Lovely, thin triangular biface on flint from the Suwannee River/Withlacoochee River basin area. Excellent condition, height 2 1/2". Glossy patina, and the distal end appears to have been heat treated. Auction purchase, ex. Cottingham collection, Texas. This lithic has been retouched around the entirety of the perimeter, and there is a broader reverse notch or shaft straightener above the obvious deep notch. Dates to 10,000-8,000 BCE.
Small Neanderthal ovate biface handaxe, flint, height 2 5/8". Intact and flawless condition. Surface find, Grand-Pressigny, France. This is a little gem, extremely finely worked. Difficult to convey in the photos the quality of craftsmanship in this small ovate axe. Approximately 50,000 BCE.
This is a 2.76 CARAT EMERALD CUT LOOSE DIAMOND GIA CERTIFIED VS1 CLARITY H COLOR
HI GRADE Diamond
An excellent reference book signed by the author, Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and published in 1982 by Dodd Meade. The jacket has a few tears ( see photos) however, this hardcover is in nice tight condition. A fine history of the Gorham Company (Providence, Rhode Island) and their silverware products. There are 295 b&w photographs, 8 color plates, 40 photographs of marks, photographs of 313 flatware patterns. 332pp.
Probably Homo Ergaster ("workman"). Jasper, El Mrayer, Mauritania, length 5 1/2". In excellent condition with some crystal growth. Nice semi-glossy to glossy desert patina, irregular to both sides, indicating that it was probably wedged in somewhere and was more windblown on one side. Approx. 1.4 million BCE.
Eijer, Dieuwke, Kagamibuta, Mirrors of Japanese Life and Legend, The Baur Collection / Heinz Kaempfer Fund (Geneva / Leiden), 1994. 95 pages, numerous b/w and color illustrations. Extensive description of the history, materials, techniques of kagamibuta, its subject matter and kagamibuta makers, richly illustrated with excellent photos of pieces from the Baur Collection and from private collections...
Large bifacially worked Neanderthal burin with a concave scraper edge. Chert, from Marbach, Germany. Legal excavation find. Length 3 7/8". Excellent condition with dry patina. Hefty piece, with several large flake removals and then some fine retouches on the concave scraper edge. Very stable ergonomic design, allowing for a solid grip. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
A bronze barrel-lock formed as a standing horse with curved legs, ring-and-dot motifs to the body, the recurved tail forming the hasp.
33.2 grams, 36mm (1 1/2"). Very fine condition.
Provenance: From the property of a London gentleman; thence by descent; previously in an important private Mayfair, London collection, acquired after 1970.
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This rare, 15 page booklet, written and published by F.E. Ormsby: famed, respected and controversial prognosticator, was issued as a “Twentieth Century Announcement” to promote Ormsby’s books, writings and other products...
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 305-275 BC. AR Didrachm.
Superb early style Rhodes Didrachm with a classical portrait of Helios in high relief.
Head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right.
Weight: 6.56 grams.
Condition: EF, lightly toned, beautifully centered on a large flan with full PODION on the reverse.
Ex. Hoard sold at Roma Numismatics
3 Neanderthal multi-tools on irregular Levallois flakes. From Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 3/4" and 3 7/8". Legal surface finds. All in excellent condition. A fine grouping of ultra-thin irregular Levallois flakes, each with a variety of different, retouched blade and scraper edges. Beautiful Fontmaure jasper
Not complete. A very rare document on Chinese porcelain in French, published by A. Morel in 1881, first edition. Reference book with 227 pages and 30 heliogravures and chromolithographs and more than 120 illustrations in the text. Large quarto pages loose in portfolio, pages uncut. Condition: not complete, the Nos. XXXI and XXXII of the heliogravures and chromolithographs are missing, so are the text pages 113 to 120. Some foxing on pages. Dimension: c. 38 cm x 29 cm.
