LOST WAX CASTING OF JEWELLERY An introduction to investment casting
Mills and Boon, 1974 First Edition. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 10" x 8" approx. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Crafts & Hobbies; ISBN: 0263054896. ISBN/EAN: 9780263054897. Inventory No: 0036882. (Book ref. 0036882) £8.00
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
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini. Translated and with an Introduction by George Bull
Penguin, [Harmondsworth, 1961] 8vo., Second Impression thus; original printed wrappers, a very good, clean, crisp copy. First published in Penguin Classics in 1956. The cover roundel is by George Buday. Penguin Classics, L49. (Book ref. 18904) £7.00
The Price Guide to Jewellery : 3000 BC - 1950 AD
Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, 1985. Illustrated by Illustrated. Reprint. Grey Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Large Z 385pp. A super copy of this reprint ( 1985) in wrapper (white spine). 4to large. Comes with loosely inserted price guide to jewellery price revision list November 1985. Fresh, clean and tight binding and contents and illustrated with numerous colour and b/w photographic plates. There is a small soil mark to the lower fore edges, not affecting the textblock in anyway. Dust wrapper is not price clipped. Short tear of 1.5 cm with associated creasing to the head of the rear panel of the wrapper, now expertly repaired. Clean and tight. A near fine copy in a very good wrapper. (Book ref. 227470) £9.00
London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications, 1979. Illustrated by N/a. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Z 424pp. 1979. First edition. A lovely, clean, tight, near fine copy in very good wrapper. No inscriptions. Original publisher's cloth gilt embossed to the spine and to the front board. Upper edge gilt. The text supported by numerous photographic reproductions of jewellery - some in colour. A light bump to the tail of the spine. Some light shelf wear to the wrapper and some light rubbing to several corner of the wrapper and a leading edge of the wrapper. A lovely, well preserved copy in a very good wrapper. (Book ref. 227358) £180.00
Collecting Victorian Jewellery
London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1970. Illustrated by Illustrated. 1st Edition. Brown Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 100pp. A very good clean and tight copy. (white spine). Illustrated with several b/w photographic plates. Gilt embossed lettering to the spine. Slight bump to the tail of the rear board and a little dusty soiling to the upper fore edges. Clean and tight. Dust wrapper is not price clipped with light shelf wear. A very good copy. (Book ref. 227062) £8.00
Greek Gold : Jewellery of the Classical World
London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1994. Illustrated by N/a. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0714122025 Z 256pp. 1994. First edition. A very good, clean, tight hardback copy in a near fine wrapper. Gilt embossed title to the spine. The text supported by numerous colour photographic reproductions of Greek gold jewellery with some line drawings. A bump to the tail of the spine. An ink former owner's name inscription to the head of the front endpaper and with a date in the same hand to the tail of the front endpaper. The wrapper has not been price-clipped, has slight creasing at the tail of the spine and very slight rubbing to one corner. A very good, clean tight scarce hardback copy in a near fine wrapper. (Book ref. 226282) £32.00
ENGLISH VICTORIAN JEWELLERY.
Feltham. Spring Books. 1967. Hardback. 141 pages. B.w. illustrations. V.g. in black boards with gilt lettering to spine, slight foxing to front and rear fly-leaves, small brown stain on bottom of front fly-leaf, in a good d.w. (Book ref. 3121) £4.95
Christie's Collectables: Art Nouveau Jewellery: The Connoisseur's Guide
London: Little, Brown & Co, 1996. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 8vo. Glazed pictorial boards. 80 pp. Colour plates. Clean and bright. No inscriptions. VG+ (Book ref. 05715) £4.50
Desert Silver : Nomadic and Traditional Silver Jewellery from the Middle East and North Africa
Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, 2010. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 9789460220470 Some of the oldest civilisations in the world originated along the fertile banks of the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have been cultural melting pots ever since. The trade routes adopted by the region's nomads linked colourful cultures and time-long traditions like so many beads on a string. And indeed it is in the region's jewellery that its many-layered history of tribes and empires, nomads and villagers is perhaps best seen. From an archaeological point of view, decorative details and motifs can be traced back centuries, sometimes even millennia. This book explores the social, economic and religious background of this jewellery. The traditional silver jewellery of the region combines a variety of aspects of desert life. As the unalienable property of a woman, it has practical, economic value; it serves as a social indicator and reveals where the wearer comes from, how rich she is and her status as a wife and mother. Perhaps more importantly it is frequently worn as a powerful amulet. Jewellery plays a subtle role in everyday society as communicator, messenger and bank account, and all of these aspects are discussed in the book and illustrated with rich examples, from Palestinian wedding necklaces made from fragrant cloves to the brightly enamelled bracelets of the Maghreb. The different functions fulfilled by jewellery are rooted deep within society, so changes within that society inevitably impact its jewellery. Now that traditional societies are changing fast, what does the future hold for the traditional silver jewellery of the Middle East and North Africa, jewellery that has remained unchanged for centuries? 93pp. (Book ref. 028277) £15.00
The Crown Jewels: Tower of London
London: Department of the Environment; Historic Royal Palaces Agency, 1990. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Bright pictorial cover, 44 pages, 69 colour illustrations, floor plans. (Book ref. 4400) £4.35
Miller's Collectables Price Guide 1994/5.
