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Abraham Lincoln. The War Years

by Sandburg, Carl

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NY: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1939 First trade edition. 4 volumes, HC, orig blue cl with gilt lettered spines, illustrated with 426 halftones of photos and 244 facsimiles of letters, documents, cartoons, etc. No dj. Vol I: xxxi, 660pp; Vol II: xii, 655pp; Vol III: xiii, 673 pp; Vol IV: xii, 515 pp, index. Classic work, Near Fine condition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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The Book of Coffee & Tea. A Guide to the Appreciation of Fine Coffees, Teas, and Herbal Beverages.

by Schapira, Joel, David & Karl

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NY: St Martin's Press, 1975 NY, 1975. Illustrated by Meri Shardin. Soft Cover, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4, 322pp, b/w illustrations throughout, shopping guide, suggestions for further reading, index. Presentation copy, signed by author David Schapira. Covers everything you want to know about how and where coffee and tea is grown, processed, varieties, how to brew, recipes. Herbal beverages covers their history, cultivation, and uses and a catalogue of herbal teas. Covers are ragged, especially around the edges; internally the book is fine.. Signed by Author(s). Soft cover. Very Good.
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The Diamond People
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The Diamond People

by Schumach, Murray

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ISBN 13
9780393014044
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0393014045
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NY & London: W.W.Norton, 1981, 1981 “An inside look at the tumultuous diamond business – the people who cut the stones, invest in them, sell them, buy them…and kill for them.” Woven into this is a sensational murder in 1977 as well as stories and legends of some of the great diamonds, the Koh-I-Noor, the Hope, the Sancy, the French Necklace, etc. My thanks to my good friend Laura Festinger who turned me on to this colorful and interesting read. It’s a hard one to put down. F/NF. F. Hardcover.
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Gemstones of the World
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Gemstones of the World

by Walter Schumann

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ISBN 13
9780806930886
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0806930888
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Sterling Publishing Co., 1977 Pictorial hardcover, dust jacket, reprinted 1984, 256pages, color photographs over 1400 specimens, color and black/white photos, bibliography, index. Beautiful true color photos of gemstones, how they are found, mined, cut, and imitated, identified, classified, their characteristics and physical properties. Special sections on fabricated and synthetic gems,how to recognize gems by color, birthstones, organic gems,types of cuts, much more. Price clipped. Fine book in fine dust jacket.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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A Check-List of First Editions with a Preface by Robert Nathan

by Schwartz, Harry

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Casanova Booksellers & Publishers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1935 A Check-List of First Editions with a Preface by Robert Nathan. Part III, S to Z. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Casanova, Inc, 1935. Printed paper self wraps, stapled, 15pp. Robert Nathan's one page Preface expresses his witty observations on the collecting of first editions and its effect on the authors of same. A scarce bookseller's catalogue from 'the olden days'. The prices will make you weep. The back page lists other publications of The Casanova Press, including THE BOOK COLLECTING RACKET. A few Notes on the Abuse of Book Collecting by Harry W. Schwartz. Part I and Part II. Each part limited to 500 numbered copies. Also published by The Casanova Press are Check Lists of Twentieth Century Authors. A fine copy of a scarce item.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine.
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Dictionary of Abstract Painting. With a History of Abstract Painting

by Seuphor, Michel

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Tudor Pub, New York, 1957 Hardcover,dust jacket, 304pp, illustrated with 200 color, 40 black and white reproductions, notes,chronology of abstract art, bibliography of abstract art. Over 500 biographical notices.An authoritative treatment of the subject and an indispensable reference.Fine book in poor dust jacket.. Hardcover. Fine/Poor.
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Shakespeare's Hamlet. The Second Quarto, 1604

by Shakespeare, William

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Western Federal Savings and Loan Assoc, Los Angeles, CA Hardcover, dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8, Introduction pp 5-14 by Oscar James Campbell, title page and text Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Second Quarto, 1604, Reproduced by Western Federal Savings and Loan Association, Los Angeles, in facsimile from the copy in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, 1964 on the occasion of the Southern California Television Premiere of "Hamlet at Elsinore". F/F. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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,Original Poetry by Victor & Cazire