2 late Neolithic or mid bronze age hammer stones. Flint, heights 2 1/2" and 2 3/8". From a mid bronze age site at Great Barton, UK. Legal surface find. Both of these hammer stones exhibit extensive use, and are in excellent condition. Uncertain as to dates on these, most likely later Neolithic, 2500-1500 BCE.
Three Neanderthal multi-tools on chert from the Nordlinger Ries, Germany. Legal surface finds, all in excellent condition, the smallest of the three missing a chip near the distal end. Heights between 2 1/8" and 3". each of these three lithics has a nice variety of functional tools. The burin on the left (which is still quite sharp) has a boldly flaked blade edge and a more refined partial scraper edge...
Chagall Lithographs VI (1980-1985): The size of Book: 13" L x 9 3/4" W x 1 1/4" Thick, 244 pages, 150 black & white plus color illustrations. Hardcover cloth binding in pictorial dust jacket and acetate. The condition of Book excellent with very little wear on edges. Volume VI: 1980-1985, 226 pages. English. hardcover with over 106 Illustrations. Published in the United States in 1986 by Crown Publisher, Inc. New York. Translated from French by John Ottaway. Mnufactured in Italy...
ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 305-275 BC. AR Didrachm.
Superb Greek coin with a classical portrait of Helios in a wonderful style.
Head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right. E-Y below.
Weight: 6.64 grams.
Condition: Choice Near EF, lightly toned.
Ex. Roma Numismatics 2016
Lovely Neanderthal discoid scraper from the Vallee de la Creuse, France. Flint, excellent condition, height 2 3/8". Legal surface find. Soft ground patina. Finely conceived and executed scraper on a flake. The entire edge, minus a small portion for a finger grip, has been retouched, giving a nice variety of functional edges. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
Large, impressive lower to mid Paleolithic Acheulean axe. Flint, height 6". Vienne, France. Legal surface find. Missing 2 large chips on the verso at the proximal end. The flattened distal end may be use damage as the surface is patinated equal to the rest of the axe, or it may have been originally made or altered in this fashion to use as a crusher. Beautifully formed and sculptural piece with a gorgeous, luminous patina. Very sophisticated ergonomic design...
20TH Century Chinese New Year print on paper. Shrink-wrapped onto board for protection. Total size is: 18" by 12". Art size is: 17.25" by 11.125".
A book club edition published in 1961. The dust jacket is worn with fading,
tears and stains (as pictured).There is also a name written on the front free paper in pencil. No price is noted on the corner of the dustjacket.
An excellent pictorial reference book documenting the famed Anthony M. Solomon Collection of Chinese Tomb Sculptures. There are about 60 high quality, full color photos plus some very informative text by Virginia Bower. The pieces represented mostly cover the Han, Northern Wei, Northern Qi, and Tang Dynasties This is a very good book for anybody interested in tomb sculptures...
A copy of ROBERT GENN IN PRAISE OF PAINTING MERRITT 1981 a self-authored 133 page profusely illustrated art book, published in 1981 by Merritt Publishing of Vancouver, British Columbia. The illustrations are in colour and black and white, and this 12-1/2" x 9" book is in MINT unmarred condition. It also has the original dust jacket in superb condition as well, with only the slightest, barely noticeable edge bumps...
Four hundred lots are noted in this auction catalog along with a final tally sheet.Furniture, clocks rugs, etc.
This is an Early GEORGE WASHINGTON PINBACK POLITICAL PIN from a Maryland Estate.
Transfer Print has been applied to the Base Metal; size is 7/8" in diameter. Date this One circa first 20 years of the 20th Century and the note the Condition is EXCELLENT
A stated first edition published in 1972. The jacket shows some wear, the book is fine.
Beautifully sculptural Neanderthal core, which bears traces of having been used as a chopping or crushing tool. Flint, in excellent condition with a glossy ground patina. Grand-Pressigny region, France, legal surface find. 4 1/2"x 3 1/2". Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
A very good reference book that covers various Chinese export wares, but which is especially useful for Chinese Rose Medallion collectors. While the book is somewhat lacking in that most of the photos are black and white and not in color, the book is still very important as an encyclopedic guide to all the myriad of shapes and forms within the Rose Medallion genre...