London; Chancellor Press, 1996 re-issue.. F. Hardcover, 8vo, laminated pictorial boards, 497 pages, b/w & colour illustrations throughout. Fine copy. A-Z guide from aeronautica & art nouveau to toys & Tibetan jewellery in colour . Section on collectables of the future. Directories of specialists & collectors' clubs. (Book ref. 2381) £9.50
Souvenir Booklet of the Dartington Craft Camp 1977.
Dartington Craft Camp, 1977. Large format booklet. 32pp. Very Good condition. Slight shelf-wear. Interesting document of an event that took place in Devon over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend in June 1977. Practitioners describe their crafts, including pottery and jewellery making, weaving, glassblowing, bookbinding, blacksmithing, calligraphy, films and talks, and much more. Includes lots of b/w photograhs, Camp Comments and an Analysis of Expenditure. (Book ref. 8880) £30.00
Liane De Pougy and Lallie Pernod appearing at the Palace Theatre
London: Black and White Budget 2nd February 1901 full page illus., Liane wearing "Over two million francs worth of pearls and diamonds" - very good condition (Book ref. 15061) £8.00
Antiques: Their Restoration and Preservation (New Portway Reprints)
Bath: Cedric Chivers, 1974. Reprint. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0855949694 Chapters on Restoration, Repair, Strengthening, Effects of Light, Moisture, Dust, Insects, Covering Baskets and Reed Work, Clay, Faience, Pictures, Parchment, etc. Includes bibliography and index. (Book ref. 038924) £4.99
The Crown of the Andes - a magnificent devotional crown in gold and emeralds
London: Sotheby & Co, 1963. With one colour plate, 7 pages, card covers, very slightly worn. (Sotheby's sale 21st November, 1963). Postage within the Uk will be much reduced. (Book ref. 006611) £5.00
EP Publishing Limited 1973. Facsimile Reprint of 1908 Ed. Royal 8vo. [xlviii] + 410pp. Good in d/w. sl. faded along top edge and spine. History of jewelry from Egyptian times, fullest on the 16th and 17th centuries. US$47 (Book ref. 209945) £30.00
JEWELLERY & METALWORK IN THE MUSEUMS OF GEORGIA.
Aurora Art Publishers Leningrad 1986. 1st Ed. 4to. 251pp. Profusely ills. mainly cold. Sl. chipped d/w. US$31 (Book ref. 212443) £20.00
Cultural Publishing House, Delhi 1984. Reprint. 2 vols. 4to. [viii] + 114pp. + [viii] + (-172)pp. 148 cold. and b/w. plates. Printing error in vol. 2 resulting in plates 106 and 108 being over-printed, plates 105 and 107 missing and without text to accompany plates 107 and 109, otherwise good in lightly rubbed d/ws., together in lightly soiled and sl. rubbed gilt lettered cloth covered slipcase. Colonel Thomas Holbein Hendley, CIE, (1847-1917) British medical officer in the Indian Medical Service and an amateur authority on Indian art. Outside of his medical service, he took a great interest in Indian art, publishing in addition to the above title three books on the topic and helping found the Quarterly Journal of Indian Art. He also helped establish the Jaipur Museum, and was made a Fellow of the University of Calcutta, a trustee of the Indian Museum, and vice-president of the Bengal Asiatic Society, serving as a Museum trustee and as the Society's vice-president from 1899-1903. US$156 (Book ref. 210601) £100.00
VICTORIAN JEWELLERY. With a Foreword by Margaret J. Biggs and a Chapter on Collecting on Doris Langley Moore.
Cassell & Co. 1951. 1st Ed. Royal 8vo. 271pp. 10 cold. plates, over 200 ills. from photos. Some light browning, inscription, original cloth, some discolouring, ragged d/w. with loss. US$55 (Book ref. 213270) £35.00