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Gems: Their Sources, Descriptions and Identification

By Webster, Robert; Revised By B. W. Anderson

London: Butterworths, 1990. Reprint of the fourth edition; xix & 1006 pages; b/w illustrations, colour plates. Original dust jacket good with a little general wear and some rubbing to edges, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Hardback binding very good. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 4to 24 x 16.5 cm.. Book.

$81.86

Minerals of Mexico
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Minerals of Mexico

By Panczner, William D.

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1987. 459 pages; b/w and colour illustrations. Original dust jacket fine, with slight rubbing to edges, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Hardback binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to 25 x 18.5 Cm. Book.

$81.86

A HISTORY OF PLATINUM From the Earliest Times to the Eighteen-Eighties

By McDonald. Donald

Hatton Gardens, London: Johnson Matthey & Co Limited, 1960. 664 pages; b/w illustrations, colour plates. Light blue hardback binding with silver gilt lettering, very good with minimal wear. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to 26 x 19 cm.. Book.

$22.45

MANUAL OF DETERMINATIVE MINERALOGY with an Introduction on Blowpipe Analysis

By Brush, George J.

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1898. pp. x, 312. Revised and enlarged with entirely new tables for the identification of minerals. "The main object of this book is the identification of mineral species by a method largely based on the blowpipe characters of their elemental constituents, this point has been kept in mind in view in writing their formulas." Rebound in blue and black cloth with gilt lettering, very good with light wear only; contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. Sixteenth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Large 8vo (23 X 16 cm). Book.

$23.77

Principles of Mineral Behaviour

By PUTNIS, A. & MCCONNELL, J. D. C.

Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1980. 257 pages. Cards covers good with a little general wear, light creases to front cover, fading to spine area. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy. [Geoscience Texts Volume 1.]. Paperback. Very Good. 4to 25.5 x 17.5 cm.. Book.

$13.20

Optical Mineralogy
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Optical Mineralogy

By Kerr, Paul F.

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977. 492 pages, illustrations. Publisher's blue hardback binding with white lettering, very good with light wear only, slight bump to lower front board. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's name otherwise fine. A very good copy.. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Book.

$18.48

Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz

By Stalder, Hans Anton; Wagner, Albert et al

Basel: Wepf, 1998. 579 pages; b/w amd colour illustrations throughout. Original dust jacket fine, with slight rubbing to edges, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Hardback binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy. Text in German.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to 24.5 x 18 cm. Book.

$138.63

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF MICROMOUNTING

By Wight, Quintin

Tucson, Arizona: Mineralogical Record, 1983. 283 pages; b/w illustrations throughout. Original dust jacket very good, a little rubbed to head of the spine. Hardback binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 4to 28 x 21cm. Book.

$89.78

MINERALOGY OF ARIZONA

By Sidney A. Williams; John W. Anthony; Richard A. Bideaux; Raymond W. Grant

Tuscon, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, 1995. 508 pages; colour plates. Cards covers very good with a little general wear, light crease to spine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy. "Long awaited by professional geologists and amateur rockhounds alike, the new Mineralogy of Arizona is a completely revised and greatly expanded edition of a book first published in 1977 and updated in 1982. New material covers 232 minerals discovered in Arizona since the first edition, including 28 first identified in the state. Also new is a section on the history of Arizona mining and mineralogy, which provides context for understanding the significance of mineral discoveries and production since prehistoric times. For nearly 20 years, Mineralogy of Arizona has been respected as the definitive reference on Arizona minerals." . Third Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to 25.5 x 17.5 cm.. Book.

$34.33

Minerals of California
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Minerals of California

By H. Earl Pemberton

Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1983. 591 pages; b/w illustrations throughout. Dust jacket near fine with minimal wear, contents clean and tight, unmarked no inscriptions. A near fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to. Book.

$85.82

MINERAUX ET MINES DU MASSIF VOSGIEN
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MINERAUX ET MINES DU MASSIF VOSGIEN

By Jean-Luc Hohl

France: Editions Du Rhin, 1994. 272 pages; b/w illustrations and numerous colour images throughout. Laminated hardboard binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked no inscriptions. A fine copy of this hard to find title. Inserted in loosely is the "References for, and updating of L. J. Spencer's first and second supplementary lists of British minerals.". First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Book.

$125.43

HANDBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF WEYMOUTH AND THE ISLAND OF PORTLAND with Notes on the Natural History of the Coast and Neighbourhood
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HANDBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF WEYMOUTH AND THE ISLAND OF PORTLAND with Notes on the Natural History of the Coast and Neighbourhood

By Damon, Robert

London: Edward Stanford, 1860. pp. xii, 199, [i]; folding hand-coloured index map to the geology of Weymouth, folding geological section, numerous in-text woodcut illustrations, some full-age. Publisher's textured blue cloth with gilt lettering, a little marked and rubbed with some scuffing to the head/tail of the spine. Contents clean and tight, original yellow-coated end papers, pencil inscription, one page of the preliminaries appears to be bound out of sequence but complete. A good to very good tight copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 17 x 11cm.

