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The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

by Kunz, George Frederick

Condition: Very Good/none

New York: Halcyon House; Sixth Edition (1938). XIV+406 pages. VeryGood Hardcover, no dj. Black cloth with embossed Front title and Gilt Spine one. Minimal rubbing to the ends of the spine. Chart with "Examples of Precious Stones" - attached to the Front Endpapers. Book is Free of marks, inscriptions, etc. throughout. Strong Tight binding and hinges. 8.75"x5.8"x1.8". be 32640.


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