Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Book and Art, Publisher, 1970. First American Edition. Hardcover. VG (DJ only slightly aged overall, otherwise nice and crisp and clean.). Rust cloth, dark green title block with gilt letters and outlining on spine; white & illus. dust jacket, 80 text pp. followed by 48 BW plates on pages; 8 color plates and few BW illus. in text. "Gives us a succinct account of the early evolution of antique paste, its great flowering in the eighteenth century, and its gradual decline in the nineteenth century. [Lewis] is careful to relate it closely to the history of real-stone jewellery, and diamond jewellery in particular. Two sections of special value of for the collector and connoisseur are those on methods of distinguishing between antique and reproduction paste, and between paste stone and real stones." (dj) Amply illustrated.
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