Engraved Gems: Their History & an Elaborate View of Their Place in Art ,in which is Embodied the Author's Former Treatise, with Extensive Revisions and Additions; Reminiscences of Travels in the Pursuit and Acquisition of Engraved Gems... to which is Added a Descriptive List of the Author's Cabinet of Gems, Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Classics and Antiquities...

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M. Sommerville, 1889 - Cameos - 435 pages
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