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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 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
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by Funck-Brentano, Frantz, 1862-1947
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"D'après de nouveaux documents recueillis en partie par A. Bégis." 11. éd. Series: Bibliothèque d'histoire.
Topics: Diamond Necklace Affair, France, 1785, Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of...
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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 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
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by Quénioux, Gaston
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830 gravures, 2 planches en couleurs.
Topics: Decorative arts--France, Decoration and ornament, Art--France
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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
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Volume 3 of 3. An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-Philippe.--II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Vol 2-3 paged continuously. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900I.Consulat.Empire Volume 2: ...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
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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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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 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
Edited and compiled by William Borsodi.
Topics: Jewelry--Marketing--Handbooks, manuals, etc., manuals, etc.
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
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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
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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"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
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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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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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Describes the contents of the tomb of Childeric I, the Merovingian king of the Franks. Items described include: ornaments, arms, jewels, engraved gems, coins, etc. "Depicted are gold jewelry, some set with gemstones, a full page engraving of gold rings set with engraved gems, and another of engraved scaraboid gems...A rare work."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1284.
Topics: Childeric I, King of the Franks, d. 481, Decorative arts, Frankish--Belgium--Tournai,...
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by Rapp, Frederic J. von
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Contents: Pearls / Frederic J. von Rapp (1913) -- Diamonds [1910s] -- Sapphires, emeralds, rubies / Frederic J. von Rapp (1914). Pearls: "Brief remarks on history, occurrences, fishing, properties, weights, values, forms, drilling, stringing, pearl collections and famous pearls."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5354. Sapphires, emeralds, rubies: "Historical notes, sources, some famous gems, curious lore, etc."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5355.
Topics: Pearls, Diamonds
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by Savard & Fils
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Jewelry trade catalog. Partial contents: Bagues.-​-​Chevalières.-​-​Dormeuses.-​-​Broches.-​-​Boutons.-​-​Bracelets.-​-​Chaines.-​-​Croix et chapelets.-​-​Èpingles de cravates.-​-​Mèdailles.-​-​Mèdaillons.-​-​Sautoirs.
Topics: Jewelry--20th century--France--Catalogs, Jewelers--France--Catalogs
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Includes bibliographic references and indexes. "Discusses belief in the virtues of gemstones and jewels from ancient periods into the 17th and 18th centuries, with emphasis on its manifestations in England. [...] Gems and precious stones are mentioned throughout, and specific virtues as have been assigned to them. Scarce."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1965.
Topics: Gems (in religion, folk-lore, etc.), Jewelry--History
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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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"[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 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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Volume 1 of 3.  An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-​Philippe.-​-​II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Volume 1 includes loose 4 page pamphlet advertising the three-volume set. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900.Ii.LeSecondEmpire...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
"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
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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 Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
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Part 1 of 2. Part 2 available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartIi/page/n10 "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...
Topic: Gems
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,...
Topics: Jewelry making, Jewelry
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by Rapp, Frederic J. von
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" Brief remarks on history, occurrences, fishing, properties, weights, values, forms, drilling, stringing, pearl collections and famous pearls."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5354.
Topic: Pearls
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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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by Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
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Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club ; v. 2, no. 3. Reprinted from: The American mineralogist, vol. 3, no. 6, June, 1918. Partial contents: The life and work of Haüy / George F. Kunz.-- An outline of the life of Haüy / George F. Black.-- René-Just Haüy and his influence / Herbert P. Whitlock.-- Haüy's Traité de Minéralogie / Louis P. Gratacap.-- Haüy's contribution to our knowledge of isomorphism / Edward H. Kraus.-- Haüy, the "father of crystallography​" / Frank D....
Topics: Haüy, René Just, 1743-1822, René Just, 1743-1822
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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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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.,...
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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
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"One of the most important modern scientific monographs on the pearl."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 843. "The first part of 10 chs is general, taking up pearl in antiquity, pearl characteristics & chemical/physic​al properties, valuation, pearls in jewelry (particularly as worn by famous persons), distinguishing real & culture pearls, and pearl classification.​"-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 843. "The second part of 7 chs deals...