$102.98

THE GLACIAL GEOLOGY OF HOLDERNESS AND THE VALE OF YORK
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THE GLACIAL GEOLOGY OF HOLDERNESS AND THE VALE OF YORK

By Melmore, Sidney

Arbroath: Printed for Sidney Melmore By T. Buncle & Co., 1935. pp. vii, 96; b/w diagrams. Publishers brown-red cloth with gilt lettering, very god with slight wear only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions or other marks, original endpapers. A very good crisp copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 22 x 14cm.

$42.25

'MONGST MINES AND MINERS;  or Underground Scenes by Flash-Light: A Series of Photographs, with Explanatory Letterpress, Illustrating Methods of Working in Cornish Mines.
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'MONGST MINES AND MINERS; or Underground Scenes by Flash-Light: A Series of Photographs, with Explanatory Letterpress, Illustrating Methods of Working in Cornish Mines.

By Burrow, J. C.; Thomas, William

London and Camborne: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited [and] Cambourne Printing and Stationery Co., Ld., 1893. An outstanding copy - in very good, original, condition, inscribed and signed by the author to the verso of the front free end paper 'To J. D. Geddes Esq. with J. C. Burrows compliments.' Pp. 32 (including half title and title pages). Complete with 26 b/w original mounted woodburytype photographs (mounted two per sheet with printed captions below) plus the large mounted frontispiece photograph of 'The Chief Mining District of Cornwall'; folding colour printed section of Dolcoath Main Lode, one illustration. Original textured red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to the front board and spine. All edges gilt. Binding very good with light wear only, cloth slightly marked, lightly scuffed to the head/tail of the spine. Contents clean and tight, original yellow-coated endpapers, internal hinges with light wear, contents are fimly bound, minimal spotting to the odd page, several tissue guards to the plates creased, one with a tear to the fore-edge. An outstanding copy. [This title is nearly always found in worn and soiled condition - by far the best copy we have seen] Notes: The classic photographic record of Cornish Mining. J. C. Burrows (photographer to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales) had "long experience as a photographer in the most active mining district of Cornwall" and was encouraged to produce this work by William Thomas, Secretary of the Mining Association of Cornwall who provided the text. Includes views of Dolcoath Mine, Cook's Kitchen Mine, East Pool Mine and Blue Hill Mine, many of them depicting miners at work on the coal face. Burrows provides a vivid description on the difficulties of photographing underground "... the temperature there was 100 f. The miners work nearly naked. The camera was attached to the ladder and tilted at an angle of 45. Water dropped everywhere and came from the foot-wall in a steady stream...". Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to (25 x 31 cm). Book.

$1650.38

RECORDS OF THE ROCKS; or Notes on the Geology, Natural History and Antiquities of North and South Wales, Devon & Cornwall
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RECORDS OF THE ROCKS; or Notes on the Geology, Natural History and Antiquities of North and South Wales, Devon & Cornwall

By Symonds, Rev. W. S.

London: John Murray, 1872. Pp. xviii, [2], 433; b/w woodcut illustrations throughout. Original green cloth hardback binding, very good with a little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, original brown-coated endpapers a little worn with slight chipping to fore-edges, rear internal hinge lightly worn but strong, contemporary name dated '84 to the half-title pages, no foxing or spotting. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$36.97

BRISTOL GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY For the Use of School Teachers and Others.

By Reynolds, Sidney H.

Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith Ltd., 1924. 98 pages, map frontispiece plate, b/w illustrations. Original card covers very good with light wear only. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A very good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo.

$31.69

BALL CLAYS, WEATHERING AND CLIMATE
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BALL CLAYS, WEATHERING AND CLIMATE

By Bristow, C. M.

St. Austell, UK: English China Clays, 1985. 40 pages, printed to one side only. Original spiral binding with card covers, title in manuscript to upper cover. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy. Scarce.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to.

$22.45

WESTERN MINING An Informal Account of Precious Metals Prospecting, Placering, Lode Mining and Milling on the American Frontier from Spanish Times to 1893
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WESTERN MINING An Informal Account of Precious Metals Prospecting, Placering, Lode Mining and Milling on the American Frontier from Spanish Times to 1893

By Young, Otis E.; Lenon, Robert

Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970. pp, xv, 342; b/w illustrations throughout. Original dust jacket very good with some wear to edges, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A very good copy of the first edition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$21.12

The structure and ore deposits of the Carboniferous Limestone of the Eyam district, Derbyshire Vol. c Parts 3 & 4 1945.
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The structure and ore deposits of the Carboniferous Limestone of the Eyam district, Derbyshire Vol. c Parts 3 & 4 1945.

By J. Shirley and E Horsfield

United Kingdom: Quart. Journ. Geological Soc., 1945. contains large fold-out map. Covers good with some wear, rear cover carefully taped. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Good/No DJ. 8vo.

$6.60

Abstracts of the Proceedings of the Conference of Geologists and Geomorphologists in the South-West of England, Exeter 1958
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Abstracts of the Proceedings of the Conference of Geologists and Geomorphologists in the South-West of England, Exeter 1958

By Scott Simpson and J. Robson

Penzance: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, 1958. 25 pages. Covers very good with a little gentle wear only, Naturalists' Society stamp to bottom corner. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No DJ. 8vo.

$6.60

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