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5,000 Year History of Jewelry Prehistoric Sumerian Egyptian Minoan Etruscan Celt

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,235) 99.4%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381725685995 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! A History of Jewelry: Five Thousand Years by J. Anderson Black. 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: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: Random House (1988). Pages: 336. Size: 11½ x 8¾ x 1¼ inches; 3½ pounds. As critic and poet Edward Lucie-Smith points out in his elegantly cogent introduction, the basic function of jewelry is, and always has been, to adorn the wearer. From the tribal necklace of jaguar’s teeth, the emerald tears of a pre-Columbian funeral mask, the ruby collar of Henry VIII, or the useful chatelaine of the Victorian era to the fantasies of Dali and the abstract sculpture that constitutes jewelry today – all this and more is self-adornment. Jewelry provides infinite scope for the intricate talents of lapidary, stone-cutter, goldsmith and artist to find their outlet in artifacts designed and made to flatter the wearer and enhance his or her status. In this lavishly illustrated history with its more than 400 color plates, Mr. Black’s eclectic taste and original viewpoint conjure up for us a colorful impression of the ways in which the vagaries of fashion and social customs have affected the style and value of jewelry throughout the ages. The detailed sections on today’s leading jewelry craftsmen, metal-working techniques and technical terms provide a unique source of illustrated reference for both student and layman. CONDITION: GOOD (PLUS). VERY LARGE, very clean (but blemished) hardcover w/dustjacket. Random House (1988) 336 pages. Inside the pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, and unmutilated. HOWEVER it appears the books was hyper-extended, i.e., forced to lay too flat, and in two places the binding was slightly split or loosened. In order to protect the integrity of the binding we applied archival-quality binding reinforcement tape. Otherwise the book is gorgeous. Both the dustjacket as well as the covers exhibit virtually no discernible shelfwear, it could pass as "new" from the outside. It is only that the binding was slightly damaged due to the book either being left open and flat for an extended period of time, or perhaps being forced flat onto a copy machine or scanner. Were it not for the fact that the binding has been reinforced as described above, the book could be characterized as "like new". 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! 8571a. 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: CONTENTS: Prehistoric and Primitive Jewels: Objects Trouves; Craftsmen of the Ancient World. Metalwork Techniques: Soldering; Repousse; Stamping; Chasing and Engraving; Filigree and Granulation; Casting; Inlay, Enameling. Jewels of the Ancient World: Sumerian; Egyptian; The X-Group; The Aegean; Minoan; Mycenaean; Etruscan; Archaic and Classical Greece; Hellenistic; Roman; Scythian and Sarmatian; Phoenician; Bronze Age Ireland. The Dark Ages: The Celts; The Vikings; The Barbarians. The Byzantine Empire and the Middle Ages Byzantium; Carolingian; Ottonian; The 13th Century; Gothic Vogue; The 15th Century. The 16th Century: Obsession for Pearls; Pre-Columbian America; The Andes. The 17th Century: Age of Baroque; Diamonds; The Moguls. The 18th Century: The Necklace Affair; Orders and Decorations; The Chatelaine; Buckles and Finger-Rings; New Patrons and New Materials; Cut Steel Jewelry. After the French Revolution: Berlin Ironwork; Fluctuating Fashions; Faberge. . Art Nouveau. The 20th Century: 1945 and After; France; Britain; Italy; Germany; Switzerland; Scandinavia; in the USA; The East; Tomorrow. . Selected Book List. Index. Acknowledgements. REVIEW: J. Anderson Black was brought up and educated in Scotland, where he graduated in Fine Arts at Edinburgh University. He is the author of two novels, a book on Celtic history and a play. In 1971 he married Patricia Tourney, one of Britain’s leading modern jewelers. REVIEW: Documents jewelry's history from the primitive ornaments of prehistoric times to the abstract simplicity of modern design REVIEW: Black graduated with an arts degree from Edinburgh University. He has been a writer for more than 30 years. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: 400 pages lavishly illustrated in color throughout. A tremendous achievement. A sweeping written history, well-written and informative. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This book is the most concise and excellent guide of the history of jewelry. Experts as well as those of us who just enjoy reading about the styles, etc, of jewels, can understand and use this book. It should be re-published. I have friends that are trying to find this book, and can't get it anywhere. It is a great book! REVIEW: I am learning to work with silver and copper and this book is invaluable. The book is well written and features lovely inspiring images. REVIEW: Five stars! Fabulous book, erudite, informative, and with wonderful photography. 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). However this book is quite heavy, and it is too large to fit into a flat rate mailer. Therefore the shipping costs are somewhat higher than what is otherwise ordinary. There is 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. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. 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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