Topic: Pearls
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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...
vom direktor derselben Dr. jur. Julius Erbstein. mit zwei abbildungen. Dritte Auflage. Plan of museum on back cover. "The stupendous collections of ornamental objects in the Green Vaults of the Royal Palace (Saxony) in Dresden, are here described in eight rooms or salons."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1931. Noted in Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1933.
Topic: Art objects--Germany--Dresden--Catalogs
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by Millin, A. L. (Aubin Louis), 1759-1818
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2e. ed., augm. et corr. Largely rewritten from first edition, "much new matter added, and now with index."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4490. Includes bibliographical references (p. [110]-131) and index.
Topics: Glyptics--Early works to 1800, Gems--Early works to 1800
"Astounding work, both for its content involving an enormous amount of research into the literature, and its commentaries upon nephrite and jadeite jades as then known from all parts of the world and in all cultures." "The second and by far the largest part, 63-318 that surely must still be the most exhaustive survey of the cultural-historical-scientific literature pertaining in whole or part to jade that has even been assembled within the covers of one book; it remains truly...
Topics: Jade, Stone age, Ethnology--Miscellanea
"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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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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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 Davenport, Cyril, 1848-1941
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With a frontispiece in colour and forty-one other illustrations. 2d ed. Little books on art. Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-160)
Topic: Jewelry
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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by Matasek, Ray J.
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Partial contents: Photo engraving -- Crayon drawing -- Pen and ink drawing -- Stipple work -- Silver print drawings.
Topics: Drawing--Technique, Etching, Metals--Etching
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by Encyclopedia Britannica
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Portion from vol. 11 of 18 volume set. Other title: Encyclopaedia Britannica or, a dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature, Vol. XI. Partial contents: Microgrpahy -- Micrometer -- Of single microscopes -- Of double microscopes, commonly called compound microscopes -- Of solar microscopes -- The camera obscura, or lucernal, microscope -- Description of the parts of a microscopical appartus, common to most instruments.
Topics: Microscope and microscopy, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Mit 122 lithographierten Tafeln. 2. durchfesehene & ergänzte aufl.
Topics: Alchemy, Astrology
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by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919
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Dorothy's aunt and uncle get acquainted with Oz after they lose their farm and Ozma invites them to live with her.
Topics: Baum, Emerald City, Fantasy, Oz, Neill
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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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by Ahsanullah, Khwaja, Nawab, (1846-1901).
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"A very handsome catalog of 14 jewels and jeweled objects... The plates are intensely colored lithographs which were used in Hendley's Indian jewellery, 1906-1909, specifically pl 113... A very rare work, apparently issued only to friends or honored guests of Nawab."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1529. "This album illustrates a few pieces of Oriental jewellery from the Dacca Collection, some of which are quite unique, while others are of historical interest. It has been...
Topics: Jewelry--Private collections--India, Diamonds, Notable, Darya-i Nur (Diamond)
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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 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,...
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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...
[5th ed.] Spine title: Jewelers' Weekly complete directory of the jewelry trade 1897 At head of title: Fifth year Includes indexes to: Advertisers: p. 6-7; Buyers: p. 8-15 Partial contents: Diamond table [price per carat] -- Gold tables [prices]: 10 karat, 12 karat, 14 karat, 18 karat -- Silversmiths' table [prices] -- Wage table (showing amount of wages earned from 1 hr to 6 days at from $8.00 to $25.00 per week).
Topics: Jewelers--United States--Directories, Jewelry trade--United States--Directories,...
"An auction catalog of considerable historical interest because of the items sold, namely a part of the treasure of the Turkish Sultantate that the last sultan, Abdul Hamid II, was able to remove after his exile in 1909....The items consisted largely of diamond-set jewelry, numerous unset diamonds and single pearls, with many of the unset diamonds being over 35 carats and a number over 50 carats."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 6. 
