A small hard cover reprinted in 1982 by Charles Letts Books Ltd. The jacket is a bit worn with a back tear and there is an old price notation on the front free paper.There are 60 plates- some in color others in b&W. 80pp.
A stated first American Edition published by Clarkson N. Potter in 1974. A history of both candles and candlesticks starting from the 11th century. The jacket shows light wear. 117 b&w photos~120pp.
Written by John Mack and published in 1988 by Harry Abrams, this is a former library hard cover with dust jacket. In good condition, there is an old library "due date" paste down and stamp. One hundred seventy(170) illustrations with 120 colored plates. 207pp.
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Offered is a Turkey Ottoman Empire. Mahmud I. 1143-1168/1730-1754. AV- Zinjirli Altin (Misr-Cairo), A.H.1143 gold coin - KM 91
Lovely Strike Choice UNC, Uncirculated and Lustrous, 3.47 gr. 18mm
Large Sri Cakra Yantra Banner, showing interaction of male and female qualities. Hand Painted on cotton. 119 x119 cm. thought to be Indian or Himalayan. Trace of painting on reverse. Undated. Can be viewed in central London an shipped folded worldwide.
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A First American Edition published in 1894 by the Century Co. The original green blind stamped cloth boards feature a gilt elephant and tiger to the front and rear. The boards show some wear with modest spotting both on the front and back ( please refer to photos). The book is slightly cocked, and the pages are uncut with top edge gilt. There is a spot on the front paste down and also on few pages. The Content page has a small tear. Black and white illustrations. 303pp.
Scarce and beautiful work in two volumes on Chinese ceramics in French by J.J. Marquet de Vasselot, former curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris. First Edition bound in brown leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Volume 1 "De l'epoque des Han à l'epoque des Ming" with 32 pages plus 40 plates(chromolithographs and heliogravures) and volume 2 "De l'epoque K'ang-Hi à nos jours" containing 30 pages plus 44 plates. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 22.7 cm x 20 cm.
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5 Neanderthal scrapers from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". All in excellent condition with beautiful, glossy ground patina. All legal surface finds from an old Dutch collection. Nice, complex group of scrapers, all showing a variety of edges and retouching techniques. Dating from 80,000-50,000 BCE.