THE RETAIL JEWELLER'S GUIDE - SECOND EDITION
(Iliffe Books 1973) Hbk. demy 8vo, 280pp inc. b/w ills. Clean tight copy, slight foxing to ffep. Boards bumped. Dw well rubbed, with small tears to spine. V.Good / Good (Book ref. 7364) £8.50
SPORTS TROPHIES, CUPS, MEDALS, PRIZES Catalogue.
1925. 40pp., 4to, card wraps with fine embossed silver lettering and large embossed illustration in silver of 'Daedalus and Icarus' the Burgoyne Aviation Trophy. Many illustrations showing silver cups, caskets, bowls, statuettes, challenge shields, tankards, medals for sports and competitions, including golf, rowing, bowls, shooting medals and spoons. 5 pages at the back show ordinary stock items. Small stain at bottom of front wrap. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include GENERAL [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2819) £45.00
English, Scotch & Irish Hall Marks Foreign & Colonial Duties
None Given, U.K., 1920 Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. D & J Wellby Ltd, Jewellers & Silversmiths, Garrick Street, London. 65 pages, size 4 inches tall by 2.5 inches in card covers. Book - in Very Good blue card covers - light marking to the card covers. Contents, some surface abrasion to the title page not affecting the lettering otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Antiques & Collectables; Antiques & Collectables; Inventory No: 004387. (Book ref. 004387) £28.00
Jewellery: an historical survey of British styles and jewels
Lutterworth Press, 1973. 0718819772 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound larger format book with a gift inscription signed by the author on the front endpaper, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. xiv + 286 pages, 10 colour and 72 b/w photos on plates, appendices, bibliography, index (Book ref. 35044) £11.50
Argentor: The Journal of the National Jewellers' Association June 1949
London: The National Jewellers', Silversmiths' and Allied Trades' Association, 1949. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall A comprehensive Quarterly guide to the history and production of all types of jewellery. (Book ref. 035078) £25.00
Argentor: The Journal of the National Jewellers' Association September 1948
London: The National Jewellers', Silversmiths' and Allied Trades' Association, 1948. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall A comprehensive Quarterly guide to the history and production of all types of jewellery. (Book ref. 035077) £25.00
Argentor: The Journal of the National Jewellers' Association Volume III No. I March 1948
London: The National Jewellers', Silversmiths' and Allied Trades' Association, 1948. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall A comprehensive Quarterly guide to the history and production of all types of jewellery. (Book ref. 035076) £25.00
Argentor: The Journal of the National Jewellers' Association Volume II No. I January 1947
London: The National Jewellers', Silversmiths' and Allied Trades' Association, 1947. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall A comprehensive Quarterly guide to the history and production of all types of jewellery. (Book ref. 035075) £25.00
Argentor: The Journal of the National Jewellers' Association June 1946
London: The National Jewellers', Silversmiths' and Allied Trades' Association, 1946. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall A comprehensive Quarterly guide to the history and production of all types of jewellery. (Book ref. 035074) £25.00
Precious Stones. A Popular Account of their Characters, Occurence and Applications With an Introducxtion to their Determination for .. Jewellers .. Appendix on Pearls and Coral.
New York: Dover, 1968 8vo Paperback Rpt. Illus. 2 Vols. Covers sl. worn; o/w V.g. [Reprint of the 1904 edition in two vols]. (Book ref. 1954) £18.00
The Great Faberge: The Art of the Jewellers of the Court Firm.
