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Semi Precious Stones: A King Penguin Book 1952 1st ed

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Semi Precious Stones: A King Penguin Book 1952 1st ed Semi Precious Stones: A King Penguin Book 1952 1st ed


N. Wooster.  Semi Precious Stones. With 16 colored plates by Arthur Smith.  Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books, 1952, 1952. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine: only wear is some light pencil on front free endpaper, and some bottom and head shelf wear.  binding is mostly tight.  DJ: Very Good. some light wear on the joint, head is lightly chipped, small 1/8th inch chip on front bottom. corners lightly bumped. in protective jackeet.   First Edition. 5
x 7 1/2'. Rather attractive small book, unpaginated, abt. 40 pages, 16
full page lithographed color plates after original stones in various
museums of England by Arthur Smith, - Coral, Amethyst, Jade, Turquoise,
Fluorspar, etc. Author is from the Brooklyn Crystallographic Laboratory
at Cambridge, England, writes about chemistry, astrology and allied
matters of semi-precious stones. Cover boards in gorgeous pattern of
Malachite again painted by Arthur Smith, design repeated in the DJ.


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