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Book of the Pearl : Its History, Art, Science and Industry.

Author: George Frederick Kunz
Publisher: Dover Publications, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and pearl-farming; the gem's mystical and medicinal properties;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Frederick Kunz
ISBN: 1306353181 9781306353182 9780486142746 0486142744
OCLC Number: 868272514
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: DOVER BOOKS ON ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING; Title Page; BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; INTRODUCTION; I --
PEARLS AMONG THE ANCIENTS; II --
MEDIEVAL AND MODERN HISTORY; III --
ORIGIN OF PEARLS; IV --
STRUCTURE AND FORMS; V --
SOURCES OF PEARLS; VI --
PEARLS FROM ASIA; THE PEARL FISHERIES OF THE PERSIAN GULF; THE PEARL FISHERIES OF CEYLON; THE PEARL FISHERIES OF INDIA; THE PEARL FISHERIES OF THE RED SEA, GULF OF ADEN, ETC.; THE PEARL FISHERIES OF CHINA, JAPAN, SIBERIA, ETC.; VII --
PEARLS FROM THE AFRICAN COASTS; VIII --
EUROPEAN PEARL FISHERIES. PEARL FISHERIES OF THE BRITISH ISLESTHE CONTINENT OF EUROPE; IX --
ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC; PEARL FISHERIES OF THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS; PEARL FISHERIES OF AUSTRALIA; PEARL FISHERIES OF THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO; X --
AMERICAN PEARLS; PEARL FISHERIES OF VENEZUELA; THE PANAMA PEARL FISHERIES; THE PEARL FISHERIES OF MEXICO; AMERICAN FRESH WATERS; MISCELLANEOUS PEARL FISHERIES OF AMERICA; XI --
PEARL-CULTURE AND PEARL-FARMING; XII --
MYSTICAL AND MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF PEARLS; XIII --
VALUES AND COMMERCE OF PEARLS; XIV --
TREATMENT AND CARE OF PEARLS; XV --
PEARLS AS USED IN ORNAMENTS AND DECORATION. XVI --
FAMOUS PEARLS AND COLLECTIONSXVII --
THE ABORIGINAL USE OF PEARLS, AND THEIR DISCOVERY IN MOUNDS AND GRAVES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.

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This monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and pearl-farming; the gem's mystical and medicinal properties; famous pearl collections around the world; and much more. Over 180 illustrations enhance the highly readable text, sure to intrigue any lover of gems.

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