Make 2 doll necklaces and 2 doll pendants or...Make your own gemstone necklace and earrings - or take to your favorite jeweler - with this all tourmaline multicolor faceted rondelle bead strand and two juicy loose ruby wine color briolettes, for a total of 55 carats or 11 grams on postal scale, as follows:
(A) New unfinished still on original string pulled from a hank.
End to end 14 1/2", yet when knotted or wired individually could yield a 20" necklace or longer...
DESCRIPTION: “Tibetan Art: Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals and Art in Tibet, 600 – 2000 AD” is a treasure trove of the creativity Tibet has harbored over the centuries. Amy Heller places Tibetan art into an historical and social setting, and has richly illustrated this work with over 120 color and 147 black and white photographs...
A blue hard cover and former library copy published by Hyperion Press.No date. There are library date stamps on the front end paper which is clipped.Seventy nine plates.
A former library copy published by Hyperion Press in 1949. The red boards show some wear, the front and back endpapers have been taped, one title page is clipped and there are library stamps. Seventy seven plates.
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.
This set of nine volumes from the Americanist Studies, published by the Smithsonian, is part of 20 planned volumes, begun in 1978, and only 17 were completed. Edited by William C. Sturtevant, each volume covered a specific region or topic, and was edited and written by recognized experts in the particular area...
This is the XII Edition (1994-1995) of the annual price guide to Italian painters, Il Valore Dei Pipinti Italiani Dell'Ottocento E Del Primo Novecento, edited by Giuseppe Luigi Marini. Large volume, 527 pages, with comprehensive listing of Italian painters of the nineteenth and early 20th centuries, each with illustrations of their work, recent auction prices, and signature examples. Artists are listed alphabetically, and many have multiple images, some in color...
Published by McGraw-Hill in 1960, the English version of the orginal Electra Editrice, Milan 1958. Comprehensive volume exploring Italian majolica, or tin glazed wares, from early production to later factories, the book has 258 pages, with 84 tipped in color plates, and many black and white illustrations. It measures 12" by 9 1/2" and is a very fine and beautifully illustration reference...
This large (12 7/8" x 11 1/4") and beautiful volume was published in 1985 by Office Du Livre, Fribourg Switzerland, printed in Italy, with French text. Authored by Jean Soustiel, with the collaboration of Charles Kiefer, and a preface by Henry-Pierre Fourest, the book provides a very comprehensive view of Islamic ceramics, from Spain, the Middle East, Near East, India, and other regions where Islamic pottery was created...
Published by Gibbs Smith in 1998, this is the revised edition of the original, published in 1993. This edition is the preferred one, with additional text and photos, including a chronology of events, commissions and exhibitions. The book is richly illustrated with 348 images included, most in full color, with a total of 296 pages. Large size, it measures 12 1/4" x 11 1/8" and retains the original dust jacket. The dark brown cloth cover is embossed with copper colored letters...
"Italian Primitives at Yale with Comments and Revisions written by Richard Offner, Professor in the History of Fine Arts at New York University. The book has green decorative boards with gilt design and lettering on the tan spine. Published by Yale in 1927. Illustrated with plates. Former library copy with stamps. The front free paper is clipped, a corner text block is smudged and the boards show wear especially at the edges, and there is a very small tear on the bottom of one page. Sold as is.
A nephrite jade stone, in shape of imaginery mountain on scholar's table. natural stone and natural polish
Published in 2004 by World Publications Group Dighton, MA. An oversized coffee table book that gives a nice history along with large colored photos. The jacket shows modest wear on the edges otherwise the book is in pristine condition. 112 pgs. Appendix lists Shaker communities.
The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands: In Light of Archaeological Study (Volume II)
By Yigael Yadin
p. 247-484. Numerous b/w and color illustrations.
Hardcover. No dust jacket, otherwise in impeccable condition. Please see photos for details.
Currently Out of Print.
This volume covers the history of warfare in the Holy Land from 1200-586 BC...
"Bar-Kochba: The rediscovery of the legendary hero of the last Jewish Revolt against Imperial Rome"
By Yigael Yadin
Weidenfeld and Nicolson Jerusalem (1971)
271 pages including 150 black and white illustrations and 90 color illustrations.
Hardcover with dust jacket. Slight wear on edges of dusk jacket, book interior in very good condition, no marks or blemishes...
This is a mint-in-box condition sought after Canada sterling silver proof 25 cent quarters Millennium coin set in the original case with the seldom found box. This set includes the gold-stamped corrugated 13 x 5-3/4" box, the original foam protective bag for the case, the gold hardbody fitted case, the oval accordion style descriptive letter of authenticity, and the twelve encapsulated monthly frosted proof coins. A beautiful, high class collector's item or stunning gift...
