The Book of Gold  by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore
The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore

The Book of Gold by Kenneth Blakemore

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The Book of Gold

by Kenneth Blakemore

Stein and Day, November Books, 1971, [First Edition], colour photographic plates, black and white photographs, photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions price-clipped dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping (see photographs)

“This book contains some of the most striking color photographs you have ever seen of golden objects of art and commerce throughout history.
The history of gold is in many ways the history of civilization itself.  In recording man’s complex and ambivalent relationship with the “noblest” of metals, this book begins with the role gold played in the earliest societies – a role that combined mystic significance with the supreme symbol of divine authority – and traces its history to the present.”