The Full Collection: Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books (DVD)

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The Full Collection: The Full Collection: Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books DVD

This COMPLETE collection includes 43 Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books in PDF format. Total package value is $ 284.90 – Now for limited time we are giving it away at ONLY $ 149 (you save 48%)

43 complete rare antique metalsmithing books have been scanned and published as searchable PDFs. These books are technical marvels, full of forgotten information no longer available. They date from 1871 to 1926 with over 5,000 pages crammed with detail.

This collection brings jewelry history alive, gives voice again to forgotten authors, their opinions and technical secrets. There are literally thousands of recipes, alloys and processes described in the books, as well as books on gemology and silversmithing masterpieces. Each book has a full review and description written by Charles Lewton-Brain available on the Ganoksin site. There are more books that will be added.

These books cover special techniques in depth like chasing, repousee, engraving, niello making, Japanese chiseling, soldering, construction, patination, metal coloring, silversmithing and more. Many of the tricks and recipes described will save the maker money, as older approaches can sometimes replace modern tools.

Unlike most ebooks the Ganoksin pdf is a full digital book of searchable text and images, with easy access through an interactive table of contents. Most images are scanned at high resolution and then embedded in the text allowing them to be magnified and stay readable.

This Bundle Includes:

      VOLUME 1
    1. A Manual of Electro-Metallurgy, By James Napier, 1860
    2. American Watchmaker And Jeweler by Henry G. Abbott, 1896
    3. An Introduction To Metalworking, By J. C. Pearson, 1904
    4. Art Metal Work and Jewelry by Louis J. Haas, 1916
    5. Brass Repousse for Amateurs by Gawthorp, 1902
    6. College and Corpoorate plate, South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks, By Wilfred Joseph Cripps, 1881
    7. Copper Work, By Augustus F. Rose, 1908
    8. Decoration of Metals – Chasing, Repousse and Saw Piercing by John Harrison, 1894
    9. Designs for Silversmiths, South Kensington Museum, 1871
    10. Diamonds, Pearls and Precious Stones, by Marcell N. Smith, 1913


    1. Educational Metalcraft by P. Wylie Davidson, 1913
    2. Electro-Plating (with numerous engravings and diagrams), Paul Hasluck, Editor, 1905
    3. Enamels and Enamelling, By Paul Randeau (translated from German by Charles Salter), 1912
    4. Gemstones and Their Distinctive Characters by G. F. Herbert Smith, 1912
    5. General Letter Engraving for Watchmakers, Jewelers and Kindred Trades, by G. F. Whelpley, 1892
    6. Gilding, Silvering and Bronzing, edited by Bernard E. Jones, 1918
    7. Hall-Marking of Jewellery, Practically Considered, By George E. Gee, 1882
    8. Handbook on Electroplating, Polishing, Lacquering, Burnishing, Enamelling. By W. Canning 1907
    9. How to Enamel: Practical Enameling of Jewelry with Hard Enamels by Howard M. Chapin, 1911
    10. How to Make Jewelry by George S. Overton, 1914


    1. Manual of Instruction in Hard Soldering, By Harvey Rowell, 1884
    2. Metal-Work, Chasing and Repousse for Home Art Workers by Frank G Jackson, 1903
    3. Mixed Metals or Metallic Alloys by Arthur H. Hiorns, 1912
    4. Modern Letter Engraving in Theory and Practice, by Fred Holmes Rees, 1898
    5. On The Theory and Practice of Art Enamelling Upon Metals, By Henry Cunynghame M.A, 1899
    6. Practical Engraving on Metal, by G. A. Banner, 1899
    7. Precious Stones: Considered in their Scientific and Artistic Relations by A. H. Church, 1899
    8. Repousse Work for Amateurs by L. L. Haslope
    9. Sheet-Metal Worker’s Guide, By W. J. E. Ceane, 1911
    10. Silversmiths Handbook by George E. Gee, 1885


    1. Simple Jewellery by R. LL. B. Rathbone, 1910
    2. Soldering, Brazing and Welding edited by Bernard E. Jones, 1916
    3. The Art of Enamelling on Metal by W. N. Brown, 1914
    4. The Art of Enamelling Upon Metal by Alexander Fisher, 1905
    5. The Art of Hard Soldering By Henry G. Abbott, 1895
    6. The Jewellers Guide and Handy Reference Book by William Redman, 1883
    7. The Jewelry Repairer’s Handbook by John Keplinger, 1902
    8. The Polishing AND Plating of Metals by Herbert J. Hawkins, 1902
    9. The Private Book of Useful Alloys and Memoranda for Goldsmiths, Jewellers by James Collins, 1871
    10. Watchmakers’ and Jewelers’ Practical Receipt Book, 1892

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Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 1 in