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Jewelry Making by the Lost Wax Process

by Pack, Greta

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NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold Col, cr 1975. Revised edition The author describes the modern, up to date method of casting jewelry by centrifugal force in a mold of dental investment formed from a wax pattern. The first chapter covers tools and working materials, waxes, preparation for casting, casting. Following sections are Projects (rings, brooches, pendants, bola tie slides, earrings), Decorative Processes, and Working and Finishing Processes.Greta Packs work is now in the permanent collection of The Detroit Art Institute. F/NF(pc). Hardcover.
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Masterworks of Chinese Porcelain in the National Palace Museum

by National Palace Museum

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Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China: The National Palace Museum, Printed in Japan, 1974, 1974 Orange cloth with gilt, orange eps, 110 pp, 50 beautiful color reproductions, notes in Chinese and English. Former owner name on fep. else Fine. Hardcover. Fine.
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Blue Mystery. The Story of the Hope Diamond
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Blue Mystery. The Story of the Hope Diamond

by Patch, Susanne Steinem

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ISBN 13
9780874741650
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0874741653
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Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington, D.C., 1976 Blue Mystery. The Story of the Hope Diamond. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1976. First Edition. Hard Cover,Dust Jacket, 8 3/4 x 10 1/4, white cloth covers, blue letters, color frontis of the Hope Diamond, 64 pp, illust b/w and color, notes, chronology, Hope Diamond data, bibliography (10 entries). (Sinkankas 5003). Legends surrounding the Hope Diamond inspired author Susanne Patch to research the origin of this fascinating gem and its history from the early 1800's to its current position in the Hall of Gems in the Smithsonian Institution. She Explores the lives of its various owners and evaluates the legends and their association with the Hope Diamond and their accuracy. "Attractively-produced definitive history of the blue Hope Diamond." - Sinkankas 5003. F/VG. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.
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The Great K & A Train Robbery

by Ford Paul Leicester

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NY: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1897, 1897 Decorated HC,blue cl, gilt lettering, pictorial red and black train engines, title page in red and black, viii, 200 pp, frontis with tissue, deckled edges, top edge gilt. First state of first edition, with "Train" omitted from the title on the title page. Owner name stamp on front pastedown, else a lovely copy and Near Fine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.
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Diamond and Gem Stone Production

by Grodzinski Paul

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London: N.A.G. Press Ltd (Reprinted by permission, Henry Paulson & Co. Chicago,Ill), 1943 HC, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 256pp + 7pp ads, illust b/w, bibliog, appendices (3), index, list of errata.(Sinkankas 2536). The publisher notes that in the late 17th century, Englishmen were said to be the first diamond cutters in the world, and the present work is published at a time when efforts were being made to revive the British industry of diamond and gem stone cutting. By presenting a more systematic and scientific treatment of the art of cutting and polishing hard materials, the author hopes to show methods and ideas to help the experts in their daily work, and avoid costly experiments. There are 183 illustrations and 32 tables included. Discreet owner stamp bep, dull letters to spine. NF. Hardcover. Fine.
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Gems, Minerals, Crystals and Ores. The Collector's Encyclopedia.

by Pearl, Richard M.

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NY: The Odyssey Press, 1964, 1964 (Sinkankas 5041) 320 pp, illus color (64 pp), and b/w, index. Authoritative general survey for the mineral collector and gem cutter with guidance and advice to both, amplified by glossaries of mineral terms, crystls, plus chapters on mineral identification and origin of mineral names, rocks and meteorites, geology and mining included. F/VG. F. Hardcover.
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Paul Storr. The Last of the Goldsmiths

by Penzer, N.M.

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Boston Book and Art Shop, 1954 Hardcover,dust jacket, 4to, gilt letters at sp, 292 pp, frontis portrait, 81 b/w plates, appendix, index.Foreward by Charles Oman. (Franklin 5186).American First Edition. The first book about Paul Storr, the pre-eminent goldsmith of the Regency Period, encompasses everything known about his antecedents and working life, and includes 2 tables of pedigree(family tree).His works were commissioned by royal and noble patrons. Illustrations of registered marks are included and there is a list of examples of Storr's works that were sold by Christie, Manson & Woods noting the date of each sale. Much material on his work, family history, business career and the firms he worked for. A Fine copy of the American 1st edition with British publisher Batsford imprint to the spine & dust jacket, and Boston Book and Art Shop on titlepage. DJ is price clipped and is worn and torn, with pieces torn from head of spine and corners. Book is Fine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust… Read more
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Australian Gemstones in Colour

