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KUNZ, George Frederick; STEVENSON, Charles Hugh.

The Book of the Pearl

the History, Art, Science, and Industry of the Queen of Gems.

Stock Code
104016
New YorkThe Century Co., 1908
£1,250

Inscribed to the upper free endpaper;
'For Mrs. Ethel Stokes Hoyt with the sincere regards of the senior author George Frederick Kunz, 25 March 1929.
Tears are pearls
Shed by Angels
To give mortals joy.'

George Frederick Kunz was a self-taught mineralogist who, helped by his encyclopaedic knowledge of gemmology, rose to be Vice-President of Tiffany's. Ethel Stokes Hoyt was active in a controversial movement linking medicine and religion, and author of Spirit, 1934.

'One of the most beautiful books published in the United States' (Sinkankas). Prized for the enormous amount of reliable information it contains.

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Description

First edition, signed and inscribed by Kunz to Ethel Stokes Hoyt on front free endpaper; 4to (292 x 206 mm); 25 colour plates, tissue guards and numerous black & white plates, further illustrations and maps within text; publisher's turquoise cloth, elaborately blocked in gilt, top edge gilt, upper outside corner bumped, rubbing to extremities, a few marks to boards, spine darkened, otherwise very good and internally fine; 548pp.


Bibliography

Sinkankas 3690.

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