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Silver. Peasures and Treasures

by Came, Richard.

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G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1961 Hardcover, slipcase, illustrated cloth cover, illustrated endpapers, 128pp, illustrated color (32), b/w (92). (Franklin 4825). For lovers of silver, an interesting survey of silver in European countries covering a little over three centuries (1500-1800)of goldsmiths, their guilds, techniques, methods of decoration, methods of marking (hallmarks, date letter system, makers marks, charge and discharge marks), introduction of laws to set standards for gold and silver, implementation of the laws, influence of the Renaissance, French influence, Rococo and the Classical influence, effect of history on silver, wars, trade, social changes. All told in lively style. Fine book in VG slipcase.. Hardcover. Fine.
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Gold and Silver Treasures of Ancient Italy

by Carducci Carlo

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Greenwich CT: New York Graphic Society, 1963, 1963 HC, dj, 9 x 12, xxxiii, 85 pp, abbrev, bibliog, more than 81 plates, color and b/w, index of text & illustrations. Fifteen centuries of ancient Italian jewelry and other artifacts from Etruscan work of the 8th century B.C. to the late barbarian period in the 7th century. This book was issued to complement the official catalogue of the Antique Gold and Silver Exhibition at Turin, Italy, June 1961, and its splendid color and b/w plates show the technical details and composition, helping us to understand the inspired imagination and magnificent craftsmanship of the artists. F/VG. F. Hardcover.
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Gold and Silver Treasures of Ancient Italy

by Carducci Carlo

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Greenwich CT: New York Graphic Society, 1963, 1963 HC, dj, 9 x 12, xxxiii, 85 pp, abbrev, bibliog, more than 81 plates, color and b/w, index of text & illustrations.. F. Hardcover.
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The Complete Handbook for Gemstone Weight Estimation
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The Complete Handbook for Gemstone Weight Estimation

by Carmona, Charles I

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9780966637007
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0966637003
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Los Angeles: Germania Pub, 1998 Foreward by Richard T.Liddicoat of the Gemological Institute of America. Paperback, illustrated wrappers, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, xiv, 434pp, illust b/w figures and tables, glossary. The author, a highly respected jewelry and gemstone appraiser and expert consultant to attorneys, accountants, banks, government agencies and the gem and jewelry trade, published this book to help appraisers, manufacturers and other members of the gem and jewelry industry determine the approximate weight of mounted gemstones. Virtually any stone weight can be estimated using the tables and diagrams according to stone shape and specific gravity of the item. Included is a helpful glossary of gem cuts. Fine. Signed by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine.
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Gorham Silver 1831-1981

by Carpenter, Charles H.

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NY: Dodd Mead, 1982, 1982 xii, 332 pp, illust 8 colorplates and 295 b/w, 40 photos of marks and photos of 313 flatware patterns for identification, Gorham source material, appendices, bibliog, index. The 150 year history of the Gorham Company with principal emphasis on the period 1831-1915. A survey of objects made by the company. Studies the styles and stylistic currents of the time and gives an account of how the objects were made, and the social forces influencing the making and using the wares. An aid for identification with sections on patterns and marks in the appendices. Invaluable to the collector, dealer, curator, auctioneer, appraiser, art historian. This is the original, scarce publication and is signed by the author. NF book in price clipped dj with minor edge tears.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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Narrative of the Coronado Expedition. Relacion de la Jornada de Cibola

by Castaneda de Najera, Pedro de

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The Lakeside Press. R.R.Donnelley & Sons Company, 2002 Hardcover, 4 1/4"x7", rich brown cloth,gold stamped Indianhead printer's mark and letters to covers and spine, top edge gilt, cxv, 421pp, illustrated with 2 page frontispiece by Frederic Remington, 12 colorplates (final one is by N.C.Wyeth), 2 color maps,several black/white illustrations, bilingual text on facing pages, index, list of the 100 Lakewood Classics titles. This Centennial Edition of these publications is celebrated in the Publisher's Preface with some background on what became unintentionally a tradition of a well-designed and expertly manufactured book published every year and given as gifts to customers, employees, and friends. This is the first bilingual book in the series and was chosen as a venture not covered before in the series, into a culture, place and time, the Spanish exploration of the southwest portion of our continent during the mid sixteenth century,and is edited by John Miller Morris, Ph.D.,… Read more
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The Wilderness is a Book.

