"From remotest times, back even to the birth of humanity, precious stones and talismans have been held in high estimation by all nations": First edition of William Thomas and Kate Pavitt's Book of Talismans
The Book of Talismans, Amulets, and Zodiacal Gems.
Pavitt, William Thomas and Kate.
Item Number: 82608
London: William Rider & Son, Ltd, 1914.
First edition of this early definitive guide on talismans and gems of the zodiac. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine, frontispiece illustration of Gems, Symbols, and Glyphs of the Zodiac, illustrated with ten plates by William Thomas Pavitt. In very good condition. A nice example.
Born in 1870, artist and author William Thomas Pavitt married dressmaker and milliner Kate Pitt in 1906. Pavitt’s exquisite pendants and rings set with rare stones and gems are a part of many major decorative and fine arts collections.