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GIA (Gemological Institute of America) houses perhaps the world’s most comprehensive collection documenting the history, science, business, and art of gems and jewelry. This online collection from the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center presents some of the most unique and rare books in the library’s collection. GIA is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in gemology and jewelry arts. The Institute’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems a...


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by Hendley, Thomas Holbein, 1847-1917
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With 167 plates (32 in colours, 135 in monochrome). Extracted from the Journal of Indian Art, 1906-1909. "It is certainly the largest, most detailed, and lavishly illustrated monograph ever to appear on the subject. The jewelry of each province of India and Burma is carefully examined and described, with citations from works of early travelers and other authorities giving the native terms and synonomies for specific types of jewels, and, in some instances, for gemstones, jewelry-making...
Topic: Jewelry--India--History
Edited and compiled by William Borsodi.
Topics: Jewelry--Marketing--Handbooks, manuals, etc., manuals, etc.
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by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945.
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"Russia's Diamond Treasure is composed of the best portion of the State-Jewels and Regalia, formerly the property of the tsars."--Pt. 1, p. 12 "Official examination [of the Treasure] took place in March-April [1922] ... Description of the whole collection is the personal contribution of the mineralogist A.E. Fersman assisted by S.N. Troinitzky...an​d A.N. Benois... "--Pt. 1, p.12-13. "Experts especially appointed ... expert-​jewellers: A. Fabergé, A. Kolter, B....
Topics: Crown jewels--Russia--Catalogs, Gems--Russia--Catalogs
Partial contents: History of sources of supply -- Properties of gold -- Various qualities and alloys of gold -- Melting and rolling -- Coining -- Solid wire-drawing -- Manufacturing processes -- Engraving and chasing -- Solders and soldering -- Various processes of colouring and finishing -- Collecting and refining waste gold -- Tables of specific gravities, alloys, etc. -- Useful hints.
Topics: Gold--Handbooks, manuals, etc., Goldwork--Handbooks, manuals, etc., Gold alloys--Handbooks,...
This edition noted in Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4891. The most important poem, or hymn, for the gemologist is the Lithica, "where in 770 lines the virtues of some thirty gems are set forth with considerable allusion to magic...From the content, the form, the viewpoint and the style of this poem, it is most apparent the composer could only have lived...before the Emperor Constantine and not long after Emperor Valentine."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, v. 2, p. 775.
Topics: Precious stones--Poetry, Precious stones--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Therapeutic...
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by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945
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Volume 1 of 2.  Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/DragotsennyeiTsvetnyeKamniRossiiTom2 Summary: "This monumental work, still unsuperseded even by modern works published in the USSR, was prepared by Fersman to place on record all of the important facts that he could locate on the gemstones of the USSR for the purpose of publicizing these resources and encouraging exploitation to aid the economic recovery after the Revolution."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2041. ...
Topic: Precious stones--Former Soviet republics
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Volume 2 of 2. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliography
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
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Adapted from the English translation of Philemon Holland, London, 1601.--p. v With reproduction of t.p. of the Adam Islip 1601 ed. of the Historie of the world. "Published posthumously from materials assembled and edited by Kay Swindler of the Gemological Institute staff but her services not mentioned."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 333. Partial contents: The author, Pliny the Elder.-- Authorities cited by Pliny -- Pliny as a mineralogist and gem expert -- Roman jewelry...
Topics: Gemology, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800
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The Don Sturdy series. Illustrated by Walter S. Rogers.
Topics: Gold--Egypt--Fiction, Mystery and detective stories
"Describes and attempts to identify the figures and interpret meanings of the persons portrayed on these two record-size cameos...Both cameos are shown full size in the engravings."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3901. Latin text with sections in French and quotations and examples in Greek.
Topics: Gems, Classical--Early works to 1800, Cameos, Classical, Roman emperors--Portraits
Collection of privately published papers on natural history. Partial contents: VIII. Versuch einer Mineralgeschich​te des Oberösterreisch​en Salzkammergutes / Ignatz von Born.--XI. Nachricht von ungarischen Opalen und Weltaugen / Hrn. Traugott Delius.--XV. Chymische Versuche mit dem sogenannten carrarischen, und dem sogenannten florentinischen figurirten Marmor zur Erläuterung der Mineralogie / Johan Zauschners.-​-​XVI. Schreiben über die Mineralgeschich​te von Oesterreich unter...
