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Gamla Smycken. Den Europeiska Smyckekonstens Historia

by Steingraeber Erich

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Stockholm:Gebers, Almquist & Wiksell/Gebers Forlag AB 1957, 1957 (Sinkankas 6324)Text is in Swedish. 190 pp, tipped in color frontis, illust color and b/w, bibliog, index. This history of jewelry reflects the social changes in European history, from the 9th century's aristocratic jewelry of Charlemagne to the purely decorative jewels of Lalique, Faberge and Tiffany. Fashion, technology, colonial, discoveries, medical changes, are all reflected by the history of jewelry. An exciting history in a richly illustrated book, written by a world renowned expert on antique jewelry. Some fade to edges of cloth covers, internally fine. A very good book in a worn, badly torn, dj.. Hardcover.
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Gem Testing

by Anderson, B.W.

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New York: Emerson Books Inc., 1948 NY, Emerson Books, 1948. 4th Edition and 1st American Edition. HC,blk cl with gilt letters to cvr and sp, 5 3/4 x 8 3/4, X, 256pp, col frontis, 53 b/w figs, tables, appendix includes glossary, index. Anderson pioneered the use of the spectroscope as an instrument for gem identification, and from the first London edition in 1942, was heralded as a major contribution to gemmology. ASSOCIATION COPY:From the personal collection of Victor Argenzio, whose name is signed on frnt endpaper; he was a jeweler in Denver, Colorado,leading authority on diamonds, author of several books on diamonds.Spine a bit dulled, internally fine. A Near Fine copy. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.
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Gems & Gemology

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Santa Monica, California: Gemological Institute of America The quarterly journal of The Gemological Institute of America. A set of 4 copies: Winter 1949-50; Fall 1962; Winter 1959-60; Fall: 1978. Can be bought as the set, or purchased individually. Each copy has 3 holes, as for a looseleaf binder. Fine. F. Soft cover.
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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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Gems: The World's Greatest Treasures and Their Stories (Art & Design)
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Gems: The World's Greatest Treasures and Their Stories (Art & Design)

by Graf, Bernhard

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9783791325811
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3791325817
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Prestel:Munich, London, New York, 2001 Hardcover, dust jacket 9 1/2x11 3/4, 128pp with 137 colour and 40 black/white illustrations, illustrated endpages, sources and references, index. Jewels and gems are lavishly illustrated in this eloquent book of art treasures. Interesting commentary explores legends throughout 8000 years of history. History, art, literature come together in this handsome informative volume. Fine/Fine. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Gems and Gemology

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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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Gems and Jewelry Appraising. Techniques of Professional Practice.

by Miller, Anna

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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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Gems and Minerals of the Bible

by Wright, Ruth V. & Robert Chadbourne

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NY: Harper & Row cr1970, 1970 Describes 62 gems and minerals known in Biblical times, referenced with scriptural references, contrasting modern use to ancient times. Contains color illustration of Aaron's Breastplate. F/VG (pc). F. Hardcover.
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Gems and Gem Materials

by Kraus, Edward Henry and Chester Baker Slawson

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McGraw-Hill Book Co. New York and London, 1953 Hardcover, ix,332pp,color frontis of gems plus three additional color plates, 403 b/w figures, selected bibliography, index. Originally published 1947, this copy is the Fifth edition published 1953 with various changes and additions. Describes crystal forms, physical, chemical and optical properties of gem materials, their formation and occurrence, the cutting and polishing of gems, and manufacture of gems and metals used for gem mountings. The entire second part of over 100 pages is devoted to descriptions of individual gems. Part three contains tables where gem materials are classified and include a summary of all the important properties of each gem mineral.Fine copy.. Hardcover. Near Fine.
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Gems and Jewels. Fact and Fable

by Cavey, Christopher

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ISBN 13
9781555217457
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1555217451
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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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Gems and Minerals of the Bible

by Wright, Ruth V & Robert Chadbourne

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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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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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Gemstones (Planet Earth)
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Gemstones (Planet Earth)

by O'Neil, Paul

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9780809445004
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080944500X
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U.S.A.: Time Life Education, 1983 Hardcover, large color label to front cover showing red tourmaline crystal in matrix, 176pp, illustrated profusely in color, bibliography, index. One of a series of volumes published by Time-Life Books "that examines the workings of the planet earth, from the geological wonders of its continents to the marvels of its atmosphere and its ocean depths". GEMSTONES has stunning illustrations and explores the history, legends, geology, mining, economics and art of gemstones. Fine copy. Hardcover. Fine.
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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 the World
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Gemstones of the World

by Walter Schumann

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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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Generations of Jewelry. From the 15th to the 20th century
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Generations of Jewelry. From the 15th to the 20th century

by Egger Gerhart

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9780887401244
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0887401244
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West Chester, Pennsylvania: Schiffer,1988, 1988 HC, DJ, 9 1/4 x 12, marbled eps, frontis, illust color and b/w (470 examples on 436 plates), 219 pp, bibliog, index. Covers the concept of jewelry,its amuletic character, the goldsmith's art, types of jewelry and jewelry for the rising middle class and its chronological development from the 15th and 16th centuries. Changes in jewelry and its design are shown in a section on ornamental engravings of the 16th to 18th centuries. and ornamentation as expression of the times, the types of jewelry, and jewelry as a status symbol for the rising middle class. The next section shows the chronological development of middle class jewelry from the 15th and 16th centuries to Art Deco. For an overview of the changes in jewelry and its design, a section or ornamental engravings of the 16th to 18th century is shown. While the middle classes were forbidden to wear valuable jewelry, they substituted less costly materials such as glass and paste for precious stones,… Read more
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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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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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Georg Jensen Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years
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Georg Jensen Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years

by Renwick Gallery;Georg Jensen slvsmedie, A/s.

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9780874748000
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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980 HC,linen finish covers, cloth stamped with silver letters to spine, DJ, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4, 127+1pages,frontispiece portrait of Georg Jensen, 147 pieces illustrated, company marks, selected bibliography.Published to accompany an exhibition at the Renwick Gallery of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Feb 29-July 6, 1980. Intro by Lloyd Herman, Director of the Renwick Gallery; Biographical Essay on Georg Jensen by Erik Lassen, Director of the Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen. The Georg Jensen Silversmithy established in 1904 was known for the world famous artists and craftsmen who created silverwork from their own designs under their own names, yet always within the framework of a "Georg Jensen" style, and executed at the Jensen Silversmithy. By showing the designers' broad range of work including jewelry, flatware, holloware and personal and decorative objects made of silver, stainless steel, pewter and gold,… Read more
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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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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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George Wickes. Royal Goldsmith 1698-1761
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George Wickes. Royal Goldsmith 1698-1761

by Barr, Elaine

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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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