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2007, Softcover
398 pages
Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm
$25.00
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Robbing the Sparry Garniture
A 200-Year History of British Mineral Dealers

English Language: English

Author: Michael P. Cooper

Edited by: Wendell E. Wilson


Robbing the Sparry Garniture: A 200-Year History of British Mineral Dealers
by Michael P. Cooper

Michael P. Cooper 's fascinating book, the product of many years of intensive historical research, tells the 200-year story of British minerals dealers, from 1750-1950. Thorough biographical notes are included on more than 230 dealers including Henry Heuland, James Tennant, Edgar Bottley, John Mawe, Francis Henry Butler, John Calvert, Emanuel Mendes da Costa, Jacob Forster, James Gregory, Robert Henson, Thomas Russell, Edwin Streeter, Richard Talling, White Watson, Bryce Wright, the Sowerby family, and even the American dealer A. E. Foote who operated for a while in England. Over 250 illustrations include dealer portraits, mineral specimen labels, period advertisements, documents and mineral specimens.












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