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A Manual of American Engineers & Surveyors Instruments

By: W. & L.E. Gurley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mendham, New Jersey, Astragal Press: 1983

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000099

ISBN: 1879335344

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint of the 24th Edition, published in 1874. a manual and catalog of surveying and scientific instruments and supplies manufactured by the Gurley company. This company was in existence for 115 years before it was purchased by Telledyne and became known as Teledyne Gurley. Many drawings of scientific instruments.217 pages plus errata and index. View more info

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A Survey of North American Indian Rock Art

By: Klaus F. Wellman

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Graz, Austria, Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000075

ISBN: 3201010960

Condition: Fine


Oversized, Dust jacket has library sticker on spine else fine. Cover and contents fine. Rare monograph on the petroglyphs and pictographs of North American Native Americans. Originally printed in German under the title "Die Amerikanischen Felsbilder." 750 photographs (including 39 in color), 200 line drawings and 11 maps. Extensive bibliography. 462 pages, including index. View more info

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Agates: The Pat McMahan Collection

By: Pat McMahan

Price: $129.95

Publisher: Cottonwood, Arizona, Pat McMahan: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000251

ISBN: 0692651381

Condition: New


NEW. Glossy cover, pages are acid-free. This beautifully illustrated book is a depiction of one of the most comprehensive collections of sagenite, plume, and banded agate in the world. More than 1250 high-quality photographs of beautiful and rare agates from 20 countries and 19 U.S. states (more than 300 separate agate deposits are covered). Text is limited but includes the history of many locations, personal stories, prospecting tips, and . Bob Jones, Senior Editor of Rock and Gem Magazine states "This text is a must for every agate collector's library and reference shelf". A wonderful coffe... View more info

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Agates: Treasures of the Earth

By: Roger Pabian, Brian Jackson, Peter Tandy and John Cromartie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000030

ISBN: 1554070988

Condition: New


A concise book on agates discussing formation, coloration, geology and types of agates, Beautifully illustrated with lots of worldwide agates discussed. More technical than many primers on agate in publication today. View more info

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An Appreciation of Two Great Workers in Hydraulics

By: Walter G. Kent

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, England, Blades Easy & Blades: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000145

Condition: Very Good


Privately published. Pictorial cloth cover. Decorative linen pages sewn to binding. Rear cover shows minor scuffing, very minor dampstaining on several pages. Paper tipped in to front flyleaf states, "With the Author's Compliments." A concise summary of the achievements of two notable hydraulic engineers (Venturi and Herschel) and importance of their contributions to the field. An very interesting read. 34 pages, including B&W photographs and drawings. Ex-libris, John Sinkankas with his bookplate on inside front cover. This publication was acquired as part of a large purchase of ephemera tha... View more info

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Arizona Mines and Mining Companies: 1854-1954

By: James H. Garbani

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Arizona Territorial Trader: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000070

Condition: Fine


Includes a separate 32" x 20' reprint of Map and Index of Arizona Mining Districts (1961) by the Arizona Bureau of Mines. Written for collectors of Arizona mining history (especially stock certificates). This book "lists 12,6000 mines and mining companies with their corresponding mining/mineral district of closest geographical location. All companies listed conducted mining in the Territory and/or State of Arizona between 1854-1954. Other features are black and white reproduction of many older stocks and bonds." From the publisher. 320 pages. View more info

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Art Treasures from the Vienna Collections (Lent by the Austrian Government)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000148

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial covers, slight creasing on front cover and a 1/4' tear at bottom. Catalog for a traveling exhibition of art from the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna to several museums in the United States, as part of a post-WWII cultural exchange. 67 pages plus 43 B&W photographs of exhibit objects including paintings, bronzes, armor, tapestries, lapidary arts and cameos. Ex-libris John Sinkankas (PeriLithon Books), with his bookplate on inner front cover. This publication was acquired as part of a large purchase of ephemera that had been in the inventory of John Sinkankas (PeriLithon Books) aft... View more info

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Asterism: Gems With a Star

By: Martin P. Steinbach

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Idar-Oberstein, Germany, MPS Publishing and Media: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000223

