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Gem and Crystal Treasures

Bancroft, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0961346116 / ISBN 13: 9780961346119
Published by Western Enterprises / Mineralogical Record, 1984
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed! No edition / printing stated--1984 copyright by the author. A Near Fine 4to hardcover in a VG just jacket. Inscribed and signed opposite the title page as follows: 'To ____ -- / It was a pleasure / meeting you! / Peter Bancroft'. Also in the lower corner of this leaf is the embossed blind seal of a prior owner. The profusely illustrated contents (488 pp., 667 b&w illus., color illus. of over 320 crystal and gemstone treasures) are otherwise fine to like new. Laid-in is a related article by the author from the Lapidary Journal, May 1987. Excellent black cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine and the upper board. The dust jacket, has light rubbing in some corners, and, at the head of the spine, rubbing, a couple of small closed tears, and a related crease or two. No remainder or ex-library markings! Extra charges to cover significant extra postage costs will apply to an order requesting expedited and/or international shipping because of the size and weight of this book. Bookseller Inventory # s4957

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Title: Gem and Crystal Treasures

Publisher: Western Enterprises / Mineralogical Record

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

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Through Gem and Crystal Treasures, Dr. Bancroft provides the reader with 100 field trips to many of the world's most exotic gem and mineral localities. You will relive the discovery and earliest days of mining at each deposit, and meet those who worked in and about the mines - all portrayed in 667 b/w illustrations, and accompanied by an incredible amount of historical background information on each of these important mineral and gem producing localities. Over 320 crystallized mineral and gemstone treasures and specimens are depicted in full color. Each mineral specimen has been selected as one of the choicest examples available, worldwide - specimens pictured are from some of the world's most notable mineralogical / gemological museum displays, as well as from the collections of private individuals. The mineral photographs are augmented by photos of exquisite gemstone carvings, faceted gems, and stunning jewelry made from the gemstones found at these localities.

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