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Looking for old jewelry books


#1

Just read a comment from Michael Sonnenberg about bench tricks found
in old Jewelry books. Happens that I collect them. Does anybody know
where I can find some? Robert. R. Wooding


#2
   Just read a comment from Michael Sonnenberg about bench tricks
found in old Jewelry books. Happens that I collect them. Does
anybody know where I can find some? Robert. R. Wooding  

Dear Robert;

Try and contact Mr. Bernard Rosenberg olana@bestweb.net from
LeCount Designs, He is a vivid collector of antique books and always
willing to help.

HTH
Hanuman


#3

Another possible source is:

Peri Lithon Books
Box 9996
San Diego CA 92169
858-488-6904

They deal in out-of-print books on gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry &
geology. Their catalog is $2.00. I believe the company is owned by
John Sinkankus.

Dave


#4

Perilithon Books (advertised in Lapidary Journal). Most of their
books are geological surveys, but they have from time to time a
selection of old jewlery books that are affordable and in good
condition. Major drawback is that they issue titles say, a-g then
wait four months and then issue h-m, etc. Best if you have title you
are sarching for and then send it to them. Good Luck, Suzanne


#5

Robert: I love old jewelry books too and grab them when I find them.
Larger used book stores will sometimes have them and if you let the
owners know that you’re intereted in them they will buy them when
people sell to them. The old books are fun to read for techniques from
the past and design ideas, and there sure are lots of old books on
jewelry history and I collect those as well. Dave

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#6

On the old jewelry books note, two other possilbe sources. Cody’s
Books and Moe’s - both in Berkeley, California. I don’t have their
e-mail or web site but they are both Berkeley institutions so I am
confident you can find them. Good hunting!
SHael


#7

Hello Robert, Dave, et al. I recently found some old jewelry books
online through Advanced Book Exchange (ABE) at
http://www.abebooks.com/ “In a nutshell, ABE is a book exchange
service designed for the out-of-print, used or antiquarian book buyer
or seller. ABE lists the combined inventory of its member booksellers
in a database which anyone in the world can search using the World
Wide Web. Searches are by any combination of author, title, publisher
and keyword, and are completely free.” You will find out immediately
if any ABE member has the book for which you are looking AND if more
than one vendor has a copy, you can choose which one you want to
purchase based on price, book condition, etc. Using ABE, I found a
copy of one of Untracht’s early texts which is no longer in print and
which even Amazon could not find for me. I bought it thorugh ABE
from Acadia Art and Rare Books in Ontario, Canada
(Acadiart@netcom.ca). I live in California. The transaction went
very smoothly and I was very pleased to finally own a book I had
coveted for a long while. Also try:
http://www.bibliophilegroup.com/other/op_services.html Regards to all,
Mia