by Caughey, Laree

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Ward Ritchie Press, 1966 Hardcover, pictorial cloth, dust jacket, 7"x10 1/4", illustrations by Don Percival, 110pp.Book is clean, crisp, near fine, in an unclipped dust jacket with a 2 inch closed tear to the back, quarter inch chip to lower edge front, and shade of fade to spine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Gems and Jewels. Fact and Fable

by Cavey, Christopher

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9781555217457
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Wellfleet Books, 1992 Hardcover, dust jacket, 9 1/4 x 11 3/4, 144pages, 140 color and 35 black/white plates, bibliography, index. A beautifully photographed book on the subjects providing material on the structure and uses of precious stones, and in 27 separate sections, covers the most important mineral and organic gem materials from amber to zircon. Details the origin, scientific classification, chemical compositions, geographic location where found and how it is imitated. Recounts their magical and medicinal properties and the stories that have risen from them and two chapters that include precious metals, gold, silver and platinum, and carved and engraved gems. Written in lively and interesting style. F/F. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Spratling Silver. Centennial Edition
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Spratling Silver. Centennial Edition

by Cederwall, Sandraline and Hal Riney.

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9780811829540
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San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000, 2000 In 1990, a catalogue showing over 50 pieces of Spratlings work was issued. Ten years later, the same authors have issued this stunning centennial edition showing the scope and beauty of his pieces with 23 additional photographs of his work and expanded text, - a tribute to the expert artisan of silver work and fabulous adventurer who died tragically in 1967. The evocative narrative by Barnaby Conrad (written for the original 1990 edition and included here), splendid photographs, new hallmarks section and expanded comments by the authors make this a truly comprehensive volume of Spratlings work, and will be a valuable reference for collectors, appraisers and lovers of beautiful silver objects and jewelry. F/F. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Jewels of Fantasy. Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century

by Cera, Deanna Farneti (editor)

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NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1992 HC, DJ, 10 x 11 3/4, red cloth, gilt letters, 408pp, 633 illustrations including 500 plates in color, glossary, technical guide, bibliog, index, lenders list, production history, lists of manufacturers and identifying marks. This book and corresponding exhibition shows the stylistic development of costume jewelry during the 20th century in Europe and America. Over 600 pieces are illustrated with detailed descriptions and designer marks for each. Selections cover pieces from the U.S., England, France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, and show the finest and most significant examples of 20th century costume jewelry. Essays by leading scholars in jewelry and the decorative arts show how new manufacturing techniques and the development of simulated materials encouraged new ideas in costume jewelry, using such materials as rhinestones, glass, semiprecious stones, French jet, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, horn, celluloid and more. Following each chapter is a short history of… Read more
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The Songlines
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The Songlines

by Bruce Chatwin

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9780670806058
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0670806056
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Viking, 1987 Hardcover, dustjacket, 8vo, 293pp. Third printing of First American Edition. Author's fourth book. Included is a fine copy of the First American edition, Patagonia Revisited, by Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux, illustrated by Kyffin Williams, published Houghton Mifflin, 1986, 62pp, fine dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Jewellery

by Chikayama, Okira

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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, Aquamarine & Other Beryls, Topaz, Spinel, Zircon, Tourmaline, Garnet, Jade, Opal, Peridot, Iolite, Andalusite, Spodumente, Zoisite, Quartz variety, Agate variety, Tiger's eye, Turrquois, Feldspar group, Lapis-lazuli, Sodalite, Hematite, Obsidian, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Fluorite, Malachite, Unakite, Pearl, Coral, Amber & Tortoise-shell, Synthetic Stones, Doublet & Triplet. F/F. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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The Seven Wonders of Southern Africa

by Chilvers, Hedley A.

