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  Princely Magnificence: Court Jewels of the Renaissance, 1500-1630  by Jill Hollis.

  NOTE:   We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles.  Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition.  We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions).  If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask.  We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title.

  DESCRIPTION:  Softcover.  Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum (1982).  Pages: 142.  Size:  10½ x 9½ inches; 1¾ pounds.  Summary:     Detailed catalogue produced for an exhibition of 126 fine Renaissance jewels at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, with detailed scholarly descriptions of each item together with provenance and related literature. As well as showing the items in the exhibition, the illustrations include jewelry designs and contemporary portraits of sitters wearing jewels.

  CONDITION:  VERY GOOD. Unread (?) oversized softcover. Victoria & Albert Museum (1982) 142 pages.Inside the book appears unread beyond about page 15. Probably only flipped through a few times beyond that point - looking at the pictures. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, bound tightly-as-new beyond about page 14/15. Outside the covers edvidence modest edge and corner shelfwear, but no major creases. Lower spine heel is slightly bumped, which is faintly echoed inside (the first 15-20 pages have a faint corner crease at the bottom inside/binding corner). While the book might not have the "sex appeal" of a shelf trophy, it is a clean, almost unread copy with only light superficial shelfwear. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #8637b.

PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK.

PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW.

  PUBLISHER REVIEWS

  REVIEW:  Shows court jewels of the Renaissance, 1500-1630. Based on an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum between October 1980 and January 1981.

  REVIEWTABLE OF CONTENTS::

The Status and Making of Jewelry, 1500-1630.

Renaissance Jewels in Their Social Setting.

Sources of Gemstones in the Renaissance.

The Cutting and Setting of Gems in the 15th and 16th Centuries.

Dress in Western Europe, 1500-1630.

Sweet England's Jewels.

The Renaissance in the 19th century.

  PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

  REVIEW:  Exhibition catalogue with numerous color and monochrome plates.  A remarkable collection with exceptional photography.

    READER REVIEWS

  REVIEW:  Great book, well-written, fabulous photography, luscious jewelry!

REVIEW:  Great review of Renaissance jewelry in the Victoria & Albert collection.  Great inspiration for jewelers.  A must for enthusiasts of Renaissance and royal jewelry.

  I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer.  This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”).  All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage.  A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation.  If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00.  Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. 

 

  Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+).  Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country.  You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request.  ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs.  Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment.  We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers.

 

  All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements.  We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment.  Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA.  That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured.  We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex).  Please ask for a rate quotation.  We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with.  If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy.  Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs).

 

  Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years.  However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers.  Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology.  After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well.  Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe.  I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe.  In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology.

 

  I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with.  Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry.  My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia.  I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me.  There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover.  Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail.  If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail.  But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent.  And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email.  Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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