Stock Image

The Triumph of Love: Jewelry 1530-1930

Munn, Geoffrey C.

ISBN 10: 0500236615 / ISBN 13: 9780500236611
Published by Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1993
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Argentum Vivum (Merion Station, PA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 7, 2011

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 310.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Volume in excellent condition. Signed and inscribed by author in NY, 16/10/1993; "This is Barbara with very best wishes, Geoffery. 16/10/1993, New York." Photo available upon request. Clothbound hardcover with no markings or blemishes. Apart from signature on title page, no other markings in book. Dust jacket is in good condition, shows some signs of shelf wear. First edition, English language. 115 illustrations, 112 in color. Bookseller Inventory # 000171

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Triumph of Love: Jewelry 1530-1930

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

Throughout the centuries, a young man courting a young woman, a monarch celebrating his or her dynastic marriage, a longwedded woman wishing to affirm her abiding love for her husband, people both famous and unknown, have chosen jewels of all sorts to mark the sentiment and occasion. This is a tradition which continues to be practised today. Geoffrey Munn is widely recognized as a leading expert on the history of these adornments, all of them expressing the strong emotions of the donor. Here are splendid rings, brooches and necklaces, exquisitely worked by master craftsmen with hearts and arrows, intertwined initials, vines, flowers and other symbolic motifs, all showing the special language known to lovers. Most of these radiant jewels also hide a fascinating story, and the author tells all that is known about their origins: the giver and the receiver, the designer, and the meaning of each piece. Geoffrey C. Munn is the author of numerous books and articles on jewellery and has organized several exhibitions on specific jewellers. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Argentum Vivum is a general bookseller with a particular eye towards the interesting, eclectic and unusual. Favorite areas are the fine arts, the decorative arts and psychology.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the "Ask bookseller a question" link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Argentum Vivum Books
Esther Martin
705 South Highland Av...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 5 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express