ISBN: 300050494X

Condition: New


New book, in original shrink wrap. A magnificent tome on all things asterated in the gem world. This book is by far the most authoritative work on the phenomena of star and catseye gemstones. Informative, well written and enjoyable to read, the author shares his lifelong passion with star gems. With over 1,000 full-color photographs and an extensive bibliography, this book belongs on the shelf of every gemologist, gem dealer and collector of fine gemstones. View more info

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Banske Lampy: Historia a vyvoj v podmienkach banictva na uzemi Slovenska

By: Rudolf Magula and Tibor Turcan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kosice, Slovakia, Argentura Vizual: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000113

ISBN: 8088674190

Condition: Near Fine


Written in Czech and German. Published in German as "Grubenlampen: Geschichte und Entwicklung unter den Bedingungen des Bergbaus auf dem Gebeit der Slowaskei." Front cover lightly scuffed, rear cover shows some scuffing and scratches. Interior in fine condition. An interesting history and compilation of mine lighting devices from Central Europe. Includes candlesticks, carbide lamps and electric lamps. Great historical drawings and B&W and color photos of the lamps. 123 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Opals of the Desert

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000055

ISBN: 1862730660

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the opal mines of the central desert region of Australia, and includes the famous opal fields of Coober Pedy, White Cliffs, Andamooka, and Mintabie.Covers the opal districts, types of opal found, mining methods, history and miners of the opal fields. Written by the prolific opal author Len Cram. This publication includes 4 beautiful tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the region and opal fields. 28 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Australian Opals

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000059

ISBN: 1862730326

Condition: Very Good


Beautifully illustrated publication emphasizing precious opals from Lightning Ridge and Queensland (boulder opal). Has a nice section on assembled stones (doublets and triplets) and also discusses color patterns, history and pseudomorphs. 4 color postcards are attached in the back 24 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1991

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000061

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 28 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal - Special Collectors' Edition

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000060

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 32 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Queensland Opals

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1991

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000058

ISBN: 1862730571

Condition: Fine


Well illustrated publication on beauty and variety of Queensland opals. Includes a discussion of the major mining districts and their history, as well as 4 opal postcards (attached) and a map of the Queensland opal fields. 28 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Yowah: Black Gate & Koroit

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia, Len Cram: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000054

ISBN: 0646260073

Condition: Near Fine


Front and back covers scuffed, with slight crease in front cover. Well illustrated publication on the opal mines of the area around Cunnamulla in Queensland, Australia. Known for the Yowah, Koroit and East Gate opal fields, this area produces beautiful boulder opal found in Cretaceous ancient sandstones in an ironstone matrix. Describes the types of opal found, mining methods, history and miners of the opal fields. Written by the prolific opal author Len Cram. This publication includes 4 beautiful tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the opal Distri... View more info

Image for Bench Tips for Jewelry Making: 101 Useful Tips from Brad Smith

Bench Tips for Jewelry Making: 101 Useful Tips from Brad Smith

By: Bradford M. Smith

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Charleston, SC, Bradford M. Smith: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000245

ISBN: 0988285800

Condition: New


New book. A concise jewelry workshop reference with great ideas on how to improve your skills and save time and money on costly mistakes. 82 pages with numerous B&W photographs. View more info

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Blasting Cap Tin Catalog

By: Andy Martin

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Old Adit Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000084

ISBN: 0962876208

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover. Some scratches on lower left corner of front cover, contents fine. Unique publication describing blasting cap tins, with more than 200 illustrations of blasting cap tins. Descriptions and brief histories of explosives companies worldwide that manufactured blasting caps included. as well as some contemporary advertisements. 88 pages. View more info

Image for Canteras - Mexican Opals in Matrix: Spectacular Cabs of Fire

Canteras - Mexican Opals in Matrix: Spectacular Cabs of Fire

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000003

ISBN: 1944564004

Condition: New


NEW. Beautifully illustrated book on the fire opals of Mexico. 88 pages, 133 color photographs. View more info

