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Diamonds and Precious Stones

  • First edition, first impression of this delightful book on precious stones. Included in the text are a lovely chromolithographic title page and other lithographic illustrations, chapters on their history and appearance in classical literature and the Bible, their characteristics and values, identification, and technical information on cutting and polishing. A very attractive copy in unusually nice condition.

  • ...Their History, Value and Distinguishing Characteristics. With simple tests for their identification. 

    London: John Camden Hotten, 1865.

    Octavo. Original purple cloth blocked in gilt, purple coated endpapers. 6 page publisher’s ad at rear. Chromolithographic half title, 4 tinted lithographic plates and 1 monochrome lithographic plate, illustrations within the text. Elegant ownership inscription dated 1879 to the verso of the first leaf. Cloth lightly rubbed, spine slightly darkened, some tiny spots on the upper board, occasional light spotting. An excellent copy.





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