Topics: Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Opals--Early works to 1800, Platinum--Early works to 1800,...
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Originally published: Radnor, Pa. : Chilton Book Co., c1981. "...over 700 references to beryl are presented. In addition, Sinkankas includes an appendix of beryl nomenclature, listing over 500 names for beryl that he encountered during his research. [This book] is the ultimate reference on beryl and is a definite must for the library of anyone interested in gems."--Gems & Gemology, Winter 1981, p. 242. Appendix on derivation of names and terms. Includes bibliographical references...
Topics: Emeralds, Beryl
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliographyVol2
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
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"The text covers the entire span of ancient to modern knowledge of the pearl, its host, formation, the natural history of the several shellfish, salt- and fresh-water, methods of fishing, preparation of pearls, marketing, fashion, lore, and many other topics directly or indirectly related to the central theme... [a] truly monumental work..."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3690.
Topic: Pearls
Quaritch's general catalogue ; pt. 2. Books on gems included in physical and mathematical sciences section; also sections on mining and metallurgy, and occult sciences. See index for additional subject listings.
Topics: Natural history--Bibliography--Catalogs, Mines and mining--Bibliography--Catalogs, Precious...
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Introduction signed: Bower Marsh. "One hundred and fifty copies only of 'Memorial rings' have been printed at my private press."
Topic: Rings
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by Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
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Part 2 of 2. Part I available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartI/page/n22 "Bibliography of precious stones": v. 2, p. 988-1015; "List of works consulted": v. 2, p. 1034-1037. "On all counts one of the most remarkable and important works on gems ever published, particularly so because its Indian author stresses the knowledge of gems and their cultural significance in the Indian lands. [...] It is the product of many years research in...
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by Shimer, Hervey Woodburn
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Topics: Earth--Origin, Geology, Stratigraphic, Paleobotany
"A rare book."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1255.  "Psychological properties of minerals 223-65, same for gemstones 267-320, the last including topaz, amethyst, coral, rock crystal, emerald, diamond, ruby, turquoise, sapphire, red garnet and carbuncle. For each is given some curious lore, sometimes a little mineralogical information, and a discussion of the influence of these upon the wearer and also a synbolic [sic] line drawing, reminiscent of the kind alchemists...
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Topics: Occultism, Gems--Therapeutic use, Gems--Folklore
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by Kozminsky, Isidore
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39 specimens in color and 22 other illustrations. "An outstanding work, comparable to Kunz's Curious Lore or Magic in respect to authenticity & accuracy of information but not so large in size. Even so, it contains a wealth of material, some of it not to be found in the Kunz works mentioned and making it a desirable complement to them."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3552. Partial contents: Study of precious stones in early times -- The most ancient science -- The ephod of...
Topics: Precious stones, Gems, Charms
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B. & H. B. Kent, diamond merchants and jewelers. "Desirable gold and silver articles; watches and diamond jewelry"
Topics: Jewelry--Catalogs, Diamonds--Catalogs
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Twenty photographs from the original drawings in The British Museum. "Issued essentially as a pattern book to be used in 'schools of art and amateurs'".--lot description.
Topics: Art nouveau, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--19th century, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--20th...
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by Studer, Paul, 1879-1927
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"There are three types of mediaeval lapidary [one who studies gemstones] - the mineralogical, the symbolic and the astrological-​are represented in Anglo-Norman versions. Thirteen different lapidaries, complete or fragmentary, have come down to us."--p. xviii "The true severance between magic and science can only be made when magic becomes wilfully irrational, and the eleventh century was an Age of Faith and not of reason in the whole sphere of exact knowledge."--p. xv....
Topic: Lapidaries (Medieval literature)
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by Ceruti, Benedetto, d. 1620
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Essentially a catalog of the Museo Calceolari. Sect. 1 deals with plants, including coral; sect. 3 deals with gemstones; sect. 5 deals with metallic minerals. With beautifully engraved illustrations.--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1216. Added title page title: Musaeum Calceolarianum Veronense
Topics: Museo Francesco Calzolari (Verona, Italy)--Catalogs, Natural history...
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Printed marginalia. Two large folded star charts (stars represented by Hebrew letters) bound-in at back of book. First published: Paris : H. du Mesnil, 1629. Noted in Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2287. The author was Cardinal Richelieu's priest and librarian. He is also known to be a learned writer on rabbinical works and cabalistic science. "[This] work was condemned by the Sorbonne and aroused virulent attacks, but it was nevertheless reprinted three times within six months and...
