BOOKS

'Ivory'

by Maggie Campbell Pedersen

ISBN 978-0-7198-0053-5

 

A book covering in detail ivory's composition and unique properties, its sources in the animal kingdom, trade bans and conservation status, how it has been worked by craftsmen, its care and repair, and its fakes and imitations, identification and testing. The book also covers the history of ivory, world-wide, going back 40,000 years. Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photographs, quick reference identification charts and diagrams, it is the first book to cover ivory from every aspect.

 

Reviews:

"An invaluable guide for collectors, antique dealers, curators, gemmologists, conservationists and frequenters of flea markets, as well as those who simply love this attractive material." (Antiques Diary)

"This new book provides invaluable information on ivory. ....an essential guide for anyone interested in studying this fascinating organic gem material." (The Journal of Gemmology)

"This is a very welcome addition to any gemmologist's library" (Gems and Jewellery)

 

 


'Gem and Ornamental Materials of Organic Origin’
by Maggie Campbell Pedersen


ISBN 0750658525

The only book devoted to Organics, ‘Gem and Ornamental Materials of Organic Origin’ is an easily accessible and interesting reference book. It contains chapters on amber and copal, jet, ivories, bone, antler, horn, rhino horn, tortoiseshell, pearl, shell, coral, many unusual organics, and plastics. A further chapter provides quick reference charts. Information is given on identification, tests, uses, history and conservation status. Over 200 colour photographs aid identification of the materials.

 

Reviews:

“This is a very interesting book………For the antique dealer, jeweller and gemmologist this book would be a most useful addition to their bookshelves” (Journal of Gemmology, the quarterly journal of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain)

“Chock full of interesting facts……A comprehensive and clearly written guide to organic materials …………a volume of genuine use to dealers, collectors and museum curators.” (Antiques and Collectables. Voted ‘Book of the Month’.)

“This book is the most comprehensive, in-depth, and scientific examination of these materials to date” (Gems and Gemmology, the quarterly Journal of the Gemological Institute of America)

“I have not found a reference book that has more data on this subject………..it is a mandatory item for every appraiser’s reference library.” (The Jewelry Appraiser, the quarterly journal of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers)

“A comprehensive reference……….. -- buy it!” (Plastics Historical Society Newsletter)

“An ideal reference book………a unique source of information on this neglected topic.” (Rock’n’Gem)

 

To order books from the publishers, go to www.crowood.com, and click on NAG Press.

Copyright 2007 Maggie Campbell Pedersen.  All rights reserved.

BOOKS

'Ivory'

by Maggie Campbell Pedersen

ISBN 978-0-7198-0053-5

 

A book covering in detail ivory's composition and unique properties, its sources in the animal kingdom, trade bans and conservation status, how it has been worked by craftsmen, its care and repair, and its fakes and imitations, identification and testing. The book also covers the history of ivory, world-wide, going back 40,000 years. Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photographs, quick reference identification charts and diagrams, it is the first book to cover ivory from every aspect.

 

​Reviews:

"An invaluable guide for collectors, antique dealers, curators, gemmologists, conservationists and frequenters of flea markets, as well as those who simply love this attractive material." (Antiques Diary)

"This new book provides invaluable information on ivory. ....an essential guide for anyone interested in studying this fascinating organic gem material." (The Journal of Gemmology)

"This is a very welcome addition to any gemmologist's library" (Gems and Jewellery)

'Gem and Ornamental Materials of Organic Origin’

by Maggie Campbell Pedersen

 

ISBN 0750658525

The only book devoted to Organics, ‘Gem and Ornamental Materials of Organic Origin’ is an easily accessible and interesting reference book. It contains chapters on amber and copal, jet, ivories, bone, antler, horn, rhino horn, tortoiseshell, pearl, shell, coral, many unusual organics, and plastics. A further chapter provides quick reference charts. Information is given on identification, tests, uses, history and conservation status. Over 200 colour photographs aid identification of the materials.

 

Reviews:

​“This is a very interesting book………For the antique dealer, jeweller and gemmologist this book would be a most useful addition to their bookshelves” (Journal of Gemmology, the quarterly journal of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain)

“Chock full of interesting facts……A comprehensive and clearly written guide to organic materials …………a volume of genuine use to dealers, collectors and museum curators.” (Antiques and Collectables. Voted ‘Book of the Month’.)

“This book is the most comprehensive, in-depth, and scientific examination of these materials to date” (Gems and Gemmology, the quarterly Journal of the Gemological Institute of America)

“I have not found a reference book that has more data on this subject………..it is a mandatory item for every appraiser’s reference library.” (The Jewelry Appraiser, the quarterly journal of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers)

“A comprehensive reference……….. -- buy it!” (Plastics Historical Society Newsletter)

“An ideal reference book………a unique source of information on this neglected topic.” (Rock’n’Gem)

To order books from the publishers, go to www.crowood.com, and click on NAG Press.

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