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Gems and Jewelry: The Henry Polissack Library, Part II

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

251 lots | 33 with images

May 27, 2004

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 1: AGRICOLA, GEORGIUS. De Re Metallica. Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover; with

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Description: AGRICOLA, GEORGIUS. De Re Metallica. Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover; with supplementary material and indexes. Profusion of plates and illustrations. Thick folio, vellum, soiled; ex-collection Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass., with shelving numbers on spine, bookplate, and perforated stamps on preliminaries. London: The Mining Magazine, 1912

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Lot 2: "BEST AND MOST THOROUGH WORK ON AMBER" (AMBER.) Hartmann, Phillip Jacob. Succini Prussici physica & civilis historia cum demonstratioe ex autopsia &

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Description: "BEST AND MOST THOROUGH WORK ON AMBER" (AMBER.) Hartmann, Phillip Jacob. Succini Prussici physica & civilis historia cum demonstratioe ex autopsia & intimiori rerum experiential deducta. Engraved frontispiece and 3 folding engraved plates. Small 8vo, early vellum, recased, retaining original spine and pastedowns; outer edge of frontispiece margin trimmed, last few leaves browned. Frankfurt: M. Hallervord & J. Andrea, 1677

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Lot 4: (AMULETS.) Blanchard, R. H. Handbook of Egyptian Gods and Mummy Amulets. 54 photographic plates of amulets from graves and cemeteries of the Nile,

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Description: (AMULETS.) Blanchard, R. H. Handbook of Egyptian Gods and Mummy Amulets. 54 photographic plates of amulets from graves and cemeteries of the Nile, including bronzes. 8vo, rebound in handsome 1/4 tooled red calf with black lettering pieces over marbled boards; scattered light foxing. Cairo, (1909)

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