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Glyptics--Early works to 1800, Talismans--Middle East--Early works to...
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Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
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"[I]t is undisputed that our knowledge of ancient gemology is solidly based on the last book, Book 37, in [Pliny's] treatise."--Gemology, J. Sinkankas, p. 814. Partial contents: L. XXXIII. Naturae metallorum.--L. XXXIV. AEris metalla, & ferri, & plumbi, & stanni.--L. XXXVI. Naturae lapidum et luxuriae marmorum. XXXVII. Origo gemmarum.
Topics: Natural history--Pre-Linnean works, Precious stones--Early works to 1800
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by Vail-Shipley Shop
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Advertisements  Vail Jewelry Co., founded in 1884, was owned by Edward Vail. His daughter Jeanette married Robert Shipley in 1911. After the birth of their son Robert Shipley Jr., in 1913, Shipley Sr joined the Vail Jewelry Co. Over the next 15 years, Shipley Sr "turned Wichita's oldest jewelry store in to its largest and made the company a leader in the Midwest. He opened stores in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. He added departments for fine china and giftware, as well as a small...
Topic: E. Vail & Co.
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by Lacroix, Alfred, 1863-1948
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Series: La science Française. "Bibliographie": p. 21-36
Topic: Mineralogy--History
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by Jones, Fayette Alexander, 1859-
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New Mexico. State School of Mines. Mineral resources survey of New Mexico. Bulletin 1.
Topic: Mines and mineral resources--New Mexico
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by Follot, Paul
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12 colored plates heightened by hand, and 12 black-and-white plates of Art Nouveau jewelry and decorative items. Publication date provided in lot description.
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Topics: Art nouveau, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--19th century, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--20th...
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Partial contents: Old World roots of the American cut -- Mechanization, ingenuity, and Henry Dutton Morse -- More innovations and the emergence of optics -- Merchandising and the early years of the American cut -- Tolkowsky, Shipley, and GIA -- Putting it all together : appearance, proportions, and the American cut.
Topics: Morse, Henry D., 1826-1888, Shipley, Robert M. (Robert Morill), 1887-1978, Wade, Frank B.,...
A significant and comprehensive work on the folklore and healing properties of gemstones.--description submitted for Facets of GIA exhibit. "An encyclopedic, durable work [...] Apparently Kunz meant this work and its companion volume, Magic of Jewels and Charms [...] to be the ultimate compilations of everything worth knowing on the curious lore of gemstones, and in justice to his effort, it can be said that no works compare to them, even to this day."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry...
Topics: Gems--Folklore, Gems
Mit 122 lithographierten Tafeln. 2. durchfesehene & ergänzte aufl.
Topics: Alchemy, Astrology
Partial contents: Metallurgy of gold.--Prices, alloys, gold alloys, gold melting.-​-​Rolling and slitting gold.--The workshop and tools.-​-​Filigree wire-​drawing.-​-​Manufacture of personal ornaments.-​-​Finger rings.-​-​Mounting and setting.-​-​Mayoral chains and cvic insignia.-- Antique jewellery and its revival.-​-​Manufacture of gold chains.-​-​Precious stones.-​-​Cutting diamonds and other precious gems.-​-​Polishing and finishing.-​-​Chasing,...
Topics: Goldwork, Jewelry, Valuation, Assaying
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Volume 2 of 3. "The word "monumental" is justly applied to this work in respect not only to its size but also to its content; it is the most comprehensive monograph ever published on the engraved gems of antiquity."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2277. Contents: 1. Bd. 67 Tafeln in Heliogravure.--2. Bd. Beschreibung und Erklearung der Tafeln.--3. Bd. Geschichte der Steinschneidekunst im klassischen Altertum, mit 3 Tafeln.
Topics: Gems--History, Glyptics--History
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by Simonin, Louis, 1830-1886
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Illustrée de 18 vignettes sur bois, par A. de Neuville et accompagnée de 9 cartes. Bibliothèque des merveilles, publiée sous la direction de M. Édouard Charton. Contents: Visite de la maison.-​-​L'homme fossile.-​-​L'industrie minérale.-- Les carrières de Paris.--Les filons metalliques.-​-​Les sels et les gaz naturels.--Les houillères Françaises.
Topics: Mines and mineral resources, Quarries and quarrying--France, Man, Prehistoric, Coal mines and...
