20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style, 2013, 1st Ed., Fine w/Near Fine DJ

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 Papi, Stephano, Alexandra Rhodes, 20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2013

ISBN: 0500516871

Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket, Near Fine overall, First Edition, 4to, 12 3/4" x 9 3/4." Dark blue cloth-covered boards backed in a black-and-white paper dust jacket. Silver-foil lettering on book spine, front panel, and black dust jacket spine. Printed black-and-white printed photograph on front panel. Printed color photograph on back panel. Covers have minuscule war to extremities, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has light rubbing and slight wear along top and bottom edges, else clean and intact, not price-clipped. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with illustrations in black-and-white and color, 398 in total. 272 pp., including illustrations, Selected Bibliography, and Index. A survey of beautiful jewelry from the collections of Marjorie Merriweather Post; Lydia, Lady Deterding; The Duchess of Windsor; Daisy Fellowes; Countess Mona Bismarck; Barbara Hutton; Merle Oberon; The Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda; Maria Callas; HH The Begum Aga Khan III; and Nina Dyer. Spotlights from the collections are interspersed with biographical information about these eleven society women of the mid-twentieth century. Also included is discussion about noted jewelers such as Carier, Van Kleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston. Authored by Stephano Papi and Alexandra Rhodes. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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