Hunter in the Twenty-First Century

by Basbanes, Nicholas

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780805051599
ISBN 10
0805051597
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Co, 2002 Hardcover, dust jacket, 2nd printing, xi, 250pp,appendix with some thoughts on value, selected bibliography, index.Inscribed and signed by the author, dated May 15,2009. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by Author(s). Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for Books
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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for Books

by Basbanes, Nicholas A.

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1st Edition
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Paperback
ISBN 13
9780805061765
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0805061762
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Owl Books, 1999 Soft cover, first printing, xxix, 638pp, list of illustration, epilogue, notes, bibliography, index.Inscribed and signed by the author, dated May 15, 2009. Fine/Fine. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine.
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Fabulous Costume Jewelry: History of Fantasy and Fashion in Jewels
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Fabulous Costume Jewelry: History of Fantasy and Fashion in Jewels

by Becker, Vivienne

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780887405310
ISBN 10
0887405312
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Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub Ltd, 1993 Hardcover, dust jacket, 8 1/2 x 11,marbled end papers, 232pp, illustrated color and black/white throughout, bibliography, photo credits, index. Includes Price Guide, laid in. Covers 18th century, Neo-Classic to Romantic, Edwardian, Art Deco, Cocktail (Retro Modern), Glam Rock the 1960s onward. Important general reference to costume jewelry of the 19th and 20th century. Price written in ink corner of title page,else would be fine; dust jacket has a 2: straight tear bottom of spine, else is bright, crisp. Near fine book in near fine dust jacket.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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English Enamel Boxes. From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries
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English Enamel Boxes. From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

by Benjamin, Susan

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780856130380
ISBN 10
0856130389
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NY: Viking Press, 1978, 1978 128 pp, color frontis, lavishly illust mostly color, notes, glossary bibliography, index. Author discusses how pieces can be dated and identified, though attribution is difficult for lack of identifying marks.There is a chapter on Fakes, Forgeries and Replicas as well as one on Collecting. A bit of fade to lower covers, else a VG copy in VG DJ that is chipped at sp, and pc, else bright and crisp.. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.
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Understanding Jewellery
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Understanding Jewellery

by Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9781851492053
ISBN 10
1851492054
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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 of jewellery illustrated. Explains why values vary and the individual points for each category. An important section is devoted to the identification of major gemstones and testing methods for quality and detection of fakes. The book is organized by time periods starting with the late 18th century to 1820 and concludes with one from 1960-1980. The colour illustrations are gorgeous. An authoritative comprehensive fully updated work written by Sotheby's foremost jewellery experts. Dust Jacket is bright and crisp with minor chips to head of spine. Fine book in Very Good dust… Read more
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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself.

by Cellini Benvenuto

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Used - Fine
Edition
Illustrated Edition
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Hardcover
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The Heritage Press, New York Translated and edited by John Addington Symonds with an Introduction by Thomas Craven and Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Published by The Heritage Press, New York, n.d., from the Edition printed at the Officina Bodoni in Verona for the Members of The Limited Editions Club. Hardcover, 8"x11 1/2", decorated covers, gilt framed navy blue label with gilt letters to spine, 301pp, illustrated b/w, Translator's Notes, Index. The First Book and The Second Book in one volume complete. Reprint of the 1937 edition. Fine copy.. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Fine.
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Magic Symbols of the World

by Binder, Pearl

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Hardcover
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London, NY, Sydney, Toronto: Hamlyn, 1972, reprinted 1973., 1973 Hamlyn, 1972. DJ, 127pp, 38 full colour illust, 123 b/w illust, 35 line drawings, index. An account of magic symbols of ordinary people whose fundamental concerns throughout history have been with the forces of nature and how to guard themselves against the dangers of tomorrow. How people turn to magic for comfort, security and protection, the use of gods as symbols, magic protection of body and dwelling (where the use of jewellery as magic protection is shown), magic protection of family and livelihood, and death and after-life customs comprise the body of material. A most interesting and colorful book. F/VG (price clipped). Hardcover.
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The History of Silver
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The History of Silver

by BLAIR, CLAUDE, editor

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1st Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780345345769
ISBN 10
0345345762
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New York.: Ballantine Books, 1987 Hardcover, dust jacket, 9"x11 3/4", 256pp, illustrated 300 photographs with 100 in full color, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Written by world class experts,this book tells of the evolution of silver, tracing its changes, and religious, social and cultural influences that influenced them. Individual artists and workshops are documented Appendices on assaying, metals, hallmarking, and manufacturing techniques, and the numerous photographs make this a most comprehensive and important book on the subject. But for a 2" scrath, the dust jacket is unclipped and near fine on a fine book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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The book of gold
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The book of gold

by Blakemore, Kenneth

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
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Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780812814132
ISBN 10
0812814134
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U.S.A.: Stein and Day, 1971 Hardcover, top edge red, dust jacket, 224pp, illustrated color and black/white, glossary, bibliography. (Franklin 4819). One of the world authorities on modern jewelry discusses the world search for gold, goldsmiths of the ancient world, gold work of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, golden regalia of Europe, gold coins, the refining of gold and its hallmarks with more than two pages showing illustrations of the most interesting marks discussed. Writing by former owner on front endpage. Else a near fine book with sturdy black covers and gold letters to spine, in a fine, unclipped dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.
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