Very Good- in Good jacket. Used hardcover in dust jacket. Shelfwear to boards, corners slightly bumped; dust jacket is worn, with chipping at the corners, the spine, and along the edges. Previous owner's gift inscription to the ffep, esle binding and pages remain solid, with no marks to text.
VG (DJ only slightly aged overall, otherwise nice and crisp and clean. ) Rust cloth, dark green title block with gilt letters and outlining on spine; white & illus. dust jacket, 80 text pp. followed by 48 BW plates on pages; 8 color plates and few BW illus. in text. "Gives us a succinct account of the early evolution of antique paste, its great flowering in the eighteenth century, and its gradual decline in the nineteenth century. [Lewis] is careful to relate it closely to the history of real-stone jewellery, and diamond jewellery in particular. Two sections of special value of for the collector and connoisseur are those on methods of distinguishing between antique and reproduction paste, and between paste stone and real stones." (dj) Amply illustrated.
Reader copy. Ex-Library. Library sticker on dustjacket at bottom of spine. Library name stamped on inside of front and back cover. Minimal library markings within book. Library markings on page edges. First page (which was a blank page) has been partly cut out of book. 1970, Stated First American Edition, 80 numbered pages plus more than 30 unnumbered pages with black/white photos. Some color photos within book but mostly black/white photos.
Very good(+) in very good jacket. 8 color plates, 48 monochrome plates, 18 text figures. 80pp. of text. Small 4to, cloth, d.w. Boston, 1970. First American Edition. A very good copy on a good (+) dust jacket. "A succinct account of the early evolution of antique paste, its great flowering in the eighteenth century, and its gradual decline in the nineteenth century....Two sections of special value...are those on methods of distinguishing between antique and reproduction paste, and between paste stones and real stones." First volume in the Faber Collectors Library, Kate Foster, ed.
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