Leningrad: LenArt, 1990. 9529021798. First Edition. 4to. 139pp. 69 colour plates; 3 monochrome plates. Green cloth gilt. Flyleaf slightly creased otherwise fine in dust-jacket. The catalogue of the exhibition held at the Elagin Palace Museum, St. Petersburg. (Book ref. 9996) £35.00
THE EARLY HISTORY OF GOLDSMITHING . Being a Leture Delivered During the Session 1923 - 24 at the Vittoria Street School for Jewellers & Silversmiths Birmingham, and... L.C.C. Central School of Arts & Crafts,
Birmingham: City of Birmingham Central School of Arts and Crafs., 1927. Half-Leather. Marbled Boards.. Very Good. Hard Back Printed by the Birmingham School of Printing in 1927. Bound in Haf Leather / Marbled boards with two raised bands and gilt title on spine.23 page Lecture by W. Augustus Steward. the edges of the marbled boards are slightly worn, otherwise a very good , fresh copy. of this very scarce item. (Book ref. 003958) £20.00
THE STIRLING CRAFT : Five Centuries of Treasures from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London. Ancient and Modern Masterpieces of British Gold, Silver and Jewellery.
London: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, 1966. Illustrated Card Covers. Very Good. Pamphlet A catalogue for an Exhibition which was seen in the USA in 1966 / 67. Introduction by Graham Hughes, and a catalogue of 320 exhibits. extensively illustrated in b/w throughout. With a section on, and illustrateing British Hallmarks. Some slight wear and marks, but generally a very good copy. (Book ref. 003869) £8.75
Jewellers' and Watchmakers' Pocket Book
London: Heywood & Company Ltd., 1951. First Edition. Maroon Cloth. VG.. 5" x 3.25" Landscape 503pp, b&w illus diagrams etc. No inscriptions. Cocked, but sound. (Book ref. 002809) £25.00
Garrard The Crown Jewellers for 150 Years 1843 - 1993.
London: Quartet, 1993. First edition. Profusely illustrated in colour. 4to, pp. 216, original cloth in dustwrapper; generally an excellent copy. (Book ref. 4544) £50.00
Lists Nos. 10 and 11 of 'COINS WANTED - NOT WORN OR SCRATCHED' by W. W. Smout & Son, Jewellers and Pawnbrokers, Rhyl.
[c. 1960'; Rhyl, Wales] Both lists 4to, but not uniform in size. List No. 10: Printed in black. 4to, 1 p. Fair, lightly-aged and creased. Coins divided into ten sections (from Farthings to Crowns) and three columns. The latest dated item is a 1960 crown. List No. 11: Printed in blue. Mainly advertising 'English Coin Sets in their original cases', but with 'ENGLISH SILVER' in three columns. Text clear and complete. On lightly aged paper, with some foxing along creases, and dogeared, creased edge. (Book ref. 9297) £56.00
Typed Letter Signed to Mark Bonham Carter, 40 Gloucester Square, London.
18 September 1950; on letterhead 'Cartier Ltd. | Board Room | 175, New Bond Street, | London, W.1.' One page, quarto. Very good though lightly discoloured and creased and with grubby verso. Thanks him for his letter of 15 September, 'from which I was glad to hear that the silver Cachou Box had reached you safely, and met with your approval. [...] the Firm do not propose to make any charge for this small service which it has been happy to render.' Signed 'J J Cartier' (the two J's stylised as '||') ['CARTIER Ltd. [...] Chairman']. (Book ref. 4043) £56.00
Ten Typed Letters Signed and eight Autograph Letters Signed (four 'Guy S Wellby' and the rest 'Guy') from Wellby to Franklin, with an inventory and valuation, schedule, accounts and correspondence relating to Rogers' collection of snuff boxes.