by Perry, N & R

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A.H & A.W. Reed, 1968 Hardcover, dust jacket, square 7"x7", 112pp, frontis map of localities of Australian gemstones, illustrated colour (83) and black/white, glossary, index. Designed for gemhunters and rockhounds with full colour plates, finding localities, tests for identification of gemstones and table of characteristics. Fine/Fine. Hardcover. Fine.
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Australian Opals in Colour

by Perry, N & R

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Charles E Tuttle Co, 1969 Hardcover, dust jacket, square 7"x7", colour frontis, 112pp, illustrated 86 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations,map, glossary,index. Describes types of opal mining, famous opal centers like Lightning Ridge, Coober Pedy,Andamooska, Queensland, lives of the miners, buying and selling opal, how opal is cut and worked, its nature and origin. Fine book in edge chipped dustjacket.. Hardcover. Fine/Good.
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Five Centuries of Jewelry in the West

by Lanllier Jean & Marie-Anne Pini

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NY: Leon Amiel, 1983 NY: Leon Amiel, 1983. HC, 10 x 11, DJ, 327pp, 304 illust with 59 full color, bibliog, index. (Sinkankas 3777;Arntzen P588 cites 1971 French edition). Relates the history of jewelry from the Renaissance to the 20th century, beginning with an overview of the science of jewelry and a summary of information about diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, pearls and enamels. There are chapters on the Renaissance, Classical, 19th, 20th centuries and a final chapter on jewelry by artists (Braque, Dali and others). A sumptuous work, richly illustrated. F/NF (inside flap of DJ rubbed). Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
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Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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9780345377449
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0345377443
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U.S.A.: Ballantine Books, 1992 Hardcover, dust jacket, 6 1/4x9 1/2, xiii, 520pp,acknowledgements, notes, bibliography, index. Fine copy in fine unclipped dust jacket.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Turquois: Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences: A Study of its History, Mierology, Geology, Ethnology, Archeology, Folklore & Technology.

by Joseph E. Pogue

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9780873800567
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0873800567
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Rio Grande Press, Glorietta, New Mexico, 1974 Hardcover,4to,49 + 162pp, illustrated 22 b/w plates + 16 additional color plates added to the original 2 color plates, extensive bibliography 6th printing,Reprint of the original 1915 unparalleld work, unequaled in scope and completeness. Everything you want to know about turquois. Fine copy.
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Ticket to Ride

by Potter, Dennis

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780571129843
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0571129846
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Faber and Faber Boston & London, 1987 Hardcover, DJ, 7 1/2 x 8 1/2, 202pages. First U.S.edition. Author's second novel, first to be published in the U.S., unforgettable psychological thriller. Fine book in DJ with a 3/4" straight tear, else bright, clean, price unclipped, Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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Mirror of the Century. The Strand Magazine 1891-1950

by Pound, Reginald

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South Brunswick, New York: A.A.Barnes and Co., 1966 HC, DJ, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, illust eps, 17 b/w illustrations, 200pp, index. The Strand was one of Great Britain's leading magazines and was one of the first magazines to feature photography. Many of the great writers of the time, A.Conan Doyle, Winston Churchill, H.G.Wells, Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling and many others published in the Strand, some for the first time. Their human qualities and personalities are displayed with anecdotes and photographs as shown by Pound and provide a lively, entertaining look at a past era. Fine copy in fine dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Diamonds. A Century of Spectacular Jewels
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Diamonds. A Century of Spectacular Jewels

by Proddow, Penny and Marion Fasel

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780810932296
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0810932296
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NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1996, 1996 Harry N. Abrams, NY, 1996. HC, DJ, 11 1/2 x 9 1/4, blk cl, silver letters, 191pp, appendix, bibliog, index, 173 illustrations with 96 plates in full color, photographs by David Behl. The auction of the French crown jewels in 1889, the lst royal collection so offered, precipitated this century's fascination with diamonds. The tale of this auction leads off a dazzling selection tracing the evolution of jewelry from the Art Nouveau period through Art Deco, Pop, and.Fantasy, illustrating the effect of fashion's trend setters on the changes in public tastes, showing innovations of designers, introducing new cuts, and the trend toward colored diamonds. About 10 pages of short bios and photos of major jewelers & designers are included. Wonderful photos throughout. F/F. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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