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BLACK PEARLS OF TAHITI. Photographs By Alain Durand. Translated From The French Jean L. Sherman.

Lintilhac, Dr. Jean~Paul

ISBN 10: 2950202411 / ISBN 13: 9782950202413
Published by Papeete Tahiti. June 1987. Royal Tahitian Pearl Book., 1987
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black & full color glossy photo illustrated hardbound folio ~ 2º. (large ,"coffee table" size book), international or priority shipping will cost extra. no dustwrapper, as issued. very fine cond. looks brand new. as new. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition. first printing (nap). ~ Please Note: book is larger than scanner so the photos are a bit cropped. full color photo illustrated endpapers. 109p. glossy pages throughout. illustrated througout with full color glossy photographs. 25 page full color photo gallery . author & photographer bios. notes to photo gallery plates. b&w maps & photo illustrations. chronology. charts & tables. color vintage prints. jewelry. art history. pearl cultivation. geography. history of polynesia. anthropology. exploration. antiques. ~ Grown chiefly in Polynesia, the PINCTADA MARGARITIFERA oyster and its CUMINGI variant are the source of the Polynesian cultured pearls whose natural color ranges from a delicate pearl gray to that brilliant green~black specific to the "poe rava." Their like is not found anywhere else in the world. They vary in shape, the most sought after being the round pearls that are seldom less than eight millimeters in diameter. None of the imitation pearls produced elsewhere can be compared to the brilliant, inimitable pearls of Polynesia. The Government of Polynesia has taken steps to protect the existing oyster beds and will spare no effort to maintain the quality of pearl production, which by 1983 had become Polynesia's leading export. Bookseller Inventory # 2041301

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Title: BLACK PEARLS OF TAHITI. Photographs By Alain...

Publisher: Papeete Tahiti. June 1987. Royal Tahitian Pearl Book.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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Book by Lintilhac, Jean-Paul

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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