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Compendium of Scottish Silver II By Janice Dietert, Rodney Dietert
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Compendium of Scottish Silver II is the most comprehensive catalog of Scottish silver and gold published to date and is an essential reference for readers of art, antiques and history. More than... More > 6,000 descriptions of pieces from the 14th-21st centuries are organized chronologically by category (e.g. bowls, mugs, flatware, teapots, etc.) with 54 photos introducing categories. A timeline aids readers in dating pieces and evaluating rarity, and a glossary defines decorative arts terms. Expanded from the original Compendium, a Cornell University Digital Library project, Compendium II has more than 1,000 new listings of provincial, 19th century and special collections silver. Additionally, there is a guide to interpreting Scottish hallmarks and evaluating Scottish silver designed to help the reader avoid common pitfalls.< Less
Compendium of Scottish Silver II By Rodney Dietert, Janice Dietert
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Compendium of Scottish Silver II is the most comprehensive catalog of Scottish silver and gold published to date and is an essential reference for readers of art, antiques and history. More than... More > 6,000 descriptions of pieces from the 14th-21st centuries are organized chronologically by category (e.g. bowls, mugs, flatware, teapots, etc.) with 54 photos introducing categories. A timeline aids readers in dating pieces and evaluating rarity, and a glossary defines decorative arts terms. Expanded from the original Compendium, a Cornell University Digital Library project, Compendium II has more than 1,000 new listings of provincial, 19th century and special collections silver. Additionally, there is a guide to interpreting Scottish hallmarks and evaluating Scottish silver designed to help the reader avoid common pitfalls.< Less
Handbook to the new Gold-fields By R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert Michael Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February... More > 1894) was a Scottish author of juvenile fiction who wrote more than 100 books. He was also an accomplished artist, and exhibited some of his water-colours at the Royal Scottish Academy.Ballantyne was born in Edinburgh on 24 April 1825, the ninth of ten children and the youngest son, to Alexander Thomson Ballantyne (1776–1847) and his wife Anne (1786–1855). Alexander was a newspaper editor and printer in the family firm of "Ballantyne & Co" based at Paul's Works on the Canongate, and Robert's uncle James Ballantyne (1772–1833) was the printer for Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. In 1832-33 the family is known to have been living at 20 Fettes Row, in the northern New Town of Edinburgh. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._M._Ballantyne< Less
Storm Tide By Philip Turner
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Jeremy Haig had achieved success as a treasure hunter while working closely with academics. He had made himself a lot of money but he had retained respectability. Haig was the sort of person who uses... More > a metal detector to uncover history because that is his main interest. He was pleased to discover ancient gold and silver, but the real treasures, for him, were artifacts of baser metals. The Fantony brothers had the potential to create a great deal of wealth for themselves if they could only find a way to turn stolen bullion into something apparently more respectable. They knew that the easiest way to make money is to adapt an existing money-spinning idea. Finding a good idea to use as a starting point was proving to be very hard work. Haig was to become their unwitting model, an inspiration for the conversion of new into old and a guide to the way to retain possession of what looked like a chance discovery.< Less
Storm Tide By Philip Turner
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Jeremy Haig had achieved success as a treasure hunter while working closely with academics. He had made himself a lot of money but he had retained respectability. Haig was the sort of person who uses... More > a metal detector to uncover history because that is his main interest. He was pleased to discover ancient gold and silver, but the real treasures, for him, were artifacts of baser metals. The Fantony brothers had the potential to create a great deal of wealth for themselves if they could only find a way to turn stolen bullion into something apparently more respectable. They knew that the easiest way to make money is to adapt an existing money-spinning idea. Finding a good idea to use as a starting point was proving to be very hard work. Haig was to become their unwitting model, an inspiration for the conversion of new into old and a guide to the way to retain possession of what looked like a chance discovery.< Less
Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "pirates and buried gold". First published as a book in 1883, it was originally... More > serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881-82 under the title The Sea Cook, or Treasure Island. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, it is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of pirates is vast, including treasure maps with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders.< Less
Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson
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Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "pirates and buried gold". First published as a book in 1883, it was originally... More > serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881-82 under the title The Sea Cook, or Treasure Island. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, it is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of pirates is vast, including treasure maps with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders.< Less
Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson
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A classic adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The... More > influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.< Less
The Edinburgh Goldsmiths I: Training, Marks, Output and Demographics By Rodney and Janice Dietert
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Guide to the Edinburgh goldsmiths and apprentices. This volume includes details of their maker's marks, training, output, and demographics. The book is a must for those interested in British... More > silver. It is also important for other silver collectors and researchers since many Edinburgh trained craftsmen immigrated elsewhere.< Less
The Edinburgh Goldsmiths I: Training, Marks, Output and Demographics By Rodney and Janice Dietert
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Guide to the Edinburgh goldsmiths and apprentices. This volume includes details of their maker's marks, training, output, and demographics. The book is a must for those interested in British... More > silver. It is also important for other silver collectors and researchers since many Edinburgh trained craftsmen immigrated elsewhere.< Less