English Jewellery: From the Fifth Century A. D. to 1800
by Evans, Joan
London: Methuen & Co. LTD, 1921. Ex Library First edition. Hardcover. g+. Small Folio. xxxi, 168pp. Originally burgundy cloth with gilt-stamped vignette on cover, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Color frontispiece. "For the purposes of this book jewellery has been defined as including all ornaments of wrought or jewelled metal actually worn on the person. This definition excludes such jewelled objects as croziers, snuff-boxes, and the like, that are not worn but carried... For reasons of space a full consideration of the collars and badges of official rank and of the national Orders of Knighthood, and of Royal Crowns and other coronets, has been omitted. For the same reason there is no historical study of the English jewellers." (Joan Evans).Illustrated with 34 plates of b/w reproductions of jewellery with tissue guards, one in color. Includes complete list of illustrations at front, and indices by subject and names and places at rear. Light wear of binding along edges with slight discoloration at top of back cover. Starting at inside front and back cover. Small library stamps on inside back cover. Light sporadic foxing throughout. Binding and interior in overall good+ condition.
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