Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Art Museums, 2000. Hardcover. VG- (Page edges are beginning to tan lightly; former owner name and date on first page; small nick in outer spine; otherwise clean.). Black buckram, gilt letters on spine and front cover, black & color illus. DJ., 272 pp., 40 color illus. and 200 bw illus. "Gives a full account of the excavations of the furnaces and hearths which comprise the refinery and of the detailed scientific analysis carried out at the Department of Scientific Research in the British Museum which has made it possible to reconstruct the process. Also included are a scientific examination of the Lydian coinage and the first authoritative history of early gold refining and assaying technology around the world, from its inception to the post-medieval period." (dj). (Inventory #: 20247)
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