Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1903 of GEMS AND GEM MINERALS. Original green cloth boards with gilt title on front and spine. Measures 11" x 8". Illustrated throughout. In very good condition: binding is tight and solid, with bumped corners and slight wear to spine edges; former owners' names on front paste-down and endpaper. Otherwise, interior is clean and free of writing or marking. A classic and extensive gemological work describing the nature, occurrence, cutting and valuations, and descriptions of over 60 gemstones both precious and semi-precious. Includes chapters
superstitions, crystal form, fluorescence, electrical properties, and much more.