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Gems in the Smithsonian Institution

Desautels, Paul E. (John Sinkankas)

Published by Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C, 1965
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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Pictorial wraps. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. The frontispiece is a color photograph of 7000-carat rock crystal from Brazil. It was cut by Capt. John Sinkankas who compiled one of the greatest collections of book on gems, gemology, and minerals. He also wrote THE bibliography on the subject. It is signed and inscribed below the illustration by Sinkankas. The inscription is dated 1967. The book is contained in a custom made folding case of green cloth and leather. It is lettered in gilt on the front and spine. There is much foxing to the front of the case. The book also has a musty odor. The upper corner of the book is bumped and has a couple of small creases. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 74 pages; Signed by Contributor. Bookseller Inventory # 12070

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Title: Gems in the Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

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