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Treasures in the Smithsonian: Gem Collection by Paul E. Desautels - 1st Edition - 1979 - from Twelfth Street Booksellers (SKU: ABE-1470340546860)

Treasures in the Smithsonian: Gem Collection

Treasures in the Smithsonian: Gem Collection by Paul E. Desautels - 1st Edition - 1979 - from Twelfth Street Booksellers (SKU: ABE-1470340546860)
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Treasures in the Smithsonian: Gem Collection

by Paul E. Desautels

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ISBN 10
0874743605
ISBN 13
9780874743609
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U.S.A.: Smithsonian Books, 1979 Hardcover, dust jacket, color frontis, 44 color photos, 8 b/w portraits, b/w drawings, 77pp. (Sinkankas 1660). Covers the beginnings of The National Gem Collection, its history, donations, endowments, curators and their portraits, followed by a study of gems, their physical and chemical characteristics and their shapes. Following chapters are on gem substitutes, gemlore, and a descriptive section on the principal gem species, and another on jewelry. Last but not least is the chapter on Gems in the Collection, listing a sampling of significant gems currently in the collection, listed by species for size, weight in carats, color, popular name, place of origin, catalog number, and name of donor. Outstanding color illustrations. But for former owner bookplate fep, a fine book in good dust jacket worn and chipped at edges.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good.

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Bookseller
Twelfth Street Booksellers US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ABE-1470340546860
Title
Treasures in the Smithsonian: Gem Collection
Author
Paul E. Desautels
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0874743605
ISBN 13
9780874743609
Publisher
U.S.A.: Smithsonian Books
Date published
1979
Keywords
DIAMONDS, HALL OF GEMS, NATIONAL GEM COLLECTION, SMITHSONIAN, SPECIES, GEMSTONES, LORE

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