A beautiful set of sterling silver frosted proof encapsulated coins depicting the Cats of Canada, from the Royal Canadian Mint's Discovering Nature series. This set includes the green papered graphic box, the fitted plush-coated platform, the four encapsulated coins, the foam liner, the decorative booklet and the original cardstock sleeve. This 6-1/4 x 6-1/8" set is in mint-in-box condition. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted...
A beautiful near mint in box set of two Canada $10 uncirculated bank notes in a padded book-style display binder, a great descriptive booklet and the original 7-3/4 x 7-3/4" box...
A fine and very limited set of three .925 sterling silver medallions
commemorating the Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees, issued in 1999. This mint-in-box collection includes the 6-1/2 x 4-5/8" black plastic box, the padded black leatherette book-style binder/case, the three proof quality frosted coins in a sealed plastic display case, the promotional flyer and the numbered certificate of authenticity. The coin case swings freely like a book page to show both sides, it has a satin like interior ...
A fine mint-in-box condition Canada 1989 so-called Double Dollar Prestige Proof set complete with plastic box, book-style case and certificate of contents. The 6-1/2 x 4-3/4" box is of black plastic, the frosted proof coins are held in a sealed frosted plastic case with clear coin cutouts for viewing (front and back) which is mounted book-style in a black leatherette case with a satin liner which holds the specifications information sheet. The dollar is the Mackenzie River Exploration issue (i...
A fine frosted proof Canada commemorative encapsulated .925 sterling silver dollar issued in 1999 to celebrate the International Year of Older Persons. It was issued in a limited mintage of 25,000 and this is number 20742. This example includes the fitted plush presentation case, the certificate of authenticity and the original box. It is in mint-in-box condition. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted. Small packet air shipping to the U.S. sta...
A frosted proof encapsulated Royal Canadian Mint collector coin celebrating the 200th anniversary of Sir Alexander Mackenzie's voyage to Canada. This .500 silver coin includes the information certificate, the plush fitted leatherette case and the cardstock outer sleeve. it is in mint as issued condition. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted. Small packet air shipping to the U.S. starts at $9.50 (other spots may vary). Items paid with a credit ...
A beautiful Canada Royal Canadian Mint 925 sterling silver (34 gram) coin issued as part of the Chinese lunar calendar commemorative series. Issued in a limited strike of 68,888 pieces this example is number 38814 and is from the Year of the Snake 1991. This coin includes the certificate of authenticity, the sealed, encapsulated coin with a gold plated horse inset cameo, the book-style red velvet fitted case with gold plated corners and silk lining, and the original red cardboard box. It is in e...
A beautiful Canada Royal Canadian Mint 925 sterling silver (34 gram) coin issued as part of the Chinese lunar calendar commemorative series. Issued in a limited strike of 68,888 pieces this example is number 13858. This coin includes the certificate of authenticity, the sealed, encapsulated coin with a gold plated horse inset cameo, the book-style red velvet fitted case with gold plated corners and silk lining, and the original red cardboard box. It is in excellent mint-in-box as described co...
A true prize and a wonderful gift or addition to your collection. This is the 1998 Canadian Year of the Tiger Canada Post limited edition presentation package, issued as part of the Lunar Animal series of coins commemorating the Chinese lunar calendar. This is the first of the issues and it is still sealed with the original $88.88 price sticker. The set includes: $15 sterling coin with 24k yellow gold plated inset cameo (frosted proof strike), stamp souvenir sheet, text information sheet, pr...
A fine and collectable Royal Canadian Mint 2001 coin set commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first Canadian postage stamp. This great gift set includes a crimson coloured leatherette case with a fitted plush interior, a 1991 postage stamp depicting the reissue of the 3 penny beaver stamp from 1851, a fancy 3 cent beaver medallion/coin with Queen Elizabeth on the obverse, a gold plated replica of the original stamp and a numbered certificate of authenticity all in a pictorial slipcase. W...
Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land: From Its Beginnings in the Neolithic Period to the End of the Iron Age
By Ruth Amiran (with Pirhiya Beck and Uzza Zevulun)
Masada Press Ltd, Israel (1969)
306 pages including 350 illustrations and 101 plates
Condition: Very good. Hardcover with dust jacket. Slight wear.
Out of Print
This volume has long been considered the quintessential work on the pottery of the Holy Land and continues to remain so today. De...
Riverside edition published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1882. Red ribbed cloth boards show some wear especially at the corners and the uncut pages are gilt at the top. One page has obvious toning otherwise a nice tight edition. Steel engravings. 528 pp.
"... in defense of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. on trial for murder..." "Authorized and revised edition" Published by Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Fine Arts Building Chicago. Tan paper cover featuring a red and black pictorial design. The front and back covers have small tears, smudges and have separated. The pages are uncut and one or two have small tears. Acceptable condition with no script.121 pp.
