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Gemstones of North America

Sinkankas, John

Published by D.Van Nostrand Co. Inc, Princeton, New Jersey, Toronto, London, New York, 1959
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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D.Van Nostrand, Princeton, NJ,Toronto, London, New York, 1959. 4to, HC, xv, 675pp, 7 color illust, 169 figs (photos, drawings, maps), 4 appendices, geeographical index, general index. (Sinkankas 6089) The author states "The principal emphasis has been laid upon what gemstones are to be found in North America, their properties and appearance, and where and in what quantity and quality they occur."- Sinkankas. Colored illustrations are reproduced from the author's original watercolor drawings mostly from his collection of original specimens. From the 4 appendices, the bibliography contains 206 entries, the glossary includes a geological time chart, the third has a tabular review of gemstone deposits, and the 4th is about collecting and collections. The geographical and locality index of gemstones is keyed to country, province, state,county, etc. The most comprehensive work on the subject since Kunz' Gemstones and Precious Stones of North America (1890, 1892 2nd ed) Fine. Another copy available, 8th printing of the first edition, with a good DJ and owner name to fep. Bookseller Inventory # 703

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Title: Gemstones of North America

Publisher: D.Van Nostrand Co. Inc, Princeton, New Jersey, Toronto, London, New York

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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