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20th. Century Fashion
B4567) Menkes, Suzy. THE WINDSOR STYLE. 1987. 11" x 8 3/4", 224 pages, superb photographs, with 122 in colour and 74 black and white. A fashion album par excellence; the luxurious post-war life of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in their Paris mansion and converted mill-house in the French countryside. Includes priced list of the Duchess of Windsor’s jewels, sold at Geneva by Sotheby’s. Bibliography. Hb in dw, near fine in price-clipped dw. 40.00 pounds sterling
B4791) Mascetti, Daniela; Triossi,
Amanda. EARRINGS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT. 1999. 12" x
9", 224 pages, illustrated with over 600 examples,
B1190) Becker, Vivienne. ART NOUVEAU JEWELRY. 1998. 11
7/8" x 8 3/4", 240 pages, 456 illustrations,
B2827) Gere, Charlotte. EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN JEWELLERY 1830-1914. 1975. 10" x 7 3/8", 240 pages, 64 colour illustrations, over 150 black and white illustrations. Essential reference, covers fashions and styles, materials, techniques and marks. Includes over 120 biographical accounts of jewellers and designers, including firms and individuals. Glossary, Bibliography. Hb in dw, near fine. 60.00 pounds sterling
John. THE SIAMESE RUBY. 1987. 9 3/4" x 8 1/2", 119 pages, well
illustrated, almost wholly in colour. The first book to deal exclusively with
the Siamese ruby. Hb in dw, dw virtually complete although badly scarred
(possibly by contact with sticky tape) and torn, now repaired. The book itself
is in near fine condition.
B6091) Newman, Renee. DIAMOND RING BUYING GUIDE : How to Evaluate, Identify and Select Diamonds and Diamond Jewelry. 6th edition, 2002. 9" x 7", 156 pages, well illustrated in black and white and colour. ‘Highly informative… useful for the first-time diamond buyer, the gemologist, and the retailer’. Soft covers, a near fine copy. 10.00 pounds sterling
B4790) Nadelhoffer, Hans. CARTIER Jewelers Extraordinary. 1999. 11 3/4" x
9", 312 pages, 493 illustrations,
B5310) Loring, John. PAULDING
FARNHAM : Tiffany's Lost Genius. 2000. 12 1/4" x 9 1/4", 151 pages, 184 illustrations, including
147 full colour plates. ‘Paulding Farnham was, without contest, the
greatest native-born jewelry designer the United States has produced’.
Chronology. Hb in dw, near
B4672) Tolstikov, Vladimir; Treister,
Mikhail. THE GOLD OF
B4696) BRITISH GOLDSMITHS OF TODAY. 1992. 8 5/8" x 8 5/8", 132
pages, superbly illustrated in colour. Published in conjunction with the
Goldsmiths’ Company exhibition; exhibitors – goldsmiths and
jewelers, silversmiths, are each described with a double-page spread, with
colour photographs of their work. Soft covers, a very good copy. Uncommon.
Peter. Unravelling the Mystery: THE STORY OF THE GOLDSMITH'S COMPANY IN THE
TWENTIETH CENTURY. 2000. 9 7/8" x 6 3/8", 2 volumes, 466 + 205
pages, black and white illustrations. Hb, 2 volumes in slipcase, signed by
author on title page of volume
Jinks. BASIC JEWELLERY MAKING
TECHNIQUES. 1993. 11" x 8 1/2", 112 pages, superbly illustrated with
colour photographs of step-by-step techniques. Soft covers, near fine.
Chuck. JEWELRY : Contemporary Design and Technique. 1983. 10 1/4" x
8 3/8", 267 pages, extensively illustrated with 500 illustrations, 32 of
which are in colour. This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated book offers all
the information needed to create handmade jewellery and other metal objects.
More than 65 metalworking techniques are clearly and concisely explained,
supported by step-by-step photographs. Comprehensive appendices, Glossary,
Bibliography. Hb, no dw (as issued?); bump to lower corner, else near fine.