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Seller: ancientgifts (4,183) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122061867568 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! London's Lost Jewels: The Cheapside Hoard by Hazel Forsyth. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover. Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers (2013). Pages: 256. Size: 9¾ x 7¾ inches; 2½ pounds. In 1912, laborers on a building site in Cheapside in the City of London unearthed a great trove of gemstones and jewels which had lain undisturbed for some 300 years. Known and celebrated as the Cheapside Hoard it is still the largest known cache of its kind in the world. These objects, dazzlingly beautiful, intricate and often astonishing, are evocative emissaries from London's past. The Cheapside Hoard remains the single most important source of our knowledge of the Elizabethan and early Stuart jewelers' trade and, by extension, life and fashion in London society of the era. London's Lost Jewels has been written to accompany an exciting new exhibition, which marks the 100th anniversary of the original public display and for the first time reveals the Cheapside Hoard in its glittering entirety. It provides much new information about the city's role in the international gem and jewelry trade during one of the most dynamic periods of English history. A wealth of fascinating stories and lavish illustrations bring these exquisite treasures to life. CONDITION: NEW. New oversized softcover. Philip Wilson Publishers (2013) 256 pages. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8060a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: The Cheapside Hoard is a hoard of jewelry from the late 16th and early 17th centuries, discovered in 1912 by workmen using a pickaxe to excavate in a cellar at 30-32 Cheapside in London, on the corner with Friday Street. They found a buried wooden box containing more than 400 pieces of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewelry, including rings, brooches and chains, with bright colored gemstones and enameled gold settings, together with toadstones,,cameos, scent bottles, fan holders, crystal tankards and a salt cellar. Most of the hoard is now in the Museum of London, with some items held by the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. REVIEW: London's Lost Jewels has been written to accompany an exciting new exhibition, which marks the 100th anniversary of the original public display and for the first time reveals the Cheapside Hoard in its glittering entirety. REVIEW: Hazel Forsyth is the Senior Curator of Medieval and Post-Medieval Collections at the Museum of London, UK. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Freeman of the City of London; a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths; and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers. She has worked on numerous exhibitions and has published widely on a range of subjects. REVIEW: Table of Contents. Introduction. 1. A Spectacular Find. 2. Cheapside. 3. Trading Places. 4. A World Encompassed. 5. Buried Treasure. Notes. Further Reading. Index. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Forsyth has revealed the social context of these jewels in a new book, itself a treasure trove of expertise and a rich visual experience in its own right. [Geoffrey Munn, World of Interiors]. REVIEW: Indispensable to the enjoyment of the exhibition is a well-researched book that includes, besides much previously unpublished information, a gripping account of the murder of a rich gem trader at sea, describing the dangers confronting the enterprising men who brought these rich and rare gems to London for the beautification of English women. [Apollo Magazine]. REVIEW: Hazel Forsyth, the curator, spent years studying letters, stock lists and rent books as well as the objects themselves. Her patient scholarship has unearthed plenty of dubious behavior, much of it chronicled in her excellent book, London's Lost Jewels.' [The Economist]. REVIEW: This is a comprehensive, fascinating insight into the Elizabethan and early Stuart jewelry trade in London. [The Jeweler Magazine]. REVIEW: A landmark publication that delves into the complex and often murky world of the London goldsmith trade. [Jewelry History Today]. REVIEW: Positively cinematic in its drama and detail. [Burlington Magazine]. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Having read glowing reviews of the 'Cheapside Hoard' exhibition at the City of London Museum, I've already bought a timed ticket to see it on one of my rare visits to the capital. As I believe strongly that an exhibition is far more interesting if you've read the guide book before you go, I was delighted to find "LOndon's Lost Jewels" in printed form. It's far exceeded my expectations, however, as despite author Hazel Forsyth being curator of the exhibition this is far more than just a guide book, albeit a beautifully illustrated one. Briefly, the 'Hoard' comprises thousands of jewels and pieces of jewelry buried under Goldsmith's Row (just east of St Paul’s Cathedral) sometime between 1640 and 1666. No-one knows who buried them, why, or -- perhaps most intriguingly -- why they never retrieved them. Those 26 years which saw the Civil War, the Great Plague and the Fire of London are among the most traumatic that London has ever known (only rivaled by the Blitz), and any of those -- or something entirely different -- could provide the answer. We'll probably never know. What the reader of LONDON'S