IV, pages, 5 colour plates, bw. This volume presents a selection from a large private collection of engraved gems, finger rings and cylinder seals. It was created from through the s from various sources, and includes many examples from old collections that had come on to the market, notably the Evans, Southesk, and for later gems Poniatowski, as well as many purchased from dealers and in auctions. They are now in the possession of the collector's son, who encouraged this publication. Boardman had already published a selection, mainly of the Greek and Etruscan gems from the collection, in Intaglios and Rings, and these stones have since been purchased by the J.