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Lot 5: (AMULETS.) Earle, John. The Alfred Jewel. Color frontispiece, illustrations, and folding map. 8vo, burgundy cloth gilt. Oxford, 1901
Gems and Jewelry: The Henry Polissack Library, Part II
May 27, 2004
New York, NY, USA
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Notes: first edition of a lengthy treatise on this amulet, first discovered in Somerset in 1698, and thought to have belonged to King Alfred.
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