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by Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
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With 90 illustrations in color, doubletone and line. Partial contents: Magic stones and electric gems -- On meteorites, or celestial stones -- Stones of healing -- On the virtues of fabulous stones, concretions and fossils -- Snake stones and bezoars -- Angels and ministers of grace -- On the religious use of various stones -- Amulets: ancient, medieval, and oriental -- Amulets of primitive peoples and of modern times -- Facts and fancies about precious stones.
Topics: Gems, Charms, Amulets
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by Dufrène, Maurice, 1876-
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24 plates of jewelry illustrations. Plates embossed with woman reclining reading a book.
Topics: Jewelry-€-€‹Design-France-€‹-€‹History-€‹-€‹19th century,...
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by Caustier, Eugene, 1864-
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"A beautifully, lavishly illustrated work on the underground world in general but actually placing most emphasis on mineral resources and their recovery... On the whole it is a fair summary of the major facts, especially on the diamond...."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1201.
Topics: Structural Geology, Economic Geology, Mines and mineral resources
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by Foote, W. M. (Warren Mathews)
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Compiled by Warren M. Foote. "Containing useful lists and tables of reference, with specimen prices of all common and many rare minerals. For the use of teachers, students, collectors and others interested in mineralogy and its practical applications." "186 pages, illustrated by 40 photo-engravings."--title page. Cover title: Complete mineral catalogue
Topics: Minerals--Catalogs and collections, Minerals
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Ouvrage illustré d'un Frontispice en couleurs et de 12 planches hors texte. "A thorough catalogue of the [French] jewelry exhibited at the Milan 1906 Exposition, including contemporary works by Fouquet, Paul Templier, L. Vaguer, Wolfers Freres and others. Ancient and medieval jewelry is also included as well as ethnic jewelry."--J.M. Cohen Rare Books website. "Engraved color frontispiece of the bracelet by Fouquet, designed by Alphonse Mucha for Sarah Bernhardt, first exhibited...
Topics: Jewelry--France--History, Jewelry--Italy--Exhibitions, Jewelry--Design--France--History, Exposition...
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Volume 3 of 4. Translation of: Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia. Includes glossaries, phrases, and vocabularies of the Malay language (v. 2) and the Chinese language (v. 4) Contents: v.1. Containing a voyage to to the southern parts of Europe and to the Cape of Good Hope in Africa, in the years 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773. -- v.2. Containing two expeditions to the interior part of the country adjacent to the Cape of Good Hope, and a voyage to the Island of Java; performed in the years 1773, 1774, and...
Topics: Thunberg, Carl Peter, 1743-1828--Journeys, Voyages and travels--Early works to 1800, Precious...
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by Beauclair, Rene, 1897-
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Volume 1 of 2. Herausgegeben von Rene Beauclair ; im Verein mit Andre Petitjean, Jules Armbruster, Paul Lienard, Emile Jammes, Paul F. Follot. Each volume consists of 24 plates of sample designs. Volume 2:  https://archive​.org/details/Ne​ueIdeenFurModer​nenSchmuckVolum​e2
Topics: Jewelry--19th Century--Design, Jewelry--20th Century--Design
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Volume 1 of 5. For more information on this work, see Conklin's article James Sowerby, his publications and collections, Mineralogical Record, vol. 26, no. 4 (July-August 1995), p. 85-105.
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
Volume 1 of 2. Victorian gentlewoman, Martha Proby (1783-1864), created this two-volume set of commonplace books based on Sowerby's work. Proby meticulously hand-copied selections and illustrated her books with original watercolor paintings making this set truly one-of-a-kind. "This 2-vol. set was purchased by me [John Sinkankas] in February, 1973. . . It was bound by me in 1973. Pencilled numbers on some plates indicate correspondences with the volume and plate of the original printed...
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
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by Bratley, Geo. H. (George H.)
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"A most interesting work, much valued for its subject matter and the views of its author who states, in the preface, that 'much of the matter in Sections II. and III. is original, and the outcome of years of study and investigation.'​"-​-​Gemology by J. Sinknakas, entry no. 900. "First section on historical charms, ie, jewelry, gems and coins, vases, goblets, weapons, stones, buildings, skulls, animals, and other curious objects supposed to possess inherent supernatural...
