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The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

by Kunz, George Frederick

Condition: Very Good +/No Jacket as Issued

Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1913. Top edge gilt, foredge and botom pages egdes uncut, blue boards with gilt and white lettering and designs, 406 pages, only flaw is previous owners name taped to front endpaper - name can be removed but will leave tape residue, hinges tight, a very nice copy, NO FOXING, 6 color plates, 57 doubletones, 24 line cuts in text. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket as Issued.


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