Rare original handwritten letter, apparently dating to the year 1801, by the famous, iconic English-language historical novelist, playwright, poet, and judge SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832). This is a folded sheet of ancient paper, measuring 8" by 5", two sides of which bear writing. When acquired it was in a frame with the engraved image of him, as autograph materials are often framed...
British Museum Book- The First Emperor - Qin Dynasty
Published price £40.00. Our price £12.99
This fine book is the fully illustrated catalogue of an exhibition of 134 outstanding examples of Chinese antiquities from the time of the Kingdom of Qin and the Qin Dynasty. This books covers so much more than just the well-known Terracotta Army. Excavated jade, bronze and pottery objects, figures and animals are illustrated and described in detail. In addition, as one would expect with any B...
Sotheby's Hong Kong Lost Treasures Catalog Box Set 2007. Used but in very good condition. Special auction concerning famous objects and remains forbidden city. Title: Lost Treasures: Yuanmingyuan the Garden of Absolute Clarity Imperial Peking the Last Days 2 Volume set in slipcase by Sotheby's. Hardcover. 2 volumes in Slipcase. In very good condition. little wear and tear on the slipcase, else Very Good. Dimensions slipcase; 11 1/4" 8 3/4" x 1 3/4". An important collector's item.Two special Impe...
Calling all Mixologists...Create a great cocktail with a past? This 1946 First Edition of The Stork Club Bar Rinehart and Company, Inc., New York, is the real thing. Hardcover. Book Condition is very good with age appropriate use. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall, having the Rinehart seal at the top of the copyright page. Book is bound in bright red cloth. Has decorative illustration (of a stork) on the front cover. Spine and cover have slight wear with watermarks at base, but white and bla...
The Gregorian Collection- Antique Oriental Rugs of the Great Silk Route from Chinese Turkestan to Anatolia. Softcover published in 1979 by Brandeis University/ Rose Art Museum. Exhibition catalog (3/29-5/6)~27 color + 6 B&W photos.
A large coffee table book with dust jacket published in 1988. Like new. 504pp.
An example of the Special Edition Photos of Yosemite series by the renowned American photographer ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984), titled "Oaktree, Snowstorm", printed from the original negative, to exacting specifications, by Alan Ross, for many years the special assistant to Adams. The photo measures 9 1/2" by 7 1/2" (the entire mounted ensemble 17" by 14"). The Special Edition photos are printed so as to make the work of the great man affordable to average collectors, without sacrificing image qual...
Collection of 5 silver Gaden Tangka Tibetan coins minted between 1840 and 1930. Frequently (and erroneously) called Dalai Lama coins which were struck as presentation gifts to monks in the late 1940s- were made of pure silver, these are approximately 70% silver mixed with 30% copper. The most common issues are from 1897 to 1925 and will date these as such. Reference: Oriental Numismatics Society, Occasional Paper #17, N.G. Rhodes 1983. These are quite attractive pieces with Tib...
Stated first edition of the three-act play, "The Autumn Garden" by Lillian Helman. This play was performed on Broadway in 1951 at the Coronet Theatre and actor James Lipton (who now hosts the PBS show, The Actors Studio) is noted as a cast member.Copyright 1951 by Little, Brown and Co. Discarded library copy. 139 pages
This is an unusual and larger Neanderthal convergent scraper, on what appears to be a wedge flake of some sort. Jasper, height 3 3/8", from Marbach, Germany. Legal excavation find. Missing several minor chips. The flake, though slightly curved laterally, is perfectly flat, with the two faces essentially parallel. The entirety of the edge has been retouched, giving a number of various workable tools, including a slight notch/burin on the proximal edge. Some of the retouches are over larger ...
