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Gems and Jewels. Fact and Fable

Cavey, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 1555217451 / ISBN 13: 9781555217457
Published by Wellfleet Books, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover, dust jacket, 9 1/4 x 11 3/4, 144pages, 140 color and 35 black/white plates, bibliography, index. A beautifully photographed book on the subjects providing material on the structure and uses of precious stones, and in 27 separate sections, covers the most important mineral and organic gem materials from amber to zircon. Details the origin, scientific classification, chemical compositions, geographic location where found and how it is imitated. Recounts their magical and medicinal properties and the stories that have risen from them and two chapters that include precious metals, gold, silver and platinum, and carved and engraved gems. Written in lively and interesting style. F/F. Bookseller Inventory # 17

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Title: Gems and Jewels. Fact and Fable

Publisher: Wellfleet Books

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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The structure and uses of precious stones

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