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Ancient Greek Roman Jewelry Etruscan Minoan Crete Mycenaean Hellene RARE Classic

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,352) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381839133878 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Greek And Roman Jewellery by Reynold Higgins Second Edition. 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: Hardcover: 243 pages. Publisher: Methuen & Co. LTD; (1980). A rare and out of print book which presents a detailed history of jewelry and craftsmanship through the Minoan, Mycenaean, Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations, including a full list of sites and bibliographical references. Considered the absolute classic of the genre. Incredibly well illustrated with both photos and line drawings of ancient jewelry and production techniques. Everything and anything you ever wanted to know about ancient jewelry. CONDITION: GOOD. Only partially read hardcover w/dustjacket. Methuen & Company, Ltd. (1980) 243 pages. Evidence suggests that the original owner only read the first 25 pages or so, however there is occasional highlighting within those first 25 pages. The remainder of the book seems unread, [pages bound tightly as new. Also the original owner placed a paste-down label ("from the library of...") on the first free page (the first unprinted, blank page in the book). We'd also note that if you lift the front dustjacket flap, you'll see a bindery defect wherein the front end paper (the paper underside of the front cover) is crumpled at the lower edge). But again, it's only noticed if you life the dustjacket flap, and it is in any event purely a superficial cosmetic blemish. Except for the paste-down label and the occasional yellow highlighting in the first 25 pages, the balance of the inside of the book is unblemished. Pages are otherwise pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, seemingly unread. I'd guess that the original owner read the first 25 pages, highlighted a few sentences, then put the book away never to be taken off the bookshelf again. From the outside we'd note that the top surface of the closed page edges show very faint, light tan colored age speckles (visible only when book is closed, not to individual pages, only to the mass of closed page edges - sometimes referred to as the "page block"). The dustjacket evidences only very mild edge and corner shelfwear (principally in the form of a 1/8 inch (3mm) closed, neatly mended edge tear at the bottom edge of the front side of the dustjacket. However the dustjacket does have a stain at the top edge of the front side of the dustjacket, perhaps coffee, measuring about 1 inch along the top edge, about 1/4 inch wide. Beneath the dustjacket the full cloth covers are clean and unblemished. Obviously given the superficial cosmetic blemishes this book will never be considered a "shelf trophy". But as an almost-unread copy of an otherwise very difficult title to find, if one can overlook the occasional highlighting in the first 25 pages and the paste-down label from the original owner, it is a verty serviceable copy with "lots of miles left under the hood". Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #421.1d. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Techniques of ancient jewelry making, gilding, etc. Sections include: ancient metallurgy; basic processing; decorative processes; joining and finishing. Studies of jewelry and techniques in: Greece and the Cyclades (3000-1700 BC); Middle Helladic Greece; Prepalatial Crete; Early Palatial Crete; Late Palatial Crete and Early Myceanean (1700-1450 BC); The Mycenean Empire (1450-1100 BC); Attica; The Peloponnese; Central and Northern Greece; The Islands and Eastern Greece; The Dark Ages (1100-900 BC); The Period of Oriental Influences (900-600 BC); Archaic and Classical Greece (600-300 BC); Early Etruscan (700-400 BC); Late Etruscan (400-250 BC); Hellenistic (330-27 BC); Roman (27 BC-400 AD). PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: The subject of this book is jewelry from the classical regions of the Early Bronze Age (circa. 2500 B.C.) to the Late Roman period (about A.D. 400). A full account of the technical methods of making jewelry is followed by a description, period by period, of the jewelry itself. It is an excellent general handbook by a preeminent scholar. The illustrations are simply remarkable. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: Simply everything you would ever need to know about ancient jewelry in the Classical world – the ancient Mediterranean. This is the source of detailed knowledge of the techniques and products of the ancient jeweler and metalsmith. Lavishly illustrated with wonderful photographs of rare jewelry – many examples not published elsewhere. Line drawings showing the various techniques used in the ancient world to produce their fabulously intricate jewelry. If you ever wondered, “how did they do that way back then”, you’ll find the answers here! 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 insuredshipment 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." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish

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