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Bone, Ivory, and Horn: Identifying Natural Materials by: Michael Locke
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Bone, Ivory, and Horn: Identifying Natural Materials by: Michael Locke
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Author: Michael Locke
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 320
Size: 7 x 10 in.

Product Code: SO-SCH-2013-9780764343070-X2

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Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.

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In the pre-plastic era everything was made from natural materials, often by skilled craftsmen. The materials that they used are now often rare and easily misidentified. Are they made from bone, ivory, horn, tortoiseshell shell, skin or scales, or some other now forgotten exotic material? This technical book will help collectors, antique dealers, museum conservationists, and frequenters of flea markets to know more about the vast array of those artifacts, their biology, rarity, value, and how to conserve and restore them. Included in this comprehensive guide are hundreds of images of actual collectibles ranging from knives to buttons.

1000 illustrations

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