Topics: Gems--Folklore, Gems--Religious aspects, Jewelry
3 planches refermant 178 figures. Nouvelle éd. rev., corr. et annotée par m. Charles Baye. "Entirely reset and rearranged in places but content substantially remains the same; new article added on imitation gems."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 385.
Topic: Precious stones
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by Lapparent, Albert-Auguste de, 1839-1908
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Avec 335 gravures dans le texte et une planche chromolithographiée 4è éd. rev. et corr.
Topic: Mineralogy
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Bibliothèque de la jeunesse chrétienne, approuvée par Mgr. l'Archevêque de Tours
Topic: Geology--Juvenile literature
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Chapters on precious stones from the U.S. Geological Survey mineral resources of the United States for years 1883-1893. "Published in each issue of Mineral Resources of the United States, from the first for CY [calendar year] 1882, published in 1883, and annually thereafter until CY 1905, 1906."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry nos. 3599-3608. "These reports remain historically important and in no small measure contributed to the data base for Kunz's first major book publication,...
Topics: Mines and mineral resources--United States--Statistics, Precious stones--United...
"First part: general gemology, crystallography​, properties, lapidary treatment, defects in cut stones, synthetics, imitations, etc, trade names, some curious lore... Second part: descriptive, commencing with diamond and progressing through the major gemstones to those that are of lesser importance or even rare...."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5362. "First & second parts as before but the third part now provides gem identification tables with color as the...
Topic: Precious stones
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by Keghel, Maurice de, b. 1885
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Bibliothèque des actualités industrielles, no. 161
Topics: Pearls, Mother-of-pearl
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An introductory account of the origin & object of the treatises and of Cellini's position as a craftsman and author by C.R. Ashbee. Colophon: Here end The treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on metal work and sculpture, made into English from the Italian of the Marcian codex by C.R. Ashbee, and printed by him at the Guild's Press at Essex House, with the assistance of Lawrence Hodson who sought to keep living the traditions of good printing refounded by William Morris, the master craftsman, and...
Topics: Goldwork, Sculpture
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by Kirchmann, Johann, 1575-1643
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"An extremely thorough, scholarly work on the finger-rings of antiquity, covering their significance, uses, types, metal rings, rings set with engraved gems, signet rings, talismanic & magical rings, official rings, etc."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3426.
Topic: Rings--Antiquities--Early works to 1800
Hand-colored plates.
Topic: Mineralogy--Atlases
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by Kjerulf, Theodor, 1825-1888
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Med 400 I texten trykte træsnit samt et farvetrykt kart. Edition:  Tredie omarbeidede udgave Udgivet efter opfordring og med understottelse af den Kongelige Norske Begjerings Departement for det Indre. Contents: 1. Om stene og bergarter -- 2. Jordskorpens sammenfoining -- 3. Norges fjeldbygning.
Topic: Geology--Norway
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by Kronquist, Emil F. (Emil Fritjoff), 1882-
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Topics: Jewelry making--Amateurs' manuals, Metal-work
"[T]his is the first independent gemological book written or published by an [sic] British author. The text is distinctly in two parts, the first being a general treatise on gemstones in 25 unnumbered chapters, while the second...contains 89 numbered chapters, each describing a gemstone, stone, fossil, or other substance then regarded as valuable and classed with precious stones...Here also Nicols gives adulterations, nomenclature, varieties, sources, properties (real & imaginary!),...
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Lapidaries (Medieval literature), Precious stones--Early works to 1800
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by Kandler, Richard O.
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"America's first exclusive engraving school, established in 1889 by its founder, Richard O. Kandler. This booklet published in 1908 to celebrate the 20th successful year covers its establishment, functions in teaching engraving, card plate and steel die work, jewelry design, salaries of engravers, advice to students, tuition costs and cost of engraving tools, prices of engraving, photos of students, photos of specimens of engraving by Kandler."-​-​www.abebooks.co​m
Topic: Engraving
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by Raymond, Jehan
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Art Nouveau designs for leather work. Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with outline drawing of objects represented. Partial contents: Porte-​cartes.-​-​Cadres.-​-​Porte-​monnaie.-​-​Boites a cigarettes. Boites a allumettes.-​-​Trousses de poche pour couture.-​-​Buvards et sous-​main.-​-​Porte-​cigares et porte-​cigarettes.-​-​Reliures.-​-​Ceintures. Boutons et coupe-​papier.-​-​Calendriers et blocs-​notes.-​-​Rouleaux a...