A large oversized coffee table book published by Mitchell Beazley, London, 1993.Photography by James Merrell,
Hard cover with dustjacket (which has minor curling on the edges and
a vertical crease both on the the front and back. Over 400 full-color photos. 240 pages. The book itself is in very good condition.
A very rare Nautilus (Ammonite) Fossil from Southeast Asia. It is unusual to find fossils of this kind in this part of the world and in this condition.
Age:CRETACEOUS PERIOD (MIDDLE SANTONIAN STAGE) : 85 - 84 million years ago.
Size: 21cm x 18cm x 9cm.
Weight: 4 Kgs.
A stated first (US) edition published by Harper & Bros. New York and London 1944. Original dustjacket with price ($ 2.75) . The jacket has tears and staining, a pencil notation is on the front endpaper, a name is imprinted on the inside board and a bookplate is on the inside back cover. The pages are uncut and slightly rippled. The blue boards are stained on the bottom.Sold as is.
by M. F. Tennant. Rare Book Un-read with slight shelf wear. Like new.
This is arguably the most detailed study ever made of any branch of British furniture. Its unique scope embraces the work of hundreds of craftsmen throughout the country, working within the general tradition of their area while making individual style statements. As New Condition, Rare Book. 081514
French marble clocks are increasing in popularity. This book deals with this subject. Its opening chapters reveal the history of the marble clock along with information about their origins and makers. Some chapters take a look at the famous pendule de Paris movement that is found in many French mantel clocks from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The French Marble Clockis the first complete book on the subject, written by Nicolas Thorpe, who is an enthusiastic collector. The openin...
Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Emperor Otho.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Otho to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on laurel branch, holding wreath in beak.
Crescent between legs. Palm branch at left.
Diameter: 25.2 mm. Weight: 14.40 gm. Die Axis: 12.
Very Nice Natural Black Patina , just as found.
\Found in Jerusalem.
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
Princess Diana $20 Liberia 1 oz. pure silver coins 1997. A group of three encapsulated one ounce 99.9% pure silver proof commemorative coins depicting Diana, Princess of Wales. Issued in 1997, each set comes with the original certificate of authenticity, the hinged plush covered fitted case, and the encapsulated finely detailed frosted and mirror silver coin. Each Liberia $20 coin is in MINT as issued condition. Each coin is $30, and they include: Birth of William, Wedding Day and Compassio...
An ecapsulated Royal Canadian Mint 1999 proof silver dollar issue to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the sighting of the Queen Charlotte Islands. This coin comes complete with the information pamphlet, the fitted plush and leatherette green hinged case and the cardboard sleeve. This coin is in excellent as issued condition with no losses, damage or repairs other than a touch of bruising to the corners of the sleeve. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition iss...
An unstated first edition published in 1910 by Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press Boston. A name is written in pencil on the free paper; there is also a date under Albee's name on the title page.The gray linen boards show some discoloration and the pages are uncut. A fine copy.
A simply stunning NATURAL (not cultured or freshwater) saltwater pearl weighing a pleasing 3.15ct. From the Pteria species (probably Pteria Sterna), the pearl a slightly domed button in shape, but round when viewed from above, at 7.87x7.87x6.82mm. Colour is a dark grey with a stunning bronze/copper overtone, absolutely lovely and exceptionally rare. The pearl is free from ugly marks or blemishes. The pearl is completely untreated in every way. Beautiful lustre. The pearl comes complete with a c...
A simply stunning NATURAL (not cultured or freshwater) saltwater pearl weighing a pleasing 4.08ct. From the Pteria species (probably Pteria Sterna), the pearl is a slightly off-round button in shape. Colour is a sensational combination of chocolate with a copper/bronze overtone, absolutely lovely and exceptionally rare. The pearl is free from ugly marks or blemishes with the exception of the bottom of the pearl as per our pics. The pearl is completely untreated in every way. Beautiful lustre. T...
A simply delightful and completely unheated sapphire weighing an immense 10.10ct from Sri Lanka in this most unusual and exceptionally pretty lavender colour. Lovely deep colour saturation. Slight but attractive colour change in the stone. The gem has excellent clarity and is Aeye clean with only some very tiny inclusions visible under magnification (please note that the white mark at 10 o'clock in our first pic does NOT exist in the actual stone). This is the prettiest lavender/violet sapphire ...
A simply MAGNIFICENT, rare and completely unheated/untreated cabochon blue sapphire from the famous gem island of Sri Lanka weighing an absolutely immense 32.07ct. Colour is an excellent hue of yellow with good colour saturation and certainly not light or wishy-washy - this is absolutely a stone with COLOUR! As you know, by definition ALL cabochons are included, but this one is super clean table up and is completely free from cracks or ugly blemishes. Transparency - the most important factor in...
