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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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American Mineral Treasures

By: Gloria A. Staebler and Wendell E. Wilson (Editors)

Price: $275.00

Publisher: East Hampton, CT, Lithographie, LLC: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000111

ISBN: 097909982X

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial cover. An homage to 44 premier mineral localities in the United States, including Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ; Mt. Antero, CO; Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO; Elmwood, TN; Hot Springs, AR; Butte, MT; Morenci Mine, AZ and the Bunker Hill Mine, ID. Profusely illustrated with high resolution color photographs make this volume a great reference work, as welll as a desirable "coffee table" book. 354 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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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 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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Chat Dumps of the Missouri Lead Belt, St. Francois County: With an Illustrated History of the Lead Companies That Built Them

By: Robert E. McHenry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Adrian, Michigan, Robert E. McHenry: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000015

Condition: New


The title of this obscure book is a bit of a misnomer, as it is a wonderful history of the towns, people and companies in the (Old) Missouri Lead Belt. The author wrote the book as an outgrowth of photographing the mine waste dumps (chat dumps) which are very imposing features of the local landscape. The scope of the project grew to include the history of the mines, companies and towns of the region. Very well researched with lots of interesting facts and photos. A worthwhile read and addition to the library of any mining history buff. 400 pages, with numerous B&W photographs. 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

Image for Hayden and His Men: being a selection of 108 photographs by William Henry Jackson of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey ... 1870-1878

Hayden and His Men: being a selection of 108 photographs by William Henry Jackson of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey ... 1870-1878

By: Frank Chambers

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Francis Paul Geoscience Literature: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000066

Condition: Very Good


Sunning on small portions of edges on front cover and along spine, else fine condition. A tribute to the men of the early United States Geological and Geographical Survey, who, under the leadership of Ferdinand V. Hayden, explored the little known interior west of the United States in the 1870's. Utilizing the photographic plates of the Survey's photographer, William Henry Jackson, the author is able to give the reader a feel of what it was like to explore uncharted territories of what are now Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Scarce. Acquired from the library of Jay Lininger, publisher of... View more info

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Ikons, Classics and Contemporary Masterpieces of Mineralogy

By: Wayne A. Thompson

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Mineralogical Record, Inc.: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000187

Condition: Near Fine


Mineralogical Record Supplement January-February, 2003. Pictorial wraps. Some scuffing along edges of cover and spine, some discoloration in top corner of front cover from price sticker, contents fine. A well-written overview of what it takes to develop of fine mineral collection, along with numerous photographs of exceptional mineral specimens and their significance. 192 pages, including numerous color photographs of world-class mineral specimens. View more info

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Landscape and Surface Mining: Ecological Guidelines for Reclamation

By: Gerhard Darmer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000036

ISBN: 0442009437

Condition: Very Good


English translation of the German book "Landshaft and Tagebau, first published in 1979. Edited by Norman L. Dietrich. Slight bumping to cover, otherwise near fine condition. View more info

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Masterpieces of the Mineral World: Treasures from the Houston Museum of Natural Science

By: Wendell E. Wilson, Joel A. Bartsch and Mark Mauthner

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Houston, TX, Houston Museum of Natural Science: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000109

Condition: Fine


Copper lettering on gray cloth cover. Embossed end papers. Beautiful "coffee table" book, featuring exceptional mineral specimens from the Houston Museum of Natural Science. 150 remarkable mineral photographs by Jeffrey Scovil. 264 pages. View more info

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Old Mining Towns of South Australia

By: C. E. Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000065

ISBN: 0851796885

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated cloth covers, regional maps on the end papers. As much an art book as a mining history book, paintings of scenes of the old mining towns are complemented by text describing the history of the towns, including information on the minerals, mines and railroads. 32 pages. View more info

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Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

By: Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT, Globe Pequot Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000100

ISBN: 1564401332

Condition: Fine


A beautifully illustrated publication on the lighthouses of the western United States, including their history, architecture and contact/touring information. View more info