by Shelley Percy Bysshe and Elizabeth Shelley edited by Garnett, Richard

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London & New York: John Lane, 1898 Facsimile of a rare Shelley item published in edition of 500 copies. The original first published volume of Shelley's poetry, published in 1810 in an edition of 1100 copies was so successfully suppressed due to the unwitting inclusion of a poem by Matthew Gregory Lewis that it became a "lost book". An extensive Introduction by Richard Garnett,editor, clarifies the history of this 'lost book', how he traced one (of two) known copies, and edited this publication in facsimile. HC, 8vo, blue grey boards, paper label to front cover and spine, xxvii, 66pp, deckled foredges. Head and tail of spine worn and chipped, spine label fading, some cover soil, some foxing mostly to endpapers, bookplates of former owners (Myrtle A. Crummer and Sotheby's 1916). Internally clean and fine.. Hardcover. Very Good.
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Diamond Stories. Enduring Change on 47th Street
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Diamond Stories. Enduring Change on 47th Street

by Shield, Renee Rose

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780801439896
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0801439892
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Cornell University Press, Ithaca & London, 2002 Cornell University Press, Ithaca & London, 2002. HC, DJ, 6 x 9, xiii, 233pp, illust b/w, bibliog, index. An inside look at the diamond industry by Renee Rose Shield, niece and cousin to several New York diamond dealers and manufacturers, and trained as a cultural anthropologist as well. The history, culture, economics, business, geology, sociology and customs of the Jews in the diamond industry and changes taking place in the industry, interspersed with lively personal tales of diamond dealers, offering a fascinating view of the thriving diamond business. As new/As new. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.
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All That Glitters. The Glory of Costume Jewelry
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All That Glitters. The Glory of Costume Jewelry

by Shields, Jody

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9780847808717
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0847808718
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NY: Rizzoli, 1987, 1987 Indepth history of costume jewelry from the 1920's to 1980's. Each chapter is devoted to a different decade and includes anecdotes and gossip of the times. F. Soft cover.
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Pearls

by Shirai, Shohei

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Japan: Marine Planning Co. 1981, 1981 HC, 8 1/2 x 8 1/4, 168pp, color illust throughout, references, bio of author. (Sinkankas 6038) All about pearls, inside and outside, pearl oyster types, cultured pearl farming, pearls in high fashion jewelry, cautionary rules and tips for pearl shoppers, the care of pearls, and much more. Four language edition with text in English, French, Spanish, Japanese. According to Sinkankas, By far, the best modern work available on the pearl F/F. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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Gemstones of North America

by Sinkankas, John

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D.Van Nostrand Co. Inc, Princeton, New Jersey, Toronto, London, New York, 1959 D.Van Nostrand, Princeton, NJ,Toronto, London, New York, 1959. 4to, HC, xv, 675pp, 7 color illust, 169 figs (photos, drawings, maps), 4 appendices, geeographical index, general index. (Sinkankas 6089) The author states "The principal emphasis has been laid upon what gemstones are to be found in North America, their properties and appearance, and where and in what quantity and quality they occur."- Sinkankas. Colored illustrations are reproduced from the author's original watercolor drawings mostly from his collection of original specimens. From the 4 appendices, the bibliography contains 206 entries, the glossary includes a geological time chart, the third has a tabular review of gemstone deposits, and the 4th is about collecting and collections. The geographical and locality index of gemstones is keyed to country, province, state,county, etc. The most comprehensive work on the subject since Kunz'… Read more
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Gemstones of North America

by Sinkankas, John

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NY, Cincinnati, Toronto, London, Melbourne: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1972 Van Nostrand Reinhold: New York, Cincinnati, Toronto,London, Melbourne, 1972. HC, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, DJ, grey cl, red let to sp, VX, 675pp, 176 illust, bibliog, glossary, tabular review of gemstone deposits, notes on collections and collectors. (Sinkankas 6090). Colored illustrations are reproduced from the author's original watercolor drawings mostly from his collection of original specimens. The bibliography contains 206 entries, the glossary includes a geological time chart, there is a tabular review of gemstone deposits, and the 4th appendix is about collections nd collecting. The geographical and locality index of gemstones is keyed to country province, state, county, et.The most comprehensive work on the subject since Kunz' "Gems and Precious Stones of North America, 1890, 2nd ed 1892". Same as 1959 edition but smaller issue. Inscribed by author: "This copy for Zan Thompson. With the best wishes of John… Read more
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Jewellery

