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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, bronzees, 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) af... 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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Die Mineralien des Binntales

By: H. A. Stalder, P. Embrey, S. Graeser and W. Nowacki

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bern, Switzerland, Naturhistorisches Museum der Stadt Bern: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000128

Condition: Near Fine


In German. Pictorial cover. Front and rear cover have minor scuffing, contents fine. Excellent work on the minerals and history of mineral collecting in the Binn Valley, Valais, Switzerland. Most notable locality in the region is the Lengenbach Quarry, known for the large number of mineral species (especially sulfosalts) found in the dolomitic rocks. 16 tables and 55 figures, including many color and B&W photos. 143 pages. 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. View more info

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How I Found and How I lost the Cave of the Winds and the Manitou Grand Caverns: Being the True Story as Set Forth by the Discoverer

By: George W. Snider

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Los Angeles CA, George W. Snider: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000147

Condition: Very Good


Printed wraps (Art Nouveau style) with clear library tape to reinforce spine (although spine appears to be in good shape).Minor soiling on covers, a minor chip on upper right corner of front cover.. Edges of pages somewhat soiled, interior fine. Former owner's name, ( Dr.) F. (Frank) W. Cragin handwritten in pen on cover and an inscription to Cragin from E. B. Beeson (gift) on title page. Dr. Cragin was the head of the Geology Department at Colorado College from 1914 until his death in 1937. He amassed a large collection of publications and manuscripts on the history of the Colorado Springs ... 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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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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New Data on Minerals, Volume 38

By: Elena A. Borisova

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ocean Pictures, Ltd.: 2003

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Seller ID: 000124

ISBN: 5900395502

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy, printed cover, remnants of glue from small price sticker on upper edge of front cover. Research articles from the Russian Academy of Science, Fersman Mineralogical Museum. Articles include "Rare-metal Zeolites of the Hilairite group, " Geogrphical Location of Mineral Type Localites" and "Mineralogy of Epithermal Gold-Sulfide-Telluride Ores of the Kairagach Gold Deposit (Uzbekistan)." 172 pages. View more info

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New Data on Minerals, Volume 39

By: Elena A. Borisova

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ocean Pictures, Ltd.: 2004

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Seller ID: 000125

ISBN: 5900395626

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy, printed cover, remnants of glue from small price sticker on upper edge of front cover.Slight soiling on front cover. Research articles from the Russian Academy of Science, Fersman Mineralogical Museum. Includes articles on "Nanocrystals of Gold and their Intergrowths," "Faberge Lapidary in the Fersman Mineralogical Museum Collection" and Chinese Jade Disks from the Fersman Mineralogical Museum Collection." 171 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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Secrets of the Gem Trade, Second Eition: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones

By: Richard W. Wise

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Lenox, Massachusetts, Brunswick House Press: 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000025

ISBN: 0972822321

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. "To rave reviews from across the industry, Secrets Of The Gem Trade has been completely rewritten revised and expanded. It is over a third larger, includes five new introductory essays, 11 new chapters and 278 images, including 161 new additional images." "Completely revised and expanded with 11 new chapters focusing on Jade, Demantoid Garnet, Natural Nacreous Pearls, Conch Pearls, Sunstone, Moonstone, Peridot, Cobalt Blue Spinel, Red & Pink Spinel and Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds. Also there are five new introductory essays covering Blue-white diamo... 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 Billings Microscope Collection of the Medical Museum Armed Forces INstitute of Pathology

By: James L. Hansen, William A. Schrader and William R. Cowan

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Armed Forces Institute of Pathology: 1974

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000071

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. An important work, describing a very large collection of microscopes housed at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. The book describes approximately 475 of the more than 700 microscopes in the Museum collection at the time of publication. 475 figures (photographs of historic microscopes). 244 pages. View more info