Unstated first edition published in 1920 by Harcourt, Brace and Company. Green boards with red lettering. The text block is uncut and there is a name written in ink on the front inside board. Otherwise a nice tight copy.
RETHINKING OUR PRE-HISTORY. An uncirculated, author signed copy of this study of comparative anthropology directed toward somatic morphology. The physical features of indigenous peoples of both North and South America are reflected upon as well as hominids of pre-history.
HANDBOOK OF SOUTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Complete set. Seven volumes in great condition. Purchased from Bob fine Rare Books in early 1990s. These reference books contain an absolute wealth of detailed information of all tribes and cultures of the South American continent during the time of their compilation.Dated beginning from 1944. Volume 1, The Marginal Tribes, 624 pages. Volume 2, The Andean Civilizations, 1024 pages.Volume 3, Tropical Forest Tribes, 986 pages. Volume 4, The Circum-Caribbean Tr...
A specimen of the worlds first paper money!
China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1399)Board of revenue, 1 Kuan or 1000 cash, printed on mulberry bark paper and stamped with the red seal of emperor Hung Wu.
Renowned collector and engineer Sofus Black (1882-1960).
Black was stationed in China from 1902 to 1931. The present example was bought at a famous Danish Auctionhouse and has never been on the market since Sofus Black aquired it.
Condition: Superb for the type a...
A jade stone brush rest for scholar's table. natural stone and polished by nature !
Also a suiseki -scholar'sviewing stone to gain aspiration from nature , nurture patience and calm mind.
A nephrite jade stone, in shape of imaginery mountain on scholar's table. natural stone and natural polish
Collector's Library. Hardcover with dustjacket published in 1950 by Gramercy Publishers, New York.Translated from the Swedish by Lillian Ollen. Periods discussed - 101 accompanying photos.Light wear on the cover otherwise fine.
Author: Augustus Spijkerman
Editor: Michele Piccirillo
Publisher: Franciscan Printing Press, Jerusalem, 1978
Historical and geographical introductions by M. Piccirillo.
Soft cover; XVI-322 pages; 82 plates.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.75 x 1.25 inches
In excellent condition.
Out of Print; Scarce.
A must have work for anyone interested in the study of Judean and Roman provincial coinage of the Holy Land.
About the Author:
Fr. Augustus Spijkerman, a...
Samarian Coinage (Publications of the Israel Numismatic Society: Numismatic Studies and Researches, Volume IX)
Author: Ya’akov Meshorer and Shraga Qedar
Publisher: Israel Numismatic Society, 1999
Hardcover; 128 pages; 31 plates
Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
In excellent condition
Out of Print; Scarce
Both detailed and engaging, this book is the most recent and comprehensive work on the coinage of Ancient Samaria. It includes a total of 224 coins and i...
A lovely little book written by Booth Tarkington and with colored illustrations by Ruth Sypherd Clements. The cover features a blind stamped holly design and gilt lettering. Published by Harper & Brothers 1909. Copyright page indicates October 1909 (possibly a first edition). The illustrations are crisp and the booth is in fine condition.
An early edition by Rudyard Kipling. The green linen boards have an embossed Viking ship design with gilt lettering (somewhat faded). The pages are uncut and the boards show light wear. Page 41 has toning where "Bobs" (poem by Kipling from a newspaper)was inserted. Light foxing.There is also an old water stain on the top of the title page and first few pages. Inscribed. A swastika with Kipling's printed signature is opposite the title page.
Published by Doubleday & McClure - Revised edition Apr...
Light staining on the boards and textblock otherwise acceptable.
Unstated first edition (?) published in 1852 by HARPER & BROTHERS, New York. Brown cloth boards with embossed design and gilt-stamped lettering on the spine. Illustrated with engravings and portraits. The boards show wear especially at the spine( see photos) but the book is intact. Foxing.
Sold as is.
Oversized coffee table book. Sumptuous pieces... lavish colored
photos....In excellent condition.
Published in 1980 by the Smithsonian Institution Press/Renwick Gallery of the National Collection.
Gray cloth boards. No dust jacket. B&W photos.
A very rare bronze As, Septimius Severus in EF condition.
Septimius Severus (193-211 AD). AE As, Rome (Roma), AD 194.
Obv. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII, Laureate head right.
Rev. MARS PATER / S - C, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.
RIC IV, p. 184, 583.
Condition: Superb EF. Excellent portrait and red and green patina.
Paperback catalog published by Rhode Island School of Design that accompanied a museum exhibit that took place between March 31, 1977 - May 8, 1977. The cover shows some wear but the book itself is fine.Black and white illustrations. 244 pgs.