Topics: Auctions--France, Jewelry--Catalogs, Abdülhamid II, 1842-1918--Art collections. Sultan of the...
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by Guidus, Joannes, the elder
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"'...Guidi was a jurisconsult and the volume is chiefly concerned with legal questions involving alchemists, gems, and so forth.' [Thorndike, History of Magic, 7, 252]"--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2608. Partial contents: Liber I. De metallarus; De artificius metallorum; De alchimistis.--Lib. II. De metallis; De auro, & argento; De gemmis; De ferro, & armis; De salinis.--Lib. III. De moneta; De thesauris; De rebus aureis, & argenteis; De ornamentis; De vistibus...
Topics: Alchemy--Italy--History, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Gems--Early works to 1800, Precious...
"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 Rosenthal, Léonard, 1870-1955
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[Deluxe ed.] First 12 plates preceded by transparent guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. Publication date and edition statement taken from Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5562. Partial contents: L'émeraude -- Le rubis -- Le saphir -- Les gemmes et leurs vertus -- Les pierres gravées -- La magie et les superstitions -- Le prix des gemmes. Un torrent de pierreries -- Le bijou. Splendid color plates of Léon Carré, dated 1922-23, inserted in the text at appropriate places... set of 12...
Topics: Gems, Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Glyptics, Folk-lore
Plates dated 1781, 1782, and 1784; 13 plates dated Dec. 14, 1784. "[A] very rare book."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 6289.
Topics: Gems--Private collections, Gems--Private collections--Early works to 1800, Portraits on gems--Early...
Winter's school of jewelry engraving.
Topics: Engraving (Metal-work), Jewelry making, Metal-work, Winter Engraving Company, Winter School of...
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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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Edited by Charles Austin Bates.
Topics: Jewelry--Marketing--Handbooks, manuals, etc., manuals, etc.
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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
32nd Annual Catalogue 1888
Topics: Jewelry--Catalogs, Jewelers--United States--19th century
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by Bishop, Heber Reginald, 1840-1902
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/BishopCollectionVol2 "Yü-shou" and "Illustrations of the modern manufacture of jade" have separate t.p's.; "Yü-shou" also has separate bibliography. Includes bibliographical references (v. 1) and index (v. 2). Contents: V. 1. Preface -- Pt. 1. General introduction -- Pt. 2. Jade in China -- Pt. 3. Jade as a mineral -- Pt. 4. Methods of working jade -- Pt. 5. Worked jade -- Bibliography -- Index. Contents: V....
Topics: Jade, Jade--China, Bishop Collection
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Volume 1 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 Erkearung der Tafeln.--3. Bd. Geschichte der Steinschneidekunst im klassischen Altertum, mit 3 Tafeln. Volume 2 available at:...
Topics: Gems--History, Glyptics--History
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"... 2000 pictures of historical jewelry. The Table of Contents (Inhalt) describes the origin of the jewerly on each plate."-​-​booksellers descr. Spine title: Quelle : mappe VII
Topics: Jewelry--Pictorial works, Jewelry--Catalogs
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"The giving of Rings at Funerals was a very early custom in New England and was brought here from Old England by our early settlers" --p. 12.
Topics: Rings--Inscriptions, Funeral rites and ceremonies--Customs and practices
"Among the specimens [described] many are of interest to the gemologist, eg, lapis lazuli, p 701, jet, p 85-6, amber, p 87-​90,...precious coral, p 114-21, bezoars, 171-82, and pearls & nacre, 188-213, this last with an engraving of an instrument used to measure the diameter of pearls for purposes of obtaining weight (p 209)."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4390 .
Topic: Mineralogy--Early works to 1800
"[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
Plate preceding t.p. shows pair of 44 ct. diamond drop earrings made to accompany a bust of the Empress of Russia.
Topics: Cox, James, jeweler--Art collections--Catalogs, Jewelry--Catalogs, Mechanical musical...
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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...