‘One of the greatest gemological works ever published.’ – Sinkankas. The book established the model for future gem books with its division into gemstone properties, descriptions, and identification. This English translation incorporates text revisions as a result of recent discoveries in diamond deposits in British Guiana and specimens in the British Museum.
First edition in English. 4to. 20 plates (11 coloured), 94 illustrations in the text, original maroon half morocco gilt, top edge gilt, slightly worn at extremities; a very good copy.
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