Offered is a CHINA-TIBET, DAILA LAMA, THUBTEN GYATSO coin, 1895-1933, SILVER UNIT, (4.60 gm, 28mm), LOVELY STRIKE, in CHOICE EXTREMELY FINE condition.
2 larger Neanderthal cleavers of different typologies. Both Jasper, heights 3 5/8" and 5". Excellent condition, both missing a few very minor chips. Old auction purchases, I have no additional source data for them. The larger lithic to the left is a cleaver on a large irregular levallois flake. This was detached with what must have been a powerful single blow, and then the cleaver edge, which juts out somewhat like a convex scraper, was retouched from the opposite face. Evidence of what may...
The book, THOMPSON IN AFRICA or AN ACCOUNT OF THE MISSIONARY LABORS, SUFFERINGS, TRAVELS, AND OBSERVATIONS is the compilation of the journal kept by missionary George Thompson while working at the Mendi Mission in Sierra Leone, Africa, during the period 1848-1851. This is a second edition published in 1852, printed for the author by William Harned, 48 Beekman Street, New York City (the first edition was published in 1851).
George Thompson’s missionary service to Africa occurs approximate...
Cradle of Christianity
Edited by: Yael Israeli and David Mevorah
224 pages pages (English)
Archaeological finds relating to the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth, and the beginning of Christianity, early churches, and pilgrimage to the Holy Land are shown in this comprehensive exhibition catalogue, offering a sense of the character of the Holy Land in the early days of Christianity.
English edition: 19 black and white photos, 181 color photos, and 42 drawings
Publications of the Arch...
A beautiful limited reference book containing the collection of the Baur Museum in Geneva, Switzerland of "Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Metalwork", written by Basil William Robinson (former in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London). Hardback with 444 pages, 752 illustrations (several in color), section with signatures. Cloth with dustjacket, printed 1980 in a limited numbered edition of 1600, this is No. 52. Condition: fine. Dimension: c. 28.8 cm x 24 cm x 5.1 cm, 3 kg.
4 Neanderthal blades from different sources. three are jasper, one is flint. All legal surface finds. Heights between 2 7/8" and 3 1/4". Two of these blades (second and fourth from left) are from Marbach, Germany. The blade to the left is from Fontmaure, France, and the blade with the white patina, which is the flint blade, is from the Paris Basin region in France. The whitish patina on that blade is typical of the Paris Basin lithics. All have minor chips missing. Fine examples of blade ...
Small coin from Samarkand circa 4th-5th CE, obol. Obv bearded and rev archer. Quirky little coin from a far away time and place. D: 7mm Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
Hobson, R.L., The wares of the Ming dynasty. Rutland/Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company 1962. With dust jacket and with card board slip case. 1st edn. Little tear in back of dust jacket, all in all in near new condition.
Book on ceramics and porcelain with 9 color plates, 50 b/w plates, hand drawn marks, etc.
A group of 5 small Neanderthal cores from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, diameters between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4". All legal surface finds in excellent condition. Nice selection of small, gemlike flake cores with beautiful patina on some lovely examples of Fontmaure jasper. Dating to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Macintyre, Michael, The Shogun Inheritance, Japan and the Legacy of the Samurai. Based on the BBC TV Series, London, William Collins & Sons Co., BBC, 1981. 216 pp., 167 color ills. 28.5 x 25 cm. Hardboard, dust jacket. Cover slightly rubbed, otherwise good condition.
This book is the result of a BBC film producer’s interest in modern Japan’s industrial culture, with glimpses of old Japan, its martial arts, the theater, and its geisha culture.
Michael Macintyre’s photographs present ...
Definitive stamps last day of issue, 11th July 1987
Good Medieval Venetian silver coin grosso circa 1228-1239 CE. Minted under the Doge Francesca Dandelo, this was used to finance the Fourth Crusade. Prior to that Venetian coins became debased and were only 25% silver, this coin is the purest silver coin that could be made at the time given the metallurgical technology at the time at 98.5%. D: 16mm and approximately 2 grams. Obv: the Doge receiving a flag from Saint Mark (Venice’s patron saint) and rev: Christ enthroned. Free shi...
