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The Science of Gems

by Fisher, P.J.

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Charles Scribners Sons: New York, 1966 Hardcover, dust jacket, 189pp, appendixes, glossary, bibliography, illustrated with over 100 black/white photographs and diagrams, and 4 colorplates. Covers the history of gems, their magic powers, modern jewelry making, the nature of gems and their identification, grading, evaluation and fashioning of gemstones and other aspects of gemmology. An entire chapter on diamonds, their properties and how they were discovered and mined, and famous diamonds like the Cullinan, Koh-I-Noor, the Hope, Great Mogul, and Orloff. Other important gemstones discussed, and the attempts to make synthetic gemstones. Organic gems, pearls, amber and coral follow. Included is an entire chapter on the diamond cutters, and the final chapter is on testing gems. Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket that has a small tape mend.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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The Sea Years of Joseph Conrad

by Allen, Jerry

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1965 Garden City, NY, 1965. HC, DJ, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2, map eps,XII,368pp,b/w illustrations (55), notes, acknowledgments, bibliography (11pp), index. Many of Conrad's sea adventures were the inspiration for his great novels. Illustrated with many rare and previously unpublished photographs. Fine/Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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The Second Ring. A Jeweler's Guide to Computers

by Hickel, S.M.

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Rodney, Michigan: Pimiteoui Pub, June 1985 285 pp, illust b/w, glossary, index. Tells what the computer can and can't do for the jeweler, the ideal jewelry program, bookkeeping, inventory, payroll, telecommunication, computerizing appraisal work, customer data base, much more. A 1/2" tear at the spine, else, VG. F. Soft cover.
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Secular Goldsmiths' Work in Medieval France. A History
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Secular Goldsmiths' Work in Medieval France. A History

by Lightbown, R.W.

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ISBN 13
9780500990278
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0500990271
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London: The Society ofAntiquaries of London, distrib by Thames & Hudson, 1978, 1978 HC, DJ, 4to, 136pp,list of plates, 80 plates, some color, most b/w, notes, select bibliog, index. London: Society of Antiquaries, 1978, Distrib by Thames and Hudson. Not many pieces of Medieval French secular silver survive, and the plates in this book comprise a full corpus of all the surviving pieces. Much of the research was done from inventories and other documents, mostly written in Medieval French and Latin. The frontispiece illustrates the titlepage of a manuscript of the inventory of King Charles V which contained a fairly detailed account of 2500 or so pieces of plate. Other inventories of significant collections were of Louis dAnjou dating from about 1366, Jean Duc de Berry, Louis dOrleans and more. Eleven chapters are devoted to the sources of information, the social function of plate, design and style, techniques of decoration, including precious stones, cloisonné, plique a jour enamel, motifs of… Read more
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Selected Poems of Robert Nathan

by Nathan, Robert

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NY & London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935 NY & London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First Edition. HC,5 1/2 x 9, woodgrain-like cov boards, cl sp, printed label to sp, 2 color title page, IX, 38pp.Foreword by Robert Nathan. Of this collection of sonnets and poems, he says "There is nothing here of more importance than what a child might sing, or a lover remember." Corners bumped, sp label darkened. Former owner's gift inscription on rear endpaper. VG++. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Selections from the NASA Art Collection

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1962 Twelve renditions by the nation's outstanding artists, each 14"x11", suitable for framing. Artists' view of key events in the United States Space Program, initiated in 1962 and ongoing. Portfolio with 12 beautiful colorplates laid in.List of artists include: William Hurley, Miriaim Schottland, Stan A. Stokes, Carol Kucera, David K. Stone, Jamish Cunningham, Robert Schulman, William S. Phillips, Charles Schmidt, Kent R. Sullivan, Joan Nelson, Greg Mort. Fine.. 1st Edition. No Binding. 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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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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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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Silver Theatre. Amusements of Nevada's Mining Frontier. 1850-1864

