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The book of the pearl : the history, art, science, and industry of the queen of gems

Author: George Frederick Kunz; Charles Hugh Stevenson
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1993.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932.
Book of the pearl.
New York : Dover Publications, 1993
(OCoLC)763003782
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Frederick Kunz; Charles Hugh Stevenson
ISBN: 0486277453 9780486277455
OCLC Number: 28222680
Notes: "An unabridged republication of the work originally published by the Century Co., New York, in 1908"--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 548 pages [49] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Pearls Among the Ancients --
Medieval and Modern History --
Origin of Pearls --
Structure and Forms of Pearls --
Sources of Pearls --
Pearls from Asia --
East African Pearl Fisheries --
European Pearl Fisheries --
Islands of the Pacific --
American Pearls --
Pearl-Culture and Pearl-Farming --
Mystical and Medicinal Properties of Pearls --
Values and Commerce of Pearls --
Treatment and Care of Pearls --
Pearls Used in Ornaments and Decoration --
Famous Pearls and Collections --
The Aboriginal Use of Pearls, and Their Discovery in Mounds and Graves --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: George Frederick Kunz and Charles Hugh Stevenson.

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