The Book of Pearl: Its History, Art, Science, and Industry

The Book of Pearl: Its History, Art, Science, and Industry

by George Frederick Kunz, Charles Hugh Stevenson
     
 

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This monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and

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This monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and pearl-farming; the gem's mystical and medicinal properties; famous pearl collections around the world; and much more. Over 180 illustrations enhance the highly readable text, sure to intrigue any lover of gems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486422763
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/24/2011
Series:
Dover Jewelry and Metalwork Series
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
1,370,120
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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