London: William Godbid, 1672. 185 pages, 12mo, original calf covers (slightly bowed), neatly re-cased. London: William Godbid, 1672. First edition. A very clean tight copy. Small contemporary brown ink notation on the fly-leaf and previous owners name on the publishers note.The Essay marks the beginning of the modern development in knowledge of crystal structure. Wing B3947. Fulton 96. Neville 193.
Paris: Flammarion, 1998. Extensively illustrated in color. 228 pages. Small oblong 4to, blue cloth, d.w. New York: Flammariion, (1998). A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Published for an exhibition held at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Smithsonian Institution, New York and Washington, D.C., in 1998. Texts by an international team of scholars, and superb illustrations of jewelry, glass, bronzes and drawings.
Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1762. Engraved title page and 78 of 79 full-page copper engraved plates. 90pp of text (lightly foxed throughout, more so on text pages; 2pp of text are darkened, probably from a newspaper laid-in). Short 4to. Original marbled boards binding, edges reinforced with cloth, 19th century brown leather spine (well-rubbed with small repairs at joints). Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1762. First edition. Lacks plate 21, but still a very good copy of this scarce book. Brunet IV, 848; Sinkankas 5231.
Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 2011. Well-illustrated throughout in color. 352 pages. Large oblong 4to, black cloth with inset pictorial label, d.w. Woodbridge: Antique Collector's Club, 2011. First edition in English. Very minor bumping at upper corners, still a near fine copy of this very uncommon book.
London: Nisbet. Frontispiece and 9 other superb mounted color plates by Edmund Dulac, lettered tissue guards. [xii], 151 pages of text. 4to, decorative grey boards backed in gilt-stamped white cloth, lightly worn on corners and extremities of spine, uncut edges, t.e.g. Housed in a grey clam shell box with a leather spine label (a couple bumps to top and bottom edge otherwise a fine slipcase). London: Nisbet & Co., ca. 1920. A very good(+) copy. Limited edition, number 612 of 675 numbered copies.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902. More than 200 black & white illustrations, includes both full page plates and text illustrations. xvi + 738pp., very thick 8vo, green cloth; library plate pasted to inside front cover. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1902. A very good copy.
London: Boydell, 1785. 50 copper engraved plates by John Spilsbury, protected with tissue, featuring exquisitely carved gems. The 2 letter press pages, title and list of plates are slightly foxed, but the plates are clean. Small 4to, simple 1/2 green morocco by Bayntun. London: John Boydell, circa 1785. Spine evenly faded, still a very good(+) copy.
New York: Assouline, 2004. Three lavishly illustrated volumes. 79pp., 75pp. and 46pp., small, slim 8vo, boards, d.w., pictorial slipcase. New York: Assouline, (2004-2006). A near fine collection. Volume Titles and authors: Reema Keswani. Shinde Jewels; Alexis Gregory. Harry Winston; Rare Jewels of the World.