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Bruton, Eric

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ISBN 10: 0801975115 / ISBN 13: 9780801975110
Published by Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1986
Condition: Near fine condition Hardcover
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239 pages of text, including a bibliography and an index. Blue hardcover cloth binding with silver spine lettering. Illustrated with numerous color and black & white photographs, as well as facsimile reproductions of historic paintings and woodcuts. Unclipped dustjacket is slightly rubbed at the extremities, with a one inch tear at the top edge (with no loss); protected in archival mylar. Precious Stones, Natural History, Rocks, Minerals. Size: Octavo (8vo). Bookseller Inventory # 003814

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Publisher: Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near fine condition

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good condition (DJ)

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Tells the stories behind famous diamonds, rubies, ermeralds, sapphires, opals, and pearls, and recounts how gemstones were mined

About the Author:

Eric Bruton was also the author of the highly successful Diamonds, as well as many other books. He was for many years editor of The Gemmologist, the first journal in the world devoted to the study of gemstones. He had also been the editor of Industrial Diamond Review, and the founder of the trade newspaper Retail Jeweller. He held the Diploma Fellowship of the Gemmological Society of Great Britain, and was involved in the international gem trade. Much of the background for Legendary Gems was gleaned first hand by the author in the gem mines of India, Africa, Asia and South America. Eric Bruton died in 2000.

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