LOST JEWELS will know by the time they reach page 223, however, is a great deal about the jewelry trade of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, a good deal about individual named jewelers and their wealthy patrons, and a fair bit about the political and social climate of the times. Did I already remark that the book is beautifully illustrated? Printed on high-quality paper in full color (except for a few mono prints and cuttings) the sheer beauty of many of the jewels dominates the page. Although some of the pieces appear to have been damaged before they were hidden -- perhaps they'd been brought to a jeweler for repair? -- and most of the pearls have degraded with time, many other pieces are perfect, their 350 or so years underground having left their gold and stones unmarked. Jem cutting and setting styles have changed with time, leaving the majority of the pieces unique, though similar ones can be seen paintings of the period, many of which are reproduced here. All in all, I was left wondering who I admired the most -- the 17th century craftsmen who created such beautiful work, or the 21st century author who had made it possible for so many of us non-Londoners to admire them. Highly recommended, whether or not you have a chance to visit the exhibition before it closes in April 2014. REVIEW: Spectacular book of jewels found when a group of buildings in Cheapside were razed in 1912. Known as Goldsmiths Row, the buildings had been the property of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths for centuries, but how this hoard of jewels came to be buried there remains unknown. Dating mainly to the late 16th and early 17th centuries, this is a remarkable collection for historical study. Here a selection of the pieces is reproduced in glorious photographs, most pieces including both actual-size and enlarged images, and with really well done accompanying text. This volume is superb. REVIEW: This is a beautifully produced, clearly written and informative accompaniment to a wonderful exhibition. The Cheapside Hoard, discovered by accident in 1912 (? or thereabouts), has been re-united for the exhibition at the London Museum, where it is beautifully displayed. The jewelry is sumptuous and often intricate. The book reflects this very well. REVIEW: Firstly this book is more than just a catalog of an exhibition taking place in London. It's a book rich with historical detail on the hoard, jewelry making processes and London. Lots of pictures of the jewelry from the hoard but also, plenty of text, background info about each piece. I really can not praise this book enough. As a jewelry designer maker, with plenty of books on the subject, this one is in my top 10. The author has really done their homework in producing this great book, and I love the inclusion of original historical documents the author has been able to source and share. I would highly recommend this book. REVIEW: I have been waiting for this book to come out for years. I bought her earlier book on the Hoard, but it was only a very small book with small illustrations. Living in the depths of Northumberland I will not be able to view the exhibition, but this book brought it to my door. Wonderful photographs and great descriptions and historical information. Anybody interested in jewelry should buy this book. Anyone interested in the 17th century should also think about adding it to their library. I reenact a 17th century character with a penchant for finery and this book gives me further insight into the period. Many congratulations to the authoress on an excellent work. REVIEW: What a story of mystery and (possibly) skullduggery. The discovery of the Cheapside hoard is a fascinating story. The fact that its contents are so breathtaking ( and there may well be more out there in private collections) and the fact that it is now on display at the Museum of London, make this a fascinating read and a wonderful visual experience. There is a lot of detail that may "lose" some readers but you can always skip the figures and read the ascertainable facts and theories. Superb. REVIEW: I bought this book because I love beautiful jewelry and a book full of lovely pictures was a good thing. What I didn't expect to find was a history of jewelry crafting in Britain and how the people who made jewelry built and repaired pieces. What was especially interesting was the descriptions of how they cheated by using inferior stones, gems, and metal. Also included are the laws and regulation to which the artisans were subject. I enjoyed this book and keep it where the cover with photograph of an exquisite jeweled lizard can be seen. REVIEW: What a superb book about this subject - it's not light reading but my interest was so captured by the detail and the stories of piracy on the high seas at that time that I read it in two days. The colour illustrations are excellent and the pictures that have been enlarged show the intricacy of the silversmithing skills at that time. I am keen to see the real jewels now if I get the opportunity. REVIEW: This book is based on the Museum of London's temporary exhibit, which closes 4/27/2014, on an incredible cache of jewels found in London which, for still unknown reasons, had been hidden away several hundred years previously. The jewels are incredible, and the background story leaves much to the imagination since the factual circumstances are still unknown. This book includes pictures of the jewels and some of the context and conjecture, and helped reinforce my museum visit, which was