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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, 108 in colour. A wide-ranging study that will be a rich source of inspiration and delight for collectors and fashion lovers, students and lovers of jewelry. Biographical notes on designers, glossary, bibliography. Folded card covers, discrete remainder mark, otherwise a near fine copy. 20.00 pounds sterling

B1190) Becker, Vivienne. ART NOUVEAU JEWELRY. 1998. 11 7/8" x 8 3/4", 240 pages, 456 illustrations, 156 in colour, 214 makers' marks. Superbly illustrated. Biography and checklist of notable jewelers, guide to identification, bibliography. Soft covers, near fine, except for remainder mark on lower edge. US$ 22.50 / 15.00 pounds sterling


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


B4512) Hoskin, 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. 30.00 pounds sterling


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, 198 in colour. The full authenticated story of Cartier, the author was given access to previously unpublished photographs and working designs, also the company archives were placed at his sole disposal. Extensive notes, bibliography, Cartier family tree, chronology. Folded card covers, near fine. 25.00 pounds sterling


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 fine. 45.00 pounds sterling


B4672) Tolstikov, Vladimir; Treister, Mikhail. THE GOLD OF TROY : Searching for Homer's Fabled City. 1996. 11 1/2" x 9 3/4", 239 pages, 277 illustrations, including 263 full colour plates. The official catalogue of the ‘Gold of Troy’ exhibition at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, with superb colour photographs of all 259 artifacts in the Pushkin Museum, accompanied by extensive individual commentaries. Chronology, Bibliography. Hb in dw, discrete remainder mark on lower edges, otherwise a near fine copy. 28.00 pounds sterling


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. 30.00 pounds sterling


B4563) Jenkins, 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 1, a near fine copy. 35.00 pounds sterling





B4103) McGrath, 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. 10.00 pounds sterling

B2585) Evans, 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. 25.00 pounds sterling


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