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Johannesburg, South Africa, Published by the Authority of the Administration of the Southern African Railways and Harbours, 1929., 1929 X111, 386 pp, map eps, 18 color plates by Chas. E. Peers, many b/w photos. (Sinkankas 1285) Several chapters are devoted to alluvial diamond digging, Kimberley's diamond mines, Pretoria and the Premier mine, the Cullinan diamond, the Sabie Diamond Expedition, the gold fields, and information on diamonds scarcely found elsewhere. Spine fade, hinges tender, else VG. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
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Creative Gold and Silversmithing. Jewelry, Decorative Metalcraft

by Choate, Sharr

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9780517543092
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NY: Crown (c1970) 5th printing, July 1973, 1973 298 pp, illust with 19 color plates, 586 b/w photos, figs, drawings, appendix, bibliog, index. A thorough treatment of every phase of jewelry making and decorative metalcraft. Valuable for the beginner and an indispensable reference for the experienced craftsman artist. MF in price clipped VG dj.. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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Creative Casting. Jewelry, Silverware, Sculpture

by Choate, Sharr

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NY: Crown, 1966., 1966 X, 213 pp, appendix, bibliog, index, more than 400 illustrations and 13 colorplates, many drawings & photos by the author. All the major methods of casting metals, including lost wax, replica, hollowcore, sand, cuttle fish bone, and rubber mold used especially in jewelry making are covered. The book is divided into 2 parts: Casting and Finishing. There are numerous illustrations including finished jewelry pieces by such artists as Edna Sayre, Jayne Smith, Helen Pegram, Robert Coleman, Henry Rianda, Anne Donnelly, Ruth Noble, Lou Binkley, and Sharr Choate. Fine in price clipped NF dj.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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The Estelle Doheny Collection. Part III. Printed Books and Manuscripts including Western Americana

by Christie, Manson & Woods, International, Inc.

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1988 HC, 8 1/2 x 12, red cl, gilt letters to cvrs and sp, numerous illustrations color & b/w throughout, Lots 183-1010,over 5pp list of works cited. Includes major collection of 56 lots of Mark Twain. Sale took place in Camarillo, California. A very beautiful catalogue and important, useful reference. Fine copy. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.
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Magnificent Jewels, Property of a Lady Including Jewelry from the Collection of Caroline Ryan Foulke

by Christie's

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New York: Christie's, 1992 Christie's New York, April 14, 1992. Auction Catalogue. Sale No. 7478. 8 1/2 x 11, HC, DJ, black cloth cvrs, gilt letters to frnt and sp, lots 601-633, 16 full page color plates, index of jewelers. Includes full page bio of Caroline Ryan Foulke by noted jewelry historian and author Janet Zapata. F/F. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Echt Oder Synthetisch?

by Chudoba Prof. Dr. & Dr. Gubelin, C.G., F.G.A.

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Stuttgart: Ruhle Diebner-Verlag, 1956 Stuttgart: Ruhle Diebner-Verlag, 1956, HC, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4, color frontis watercolor with tissue guard by Walter Wild, 156pp + ads, illust b/w, tables, bibliog, index. German text. (Sinkankas 1349) Monogram on the distinction between synthetic and natural gemstones. Contains many inclusion photos. Lacks DJ. Book is Fine.. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.
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Southwestern Indian Jewelry
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Southwestern Indian Jewelry

by Cirillo, Dexter

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9781558592827
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1558592822
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Abbeville Pr, 1992 Abbeville Press, 1992. HC, dj, 10 1/2 x 9 1/2, 240pp, 210 illustrations color & b/w, notes, collector's guide and glossary, sources for jewelry, bibliog, index. Covers the rich diversity of jewelry made by the Native Americans of the Southwest, with sections on beads and mosaic jewelry from prehistory to the present, designs in metal covering a history of Southwestern silver jewelry,and a section covering contemporary jewelry in metal and stone. Wonderful photographs. F/F Inventory number 572. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. Also his life written by himself in which is included a continuation of his History of the Grand Rebellion

by Clarendon, Edward, Earl of

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Oxford: At The University Press, 1843 A new edition from the original manuscript with copious indexes. New edition from the original manuscript, with suppressed passages from the original manuscript restored. Interpolations made by the first editor have been rejected. 10"x6 1/2"x2 1/2, half calf leather, marbled boards, 6 spine panels with 5 raised bands, gilt decorations to spine, green leather gilt lettered title, marbled end papers,all foredges marbled, Printed double columns. 1364 pages.The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon has a separate title page dated 1842. Light rub to edges, pages unblemished, no foxing, completely white and clean. Condition is Very Good to Near Fine. Handsome volume.. Hardcover. Very Good.
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