almost too much to absorb in an afternoon pass-through. REVIEW: Truly fascinating with wonderful pictures and well written text. So much information about the history of the hoard and how the jewelry business operated in Tudor and Stuart times. And do visit the exhibition as well! REVIEW: The best book what I have bought after seeing the exhibition! It not only complemented what I saw but also took me in the journey in 16th-17th century of trade of jewelry, symbolism of gemstones and objects and much more. The author had done the great job (and other team members as well)! REVIEW: This book was produced to accompany a recent exhibition of the Cheapside Hoard, a cache of Elizabethan/Jacobean jewelry discovered in 1912, at the Museum of London. It includes an introduction, five chapters of text, notes, indices and suggestions for further reading. A very readable text. The unedifying story of how the Hoard was discovered and acquired for the museums that hold it today. A great deal of contextual information on jewelers, their business practices and their customers in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Insight into what jewelry meant to people in that era. High-quality pictures of various items from the hoard. Reproductions of period artworks demonstrating how jewelry was worn. Insert texts with more detailed information on particular features of the Hoard (e.g. individual items or particular types of gemstones). REVIEW: I love the photos in this book. They enlarge several of the hordes pieces so you can really see the detail and craftmanship. The pages covering the hordes items and their explaining what they're made of are wonderful. Most of the book though is about the history of the goldsmiths guild, with detailed photographs of the hordes items taking up pages every so often. Also portraits and town drawings take up the rest of the book. Its a pretty book, and its become one of my favorite photo books. REVIEW: Fabulous book that describes the Elizabethan and Jacobean jewelry trade, set in an historical context; full of interesting detail and lavishly illustrated. Excellent service by the seller. I missed the exhibition so this was the next best thing. REVIEW: If you want to know the history of where the hoard came from, this is the book for you. This insightful book explores what it was like the jewelry trade at Cheapside during the time the hoard would have been made. There are many wonderful pictures of the pieces as well as drawings and etchings from the 16-17th century. A very pleasant surprise! REVIEW: Really useful book. Probably one of the first well-illustrated (and this is a subject that requires illustrations) books on the Cheapside Hoard (or late 16th century European jewelry) that is equally useful for an expert or a passionate amateur. Well worth the money for a reference library. REVIEW: This is a well researched book that gives me even more information than I thought I would get when ordering it. That is a good thing here. This book sets the stage for what they found when tearing down an old building from after the Great Fire of London. It paints a vivid picture of the world from which the hoard originated. REVIEW: Digging in London, workers find a box of buried jewelry probably hidden in a cellar floor before the 1666 Great Fire of London. A fascinating look at what was fashionable in 17th Century England. Most of the pearls did not survive but the gold and jewels did. Book also goes into considerable detail on jewelry making in the period. REVIEW: Fascinating and detailed description of the Cheapside Hoard including relevant historical background .Beautiful photographs of the objects accompanied by information about the 17th c goldsmith trade. REVIEW: REVIEW: Fascinating in every particular. The gems and jewelry are vividly photographed. The story captures the character of the times in which they were used. All in all a delight to read and marvel over, REVIEW: Fabulous book, beautiful photos, engaging text. If you are interested in Elizabethan and Stuart life and jewelry this is a wonderful book. REVIEW: This was exciting to read, well researched in archival material and old records of the architecture of that area of London. Beautiful photos of the jewels. REVIEW: While this subject matter is somewhat obscure - anyone interested in English history of the 1600s and the historical basis of much of the way jewelry is made and labeled even today, will find this fascinating. REVIEW: An interesting description of the Cheapside Hoard, a treasure trove discovered buried in the Cheapside district of the City of London in 1912. The jewels are late Elizabethan and early Stuart First-rate illustrations. REVIEW: Great tale of lost and found treasure. Loved the photos and the history of the era of the jewels. Nice! REVIEW: This is a beautiful and fascinating book. Truly a treasure story. REVIEW: Gives information on the Cheapside Hoard that is hard to find elsewhere. REVIEW: Excellent book lots of great in depth discussion on the royal jewels and other treasures REVIEW: REVIEW: A very rare glimpse to some of the oldest gems of this part of the world. Beautifully written and photograph. A great buy for jewelry lovers and history buffs. REVIEW: Very enjoyable and detailed in the history of these jewels. REVIEW: Beautiful, well researched book. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. 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After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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