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1 Brands, Henry F. COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK TO HALLMARKS ON GOLD AND SILVER PLATE.
Key Books, n.p., 1971. 
135 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: How to read "Hall Marks"; The Process of Assaying; Articles exempt from Assay; Chronological Table; Table of Marks; London; Provincial Assay Offices; Barnstaple, Birmingham; Bristol; Ches ter; Exeter; Hull; Lincoln; Newcastle; Norwich; Sheffield; York; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Scottish Provincial Marks; Dublin; Irish Provincial Marks; Jubilee and Coronation Marks; Summary of Town Marks; Dates of Accession of the Sovereigns; Table s o f D a t e Letters; Index. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, hinge creases, minor glue residue and tiny scratches on rear cover, very small s ti c ke r r es id ue m ark and tiny scratches on front cover, light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
KNIGHT'S CROSS: A LIFE OF FIELD MARSHAL ERWIN ROMMEL., Fraser, David.
2 Fraser, David. KNIGHT'S CROSS: A LIFE OF FIELD MARSHAL ERWIN ROMMEL.
HarperCollins, New York, 1993, book club edition. 
601 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060182229 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)hows how inspiringly spontaneous and superficially haphazard Rommel's style of leadership could be: 'Rommel believed that war is a re ckless, untidy business, and that the habits of mind of a methodical manager are alien to what is required'. Instead, his hallmarks were boldness of manoeuvre, ferocity of attack, and tenacity in pursuit. These were the qualities he display e d i n h is great battles in the North African desert; they were, David Fraser demonstrates, evident from his earliest battles in the First World War to his last, defending Fortress Europe from the Allied invasion of 1944....Rommel reached a posi ti on in w h ic h he almost inevitably became embroiled in politics. When he realized that the Allied invasion was going to succeed, he realized also that the only way to save Germany was somehow to negotiate a peace settlement. He tried to pres ent Hi t ler - to wh om he had always been devoted, and who had always shown him a particular respect and affection - with the military realities: he was branded a defeatist and ignored. But his opinions, and his apparent links (meticulously dis cuss ed b y Fras er) wi th t he Stauffenberg plotters of July 1944 - one of them, under interrogation, mentioned Rommel as a possible head of post-Hilterian Gemany - condemned him is the eyes of the Fuhrer he had served so loyally. He was offered the c hoice o f tri al b y a Peopl e's Court - a sham of course - or suicide, a state funeral and protection for his family. He chose the latter. Rommel is not, to David Fraser, a flawless hero: his failings as well as his genius are recorded here . But he ha d t hat in stinc t fo r batt le and leadership which set him apart from his contemporaries and places him among the great commanders." Light browning at bottom edge of rear board, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has lig ht rubb ing on rear panel , lig ht wrin kling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, tiny tear with wrinkles at bottom edge of rear flap. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER., Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina.  (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.)
3 Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina. (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.) FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER.
Washington, D.C. Faberge Arts Foundation 1993 0883971100 / 9780883971109 Soft Cover Very Good - 
476 pp, square 8vo (8 5/8" x 8 5/8" x 1 3/8"). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. The catalogue of an exhibition. Contents: Faberge in Our Time; History of the House of Faberge; Chronology of the House of Faberge in Its Time; New Insights into Faberge from Russian Documents; A Few Remarks Concerning Imperial Easter Eggs; Imperial Easter Eggs - A Technical Study; New Light on the Workshop of Henrik Wigstrom; The Moscow Workshops; Faberge and the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle; The London Branch; Faberge Drawings in the Hermitage Collection; Faberge's Houses in St. Petersburg; Kshesinskaia's Memories; A Treasure Found in Solianka Street; Tracing Faberge's Treasures after 1918; Faberge and America; 'Fauxberge'; Catalogue of Works; Hallmarks; Birbaum Memoirs; Selected Bibliography; Index. Interior - slight yellowing to edges of pages, faint lettering ink offset on title page. Exterior - light rubbing, light edge wear, two small creases at bottom front corner, crease down middle of rear cover, very small piece of laminate missing at bottom edge of rear cover, slight waviness to top/bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 


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