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Invitation to Jewellery

Southern Cross, Ltd

Published by NP ND, Tokyo
Condition: vg Hardcover

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64 leaves resting in cream stiff paper folding map with matching sturdy cardboard slipcase. Leaves additionally protected by silver paper folder and decorative parchment paper. Title gold-stamped on folder and on slipcase front and spine. 60 of the leaves are illustrated with various types of jewelry which were offered at the Southern Cross jewelry store in Tokyo. Verso of plate illustrated with photographic color reproductions of stunning jewelry, recto with same image printed smaller in b/w. Black & white illustrations with short description, as well as diamond carat information of each piece. Five plates are reproductions of color photographs showing a Japanese beauty with diamonds in wedding gown, two plates depict the interior and layout of the store in Tokyo (these printed on verso only). One text page with introduction in English by Tadashi Sekiyama, the Chairman of the company. "In its search for the essential beauty inherent in necklaces, bracelets and earrings, Southern Cross has drawn on international know-how and studied world-wide taste in design, and has succeeded in perfecting high-class jewellery which ranks with the best in the world. The traditional Japanese art of high quality metal-engraving has been combined with the distinctive Japanese manual dexterity, delicate sensitivity, and quiet perseverance to produce rare masterpieces of exquisite beauty." Rare portfolio showing images of luxurious Japanese, German, French, Italian and American jewelry. Some scuffing and staining on slipcase. Small abrasion on lower right corner of slipcase due to previously present sticker. Head and tail of slipcase spine bumped and slightly chipped. Minor staining on folder. Two-inch tear on inner edge of parchment paper, top edge slightly creased. Plates in near fine condition. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 23670

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Title: Invitation to Jewellery

Publisher: NP ND, Tokyo

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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