by Smith, H. Clifford

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780854098446
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0854098445
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Wakefield, Yorkshire, England: E.P.Pub Co., 1973, 1973 With the exception of the chapter on Egyptian jewellery, the work is confined to Europe, and is in 4 main divisions: the first is of jewellery worn during classical times to the 9th century. The second is of the jewels of the Middle Ages. The third is devoted to the jewels of the Renaissance, and the fourth is of the jewels to the beginning of the 20th century. The fullest treatment is given to the 16th and 17th centuries. In chapters of the Renaissance and later, Smith has used evidence from engraved designs and working drawings of jewellery, personal inventories and pictures by old masters. Intended mainly for the connoisseur, the book remains a classic for lovers of jewelry and jewelry historians. F/edgewrn DJ with a corner torn off at back section.. Hardcover.
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The The Architectural History of Mission San Carlos Borromeo

by Smith, Frances Rand

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California Historical Survey Commission, Berkeley, 1921 Hardcover, gilt stamped blue cloth, quarto, 81 pages, frontis, 45 plates including photos, plans, drawings, one fold-out, bibliography, index. Preface by editor Owen C. Coy. The first of a projected series on architectural history of the Spanish Missions of California. The historical narrative is followed by a section on architectural features.This was the second of the California missions, founded in 1770. Fine copy. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.
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The Master Jewelers

by Snowman, Kenneth A (ed)

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1st Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780810936065
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0810936062
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NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1990, 1990 HC, 9 x 12, DJ, 262pp, frontis, 377 illust incl 251 plates in full color, notes, bibliog, index. An anthology of the great jewelers and designers from the mid-19th century to the present. A chapter written by a world renowned expert is devoted to each of these legendary figures - 15 chapters in all, present Castellani and Giuliano, Fontenay, Hancock, Falize, Boucheron, Faberge, Tillander, Lalique, Vever, Fouquet, Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, and Bulgari - covering the social, aesthetic and even the business aspects of fine jewelry from around 1850 to the present. F/F. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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The Art of Carl Faberge

by Snowman, Kenneth

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Boston Book & Art Shop, Boston Hardcover, 4to, dust jacket, illust 86 colour plates, 407 monochrome plates, list of illustrations, appendixes, index, bibliography (Sinkankas 6191; Franklin 5981). One of the most comprehensive books on the art of Faberge. Included are gold marks and workmasters' initials, designers, craftsmen and managers, chronological table of events, and an extensive index. The book contains the catalogue raisonne of the Imperial Easter Eggs as well as new photographs of the Kremlin collections, the Sandringham Royal Collection, etc. A Must for lovers of Faberge. Fine book in Very Good dust jacket that has light soil.. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.
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Faberge. Jeweler to Royalty

by Snowman, A. Kenneth

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Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1983 From the Collectin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other British Lenders, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, April 15-July 10, 1983. Wrappers, 112 pp, illust color and b/w, glossary, bibliography. This exhibition made possible by loans from Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal family and from Great Britain's other private and public collections provides the opportunity for an American audience to view these treasures of Faberge and marks of Faberge's workmasters. Outstanding catalogue. Fine. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket.
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Faberge. Court Jeweler to the Tsars

by Habsburg-Lothringen G. von and A. von Solodkoff

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9780914427094
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0914427091
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NY: Tabard Press, 1979 172 pp, 250 items illustrated on 51 colorplates and 119 b/w, notes, glossary, catalogue of Faberge's Easter Eggs, bibliog, index. The authors, both of Christie's add additional information to the Faberge legends, such as the role of dealers and collectors of Faberge's art, Faberge's rivals and imitators and the evergrowing world of fakery. The discovery of two of the firm's sales ledgers from the London Branch provides new evidence relating to costs and selling prices of Faberge objects, and adds to relevant material never before published in the literature about Faberge. Included is a list of 40 Faberge workmasters and their marks, a photographic catalogue of his Easter Eggs, rare sketches from the Faberge archives, and pages from the newly discovered sales ledger of Faberge of London. Originally published 1979, our copy was reprinted August 1984. Signed by author G.von Habsburg. F/F. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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The Chinese of Semarang. A Changing Minority Community in Indonesia

by Willmot Sonald

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Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ Press, 1960 Hardcover, 8vo, 374 pp, appendix, index. With interest in Southeast Asia and China increasing, this book provides much information about the Chinese of Semarang, an important commercial metropolis of 360,000 people in the province of Central Java. Their occupations, economic activities, community structure, organization and leadership, schools and education, religion and magic, family and kinship. Covers are lightly spotted, internally fine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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