Official Canada Post Year Album for 1995.
These stamps represent the whole year presented in clear cellophane mounts so stamps are attached to illustrated pages without being directly hinged.
Canada post albums are hardbound with slipcase and printed in colour throughout with much background information.
Also unopened limited edition Transport Postcards issue of 1996 & official Capex 1996 Catalogue.
Beautiful example of a mode 1 pebble chopper. Bean ore jasper, excellent condition. Height 2 1/2". Legal surface find from the region of the confluence of the Wornitz and Rhine rivers, Germany. Dark semi-glossy ground patina. Hard hammer percussion technique. This is probably by Homo Erectus. Currently there is a debate as to whether or not what we consider Homo Erectus was a single hominid species, or perhaps two (Homo Antecessor being the other). Definitely not a Neanderthal tool. A lov...
An original sepia-toned photograph of a middle aged man and his bicycle, with pencil note on the reverse side "Taken on Riverside Park/July 1898 by Sadie Coger", and again on black backing paper "My Dad taken/N New Jersey". The bicycle certainly seems to be quite an advanced model for its time, resembling strongly today's models. There is no glass, frame is simple strip wood, and photo is loose. Small framing nail penetrates wood of frame. A charming survivor of an earlier age, from a South ...
Coins of the Holy Land: The Abraham and Marian Sofaer Collection at The American Numismatic Society and the Israel Museum (Ancient Coins in North American Collections)
Author: Ya'akov Meshorer with Gabi Bijovsky and Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert. David Hendin and Andrew Meadows, eds.
Publisher: American Numismatic Society, 2012.
Hardcover; Two Volumes; 588 pages
Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 1.8 inches
In excellent condition
This collection of approximately 5,000 c...
A rare authentic Qing Dynasty cash coin in extremely fine condition , the copper is with nice original patina and in very nice coloration
Wilshire Theater "The Oldest Living Graduate " Henry Fonda signature. Signed on the front with an illegible inscription. Carl laemmle Jr autograph collection. 7.24" 4.25"
An albumen photograph of the Ghats from across the River Ganges. On the shore below the photographer is a man in the stern of a small boat and another boat to the far left with a large expanse of river dividing them from the bathing Ghats lined up on the far bank of the Ganges. The studio stamp for Thomas A. Rust (English, 1841-1904) is on the back. Also, on the back in pencil, “General view of Bathing Ghats Benares.” 8 1/8 x 10 7/8 inches (20.5 x 28 cm). Unmounted.
Condition: Foxing ...
GUIDE TO BIBLICAL COINS 5th Edition
By David Hendin
values by Hebert Kreindler
6 x 9 inch, study stitch-bound hardcover
with full color dustjacket
How has the book changed?
1. Complete listing of Judaea Capta series, the first time this has been assembled as a series in a single volume with other Judaean and Biblical coins, exceeding even the coins listed in the new Roman Imperial Coinage. (City coins are discussed briefly but omitted fr...
Five Mesolithic scrapers from Manor Farm, Eccles Road, Quindenham, Norwich, Norwalk, UK. All in excellent condition, made from a lovely grey to brown flint, with excellent luminous ground patina. Legal surface finds, heights from 1 7/8" to 2 1/4". These scrapers all exhibit the bold retouches that one commonly sees on Mesolithic tools from various parts of England. The straight scraper, second from the right in the photo, was not broken, but has a truncation at both ends, indicating that it ...
Paperback. Stated "Thirteenth printing". Dell Publishing 1968. Crease on the back cover- light staining and wear on the front. Some paragraphs are highlighted in yellow.Pages have yellowed. Acceptable copy.
Softcover. 343 lots all pictured in color. The cover shows light wear and the back is creased. No writing.