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Condition: Near Fine
Small quarto, 11" tall, 447 pages with intertextual color illustration throughout, gilt titles on blue cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with little shelf wear, binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket. Because of the larger size and weight, this volume will require some additional postage.
The purpose of this book is to identify, document and illustrate the most prevalent forms of jewellery owned and worn in the United States from 1600 to 1900, whether it was made in that country or imported at the time. The jewellery is discussed in chronological order to clarify technological and stylistic changes. Wherever appropriate, the history and significance of these precious objects is told in the words of contemporary owners and observers. A discussion of the role played by individual jewellers accompanies each of the four major divisions.
Title: Jewelry in America: 1600-1900
Edition: First Edition
ISBN Number: 1851492232
Location Published: Antique Collectors Club Ltd: 1995-10-01
Book Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Seller ID: 61628
Keywords: american history, antiques, collecting, jewels