Ivory and Its Uses. Benjamin Burack.

Ivory and Its Uses

Tuttle. 6.25 x 9.25", 240 pp., 16 color plates, 52 b/w monochrome plates, about 300 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, cream linen texture cloth, d.j., Rutland, 1984. (o.p.; sl wear to d.j., text near fine). Item #16899
ISBN: 080481483X

An exhaustive catalogue of ivory objects from sources of ivory (elephant, walrus, hippo, boar, narwhal, and sperm whale); possible ivory substitutes (bone, horn, hornbill, vegetable and artificial ivory); cutting, cleaning, and carving; dating and fake aging, and the various methods - simple and sophisticated- of testing for true ivory.

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