Topics: Art nouveau, Leather work
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by Wood, Justin
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Series of promotional brochures, copyrighted by J. Wood, prominent jewelers of the time.--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 7316. "H(enry) J. Howe, [was] a jewelry firm located from 1860 to 1978 in Syracuse, New York. The text is attributed to Justin Wood. J. R. Wood & Son was itself a New York City jewelry firm established in 1850, with locations in Chicago and San Francisco as well as a production plant in Brooklyn.-​-​http://www.pala​gems.com/the-​ruby
Topics: Precious stones, Diamonds
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Catalogue édité par La Collectivité des Bijoutiers-Joailliers-Orfèvres de Paris "This is a collective trade catalogue of members of the French Collective "La Collective des Bijoutiers-​Joailliers-​Orfevres de Paris" ... containing 53 photographic plates, one or two per company, each displaying 20 or so pieces of jewelry or silver; most have the company name printed on the plate ... the named companies include P. Brunet, L. Jourdan, M. Capy, Jean Desmares, P. Fauvin,...
Topics: Jewelers--France-Catalogs, Jewelers--France--20th century
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by Brauns, R. (Reinhard Anton), 1861-1937
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/TheMineralKingdomVolume2/page/n6 "Translated, with additions, by L. J. Spencer; with 91 plates (73 of which are coloured and 275 text-figures)." "The technical portion of the text provides an expert survey of mineralogy, enough to provide a good grounding in mineralogy for the amateur, but it is the descriptive portion and the details on localities that make this work most valuable to most of its users. It is also a useful...
Topic: Mineralogy
Black Letter (Fraktur) and Roman letters. "Quite rare."--lot 356 description, Pacific Book Auction Galleries (Sept. 1999). Auctore Martino Rulando.
Topic: Alchemy--Dictionaries--Early works to 1800
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by Dufrène, Maurice, 1876-
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Portfolio consists of "20 photographic plates of Art Nouveau jewelry pieces or designs.."--lot description.
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--Pictorial works, Jewelry--History--20th century--Pictorial works,...
Topics: Hairdressing, Hair-work
Topics: Mineralogy, Mineralogy--Classification, Minerals--Classification
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by Younghusband, G. J. (George John), 1859-1944
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Edition de-Luxe Partial contents: The coronation -- The regalia -- The royal crowns -- The royal sceptres -- The royal orbs -- The lesser regalia -- The king's plate -- The greater gems in the jewel house -- The Throne of England -- The regal vestments.
Topic: Crown jewels--Great Britain
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by Hills, R. C. (Richard Charles), 1848-1923
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Reprint from: Proceedings of the Colorado Scientific Society, 1889 At head of title: "Meeting of February 4th, 1889."
Topic: Beryl
Winter's school of jewelry engraving.
Topics: Engraving (Metal-work), Jewelry making, Metal-work, Winter Engraving Company, Winter School of...
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Running title: Grandeur nature "Jewelry trade catalogue, no date (ca. 1920s). Company name not listed, but mark shows "Vve B" with anchor in middle in a diamond...The first leaf, on a perforated stub is missing, most probably the firm's introductory page/order form...Rare."-​-​bookseller's description.
Topic: Jewelry
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by John V. Farwell Company
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John V. Farwell Company, Chicago, Market and Monroe Streets, importers - manufacturers - converters - wholesalers, established 1852.
Topic: Jewelry--Catalogs
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"This edition, printed on hand-made paper, consists of 150 copies, and is for private circulation only. This copy is no. 133." "The whole of the Plates in this book have been engraved by Hallett Hyatt, of 111 Oxford Street, London. All the photographs have been taken by him, and the whole of the hand-coloured facsimiles were painted under his surpevision. The book has been printed at the Chiswick Press. The Index has been prepared by Miss Lillian Mackie."--p. [vi] Partial...
Topics: Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, Gems, Jewelry, Art objects--Private collections
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by Foote, W. M. (Warren Mathews)
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Compiled by W. M. Foote ; 216 pages, illustrated. Contents: pt. I. Mineral collections and material for the laboratory.-​-​pt. II. Descriptive account of choice specimens. Meteorites. Price list of individual specimens. Classified table of minerals according to Dana's system with index. Metallurgical classification of minerals.--Rare minerals for manufacturing purposes supplied in commercial quantities, see page 98.
Topics: Minerals, Mineralogy--Catalogs and collections