Wellby's letters between 1948 and 1967; on letterheads of D. and J. Wellby Ltd. The collection, consisting of 31 items in a variety of formats, is in very good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with all texts clear and complete. Wellby's correspondence with Rogers (an affluent Kent businessman and farmer, collector and dabbler in the jewellery business) reflects a relationship at once businesslike and friendly, with items being offered by Wellby on behalf of his firm, and news of items consigned to the firm by Rogers. The personal element is apparent from the first. On 15 February 1949 Wellby, in need of 'a month on the land', wonders 'whether there is any farmer down your way requiring an inexperienced townsman to do odd jobs, plough, milk cows, stack hay, sow corn or even collect eggs in exchange for board and a roof'. On 21 September 1953 he informs him that the following January he will be staying in the Middle East with the Prime Minister, when he hopes to 'introduce him to this new road making tractor' (developed by a Swiss associate of Wellby's). On 8 January 1967 he describes a trip to China, commenting that 'To me - it is the beginning of utter annihilation - and the world topsy turvy - famine - and Harold Wilson.' Two years later, on 7 March 1969, he boasts that he has 'access to £100,000. So if you can buy up a house anywhere - I can supply all the dough'. The main subject of business is the firm's handling of Roger's collection of '41 snuff boxes and 23 vinaigrettes'. Present are two copies (4to, 3 pp) of a typed 'Inventory and Valuation', and a manuscript (8vo, 5 pp) by Rogers of 39 of his items. Also a letter, on behalf of the firm, by Janet Drummond Johns, enclosing a typed 'Schedule of Snuff Boxes and Vinaigrettes'. Also an Autograph Letter Signed (12mo, 2 pp, 20 November 1950, signed 'M. C.') on behalf of the firm by M. W. Couldrey, with a Typed Letter Signed (4to, 1 p, 5 February 1947) to Couldrey from Arthur Westwood of the Birmingham Assay Office, on the subject of the box maker Nathaniel Mills. Also two receipts, one for items totaling £1079 5s 6d. Also letters from Asprey's of Bond Street and Sotheby & Co. Also two letters to Rogers from Wellby's wife Molly (née McClean). The final item is a set (8vo, 5 pp) of typed 'NOTES taken at Informal Meeting held at 13 Eaton Place on Friday, 1st July, 1955', between eight individuals including Rogers and the Wellbys, the purpose of which 'was to see whether F[ranklin] R[ogers] and T v[an] K[empen] and the others [...] liked each other and were likely to get on well together because FR had shown interest in the Dutch jewellery and had had the idea of one superb shop in London to sell it, and this was also TvK's wish, to open such an establishment'. The firm of D. and J. Wellby was a respected one, founded by John Wellby in 1820. Ian Fleming met Guy Wellby (whom Pearson describes as 'an urbane, forthcoming man in his middle fifties') in 1956, and Wellby was his principal source of information on gold while he was writing the novel 'Goldfinger'. (Book ref. 9183) £200.00
[Printed trade card for Folkard & Son (G. E. Mann), Jewellers, 355 Oxford Street, London, illustrated with 'The Connoisseur Chart of China Marks' and featuring a poem on 'Birth Stones'.]
Undated [early twentieth century]. Folkard & Son, London. 12mo, 2 pp. Printed on thin card. Fair: aged and worn. The front of the card gives contact details, including phone number, for the firm, which is stated to have been 'Est[ablishe]d. in the Reign of King George III, 1814'. Its goods are listed as 'Jewellery, Gold and Silver Boxes, Diamonds, Pearls, Emeralds, etc. Antique and Modern Silver, Sheffield Plate, Old Cut Glass, Baxter and Le Blond Prints', 'Old Glass Paper Weights, Antique China, Tea, Dinner and Desert Services, Antique Furniture, Old Silk Needlework, Samplers, etc., purchased for cash.' Beneath this is a series of twelve monthly four-line stanzas on 'Birth Stones'. On the reverse is 'The Connoisseur Chart of China Marks', giving 24 marks, from 'Bristol' to 'Sevres'. (Book ref. 10202) £28.00
Garrard's: 1721 - 1911: Crown Jewellers and Goldsmiths During Six Reigns and in Three Centuries. With Some Account of the Original Seat of their Business in the Haymarket and their New Home in Albemarle Street and Grafton Street
(Stanley Paul, 1912) Hardback. Ex library with usual library stamps and markings. Light soiling to endpapers. Original cloth, with gilt lettering. Cloth soiled and browned, otherwise a good firm copy. 182pp (Book ref. A15023) £38.00