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Catalogue of Chinese Hardstone Carvings and Ch'ing Porcelain

By: Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, England, Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co.: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000243

Condition: Very Good


Auction Catalog with Estimates insert. Some minor creasing and sunning. Descriptive catalog of 200 lots, including 64 of jade and stone items. 3 plates of B&W photos (16 of porcelain, 9 of stone objects). 19 pages. View more info

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Catalogue of the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Collection

By: Cleveland Museum of Art

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Museum of Art: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000149

Condition: Very Good


Cardstock wraps, with catalog title and information pasted to cover. Crease along spine and lower right corner of front cover. Glue remnants from small price sticker on upper front cover. Contents near fine. Catalog of a diverse fine art collection donated to the Cleveland Museum of Art, with detailed descriptions. 90 pages, including many B&W photographs. This publication was acquired as part of a large purchase of ephemera that had been in the inventory of John Sinkankas (PeriLithon Books) after his passing. The rebinding in cardstock was probably done by John Sinkankas, as this was a comm... View more info

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Chinese Treasures: A Traveling Exhibition of Chinese Objects

By: San-pao Li, Hung-hsian Chou and Ann L. Lui

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Orange County, California, Chinese American Council of Historical and Cultural Foundation of Orange County: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000250

Condition: Very Good


Cover slightly creased, rubbed and soiled. Tissue page in front of cover page is aged and mildly discolored. A documentation of a traveling exhibit of Chinese history, art and culture which was developed to educate children (grades K-12) about China and its people. Touches on all aspects of Chinese history and culture from geography to history to art.62 pages, with numerous drawings, photographs and maps. SCARCE. View more info

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Colour-Composition Relationships in Spessartine from Amelia, Virginia

By: John Sinkankas and Arch M. Reid

Price: $8.00

Publisher: San Diego, California, Scripps Insitution of Oceanography: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000225

Condition: Near Fine


Card-stock covers, stapled. An author's preprint that was submitted and eventually published in the Journal of Gemmology. As I acquired this after the passing of John Sinkankas from his inventory from PeriLithon Books, I am assuming that he printed and bound this version through Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 12 pages (including 4 figures and a bibliography). View more info

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Corundum, Its Occurrence, Distribution, Exploitation, and Uses

By: Alfred Ernest Barlow

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey: 1915

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000073

Condition: Good


Ex-library, cardstock cover, some creasing, small tears along edges (one with tape reinforcement) and stamp on front cover and front and rear flyleafs. Cover reinforced on interior of binding. Pages edges sunned, else pages very good. A thorough study of corundum, discussing history, geology, mineralogy, crystallography, chemistry, uses, mining, milling, synthesis and localities. Color plate with tissue cover opposite title page, numerous photos, maps and figures. Scarce. 377 pages. View more info

Image for Cycloptic: World's Most Modern Versatile and Complete Line of Stereoscopic Microscopes

Cycloptic: World's Most Modern Versatile and Complete Line of Stereoscopic Microscopes

By: American Optical Company

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, American Optical Company: 1963

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000136

Condition: Very Good


Photographic cover, slight scuffing and soiling, else fine. Sales brochure for line of scientific/industrial microscopes. 31 pages plus several additional loose sales sheets including a price list, photographic tube adapter and microscope series price list. View more info

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Diamond Cutting: A Complete Guide to Diamond Processing (A New Look in Brilliant Diamond Cuts)

By: Basil Watermeyer

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Parkhurst, Johannesburg, RSA, Basil Watermeyer: 1991

Edition: 4th Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000074

ISBN: 0620132485

Condition: Near Fine


Spine scuffed on lower edge, else fine. 3mm tear in jacket, minor scuffing on rear, else near fine. A classic book on cutting diamonds by an expert diamond cutter. Covers all topics on diamond cutting, from selection and evaluation to cutting techniques, A large portion of the book is devoted to cutting practices and detailed diamond cutting designs. An essential book for diamond cutters and dealers. 80 color and B&W photographs, and 400 line drawings of diamond cuts. 406 pages. Scarce. View more info