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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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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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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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Gemstones of Afghanistan

By: Gary W. Bowersox and Bonita E. Chamberlin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000227

ISBN: 0945005199

Condition: Fine


The most comprehensive book on the history, geology, gemology and mining of gemstones in Afghanistan to date. Based on intimate knowledge of the country over many years of travel to its mines, the authors are well-versed in all that encompasses gemstones in this mineral-rich country. A very important resource for all who are interested in gemstones and minerals, including the economic development of this region. 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