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Image for Arizona Mines and Mining Companies: 1854-1954

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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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

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

Image for Fine Oriental Jewelry and Stone Carvings From the Estate of Mr. Harvey S. Bissell

Fine Oriental Jewelry and Stone Carvings From the Estate of Mr. Harvey S. Bissell

By: Sotheby Parke Bernet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, Sotheby Park Bernet: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000132

Condition: Good


Auction catalog. Stapled edges. Cover shows some sunniing along spine, small pen mark (1/4") at bottom of front cover. Auction estimates handwritten next to lot numbers, as well as some prices realized. Some B&W photographs of auction items. 53 pages plus auction estimates. View more info

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Gemstones and Collection Minerals at the Exposition of the "Gems" Museum

By: Vladislav I. Chuprov, Anvar A. Yusipov and Viktor P. Orlov

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000014

Condition: New


Beautifully illustrated publication of gem materials found in the Russia, with the goal of promoting Russian gemstones. Photos from an exhibition on Russian gem and lapidary materials held in Moscow at the "Gems" Museum. In Russian and English. 81 pages. View more info

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Liquidation of the Reference Library of Yamanaka & Co., Inc.

By: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Parke-Bernet Galleries, INc.: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000093

Condition: Very Good


Printed wraps, cover lightly soiled along edges, 5mm tear at top of spine. pages in near fine condition. Rare auction catalog of the extensive Yamanaka & Co. reference library. The Japanese company had its assets confiscated (and subsequently liquidated) by the U.S. government during World War 2. 1037 lots (many of a single publication) encompassing the breadth of publications on Chinese and Japanese arts and crafts, including jade, lacquer, prints, ceramics, and bronzes. It is a very comprehensive and valuable catalog for anyone seriously interested in Chinese and Japanes arts and crafts. 10... 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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Schweizer Trachtenschmuck

By: Dr. Jenny Schneider

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Verlag Paul Haupt Berne: 1965

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000094

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover. Covers mildly scuffed, lightly soiled, and some minor creasing. Publication on 18th and 19th century jewelry from the Schweizeriscen Landesmuseum in Zurich, Switzerland. Acquired from the estate of John Sinkankas in 2005. 15 pages and 16 B&W plates. View more info

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Struve Collection, Album of Mineral Drawings: Treasures of Fersman Mineralogical Museum, RAS

By: Margarita I. Novgorodova (Editor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Fersman Mineralogical Museum: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000117

ISBN: 5900395286

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. This publication brings to light the catalog for an important mineral collection long lost in the vast holdings of the Fersman Museum. The collection of Heinrich Christofer Gottfried von Struve was assembled in the early 1800's. A contemporary of Humboldt and Jules Verne; Struve, a Russian naturalist and diplomat, accumulated over 9,000 mineral specimens from throughout Europe and beyond. This reproduction of a portion of the catalog showcases 82 plates featuring crystal drawings of key mineral specimens. A color photograph accompanies each drawing. A fine work highlighting ... View more info

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The F. John Barlow Mineral Collection

By: J. John Barlow, Robert W. Jones and Gene L. LaBerge

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Appleton, WI, Sanco Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000108

ISBN: 0965351009

Condition: Fine


Gold lettering on spine and cover, black cloth. Dust jacket has minor scuffing. Contents fine. This bbok seved as a catalog for the very fine mineral collection of F. John Barlow. Features world-class mineral specimens, selected for their aesthetics and rarity. The collection was eventually dispersed at auction. Contains several hundred high quality color photographs. 408 pages. View more info

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The Magnificent Mineral Collection of Joseph A. Freilich

By: Sotheby's

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Sotheby's: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000186

Condition: Near Fine


Auction catalog. Pictorial wraps and jacket. Auction catalog of a freat mineral collection. 226 pages, including numerous color photographs of beautiful and rare mineral specimens. View more info

Image for The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich

The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich

By: Sotheby's

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Sotheby's: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000052

Condition: Fine


Only defect is one small stain (approx. 5mm) on exterior of pages. Auction catalog of an extremely fine scientific library, including works from the 16th to the 20th century. View more info