by Watson, Margaret

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Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Co., 1964 First edition. Edition of 2053 copies, HC, DJ,blue cloth, spine lettered in silver, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, teg blue, 387 pp, about 30 illus with one folding, bibliog, index. Presents the entertainment of Virginia City, Washoe (early Nevada),comedy, minstrels, circuses,opera, lectures, concerts, Shakespearian tragedy and much more in the important theatrical centers, including Virginia City. Illustrations including portraits, playbills, maps, music, woodcuts, photographic views, enhance the text showing the spirit and tone of the times Fine book in fine unclipped dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Silverwork and Jewellery

by Wilson

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reprint of 2nd edition
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London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1951, 1951 A textbook for students and workers in metal. With diagrams by the author and other illustrations. HC, xxiv, 496pp, frontis, illust 16 b/w collotype plates, 247 b/w figs + 5 b/w figs, notes on the plates, practical recipes, glossary, index.Practical guide to the craft of jewelry making. There is a 1" stain to bottom of frnt cover, crnrs are rubbed, else a Very Good copy.
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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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Skygger Paa Graesset

by Blixen Karen

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Gyldendal: Copenhagen, Denmark, 1960 Gyldendal: Copenhagen, Denmark, 1960. Soft Cover, DJ, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, 141pp, frontis portrait by Cecil Beaton, plus 3 photo illustrations. Danish text. A very good to near fine copy of the original edition, in lightly edge worn illustrated dust jacket.Danish text.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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The Songlines
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The Songlines

by Bruce Chatwin

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Hardcover
ISBN 13
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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South Africa's City of Diamonds. Mine Workers and Monoopoly Capitalism in Kimberley 1867-1895

by Worger, William

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New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1987 New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1987. HC, 6 x 9 1/2, DJ, XVI, 330pp, 28 illust b/w incl plates, figs, maps, tables, select bibliography, index. The history of Kimberly and the mining monopoly enterprise by Cecil Rhodes and DeBeers Consolidated Mines in the 1880's and 1890's. Research for this book was extensive as testified by the 16 page select bibliography, and includes the generally inaccessible DeBeers Archives. First Edition F/F. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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The Southern Scenic Collection: New Zealand

by Gore, Da'Vella

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9780908629374
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0908629370
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Craigs, 1992 Hardcover, dust jacket, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2, 64pp, table of contents and Introduction in English and Japanese. Twenty-eight of the artist's paintings, reproductions of her favorite views and commentary of South Island, New Zealand. Signed. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Southwest Indian Craft Arts
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Southwest Indian Craft Arts

by Tanner, Clara Lee

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9780816500833
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0816500835
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Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.: Univ of Arizona Pr, orig 1968, 1982 HC, DJ, 9 1/4 x 12, 206pp, illust color & b/w, chapter notes, bibliog, index. Covers the major and more important minor crafts of the Southwest Indians - baskets, textiles, pottery, silver and jewelry, kachima dolls and carvings, and a variety of minor crafts such as drums, flutes, rattles, fiddles, glass bead work, skin crafts, dolls, cradleboards and others. Includes prehistoric background, historic development, the various pueblos and tribes, materials and techniques used and much more. Great illustrations with a majority of the black and white pictures taken from the collection of the Arizona State Museum, with a few from the John F. Tanner collection. Color photos of jewellery by Ray Manley, Herb McLaughlin, Tad Nichols, Joseph Muench, Jeff McGibbeny. F/F. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Southwestern Indian Jewelry
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Southwestern Indian Jewelry

by Cirillo, Dexter

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ISBN 13
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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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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0811829545
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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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St Paul & Protestantism with an Essay on Puritanism and The Church of England, and Last Essays on Church & Religion

by Arnold, Matthew

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NY: The Macmillan Co., 1897 New York, 1897. HC, red cl, gilt letters to sp, 5 x 7, xxxvii, 378pp. Unopened. Owner bookplate to frnt pastedown. Scarce book. Fine copy. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.
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