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GIA (Gemological Institute of America) houses perhaps the world’s most comprehensive collection documenting the history, science, business, and art of gems and jewelry. This online collection from the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center presents some of the most unique and rare books in the library’s collection. GIA is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in gemology and jewelry arts. The Institute’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems a...


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"Jewelry trade catalogue, 13 sheets, the first being an introduction/ti​tle page, then a photo reproduction of the factory and workers, and 11 sheets of photographic illustrations of the jewelry produced by this company. An 8-page '1er Septembre 1924" price list is loosely inserted. A fine example of French art deco jewelry: bracelets, rings, cufflinks, stick pins, earrings and necklaces...Rar​e"-​-​bookseller's description.
Topics: Art deco--France, Jewelry--20th century--France
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12th ed., entirely rev. and enl. "Containing hundreds of private receipts and formulas compiled from the best and most reliable sources. Complete directions for using all the latest tools, attachments and devices for watchmakers and jewelers."-​-​title page. Includes index. First edition published in 1893--preface.
Topic: Clock and watch making--Encyclopedias
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Cover title: Gemmographical tables for the use of diamond & gem merchants, jewellers & students : Exhibiting in tabulated form the distinguishing characteristics of rough and cut gems. "Tables of specific gravities, hardness, crystalline forms, cleavage, etc. Illustrations and descriptions of crystalline forms of gems. Names and colors of two hundred varieties. Twin colors of gems as seen in the dichroscope."--title page. "One of the earliest such compilations and...
Topic: Gemology
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/AManualOfAnalyticalMineralogyIntendedToFacilitateThePractical_249
Topic: Mineralogy, Determinative
Includes: "Chemical demonstrations, or, Private lectures on practical chemistry" and "A list of chemical preparations"-​-​ix p. (at end)
Topic: Mineralogy, Determinative
"With copper plates." Includes bibliographical references.
Topic: Crystallography
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Volume 2 of 2. Volume 1 available at: https://archive.org/details/AManualOfAnalyticalMineralogyIntendedToFacilitateThePractical
Topic: Mineralogy, Determinative
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by Achard, Franz Carl, 1753-1821
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"Achard's work is "[t]he first treatise devoted exclusively to the scientific chemical analysis of gemstones..."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 14. "Inceptive analysis of the composition of ruby, sapphire, emerald, garnet, zircon, and other gemstones..."--Sotheby's lot description.
Topics: Precious stones--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Analysis--Early works to 1800
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by Achard, Franz Carl, 1753-1821
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"The earliest treatise devoted exclusively to the scientific chemical analysis of gemstones and the first to tackle species which had hitherto refused to yield clues as to their composition, e.g., gemstones containing alumina and silica."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 13. Illus. plates appear to be photocopies.
Topic: Precious stones--Analysis--Early works to 1800
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by Achiardi, Giovanni d', 1872-1944
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Atti della Societa Toscana di Science Naturali Processi Verbali Volume XX n. 4 Adunanaza del 2 luglio 1911. Includes bibliographical references. Contents: 1. Minerale conaspetto nuovo per lo localita -- 2. Cristallo di fluorina violacea -- 3. Baritina fibroso-raggiata. 
Topic: Minerals--Italy--Carrara
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by Achiardi, Giovanni d', 1872-1944
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Estratto dagli Annali delle Universita Toscane, Tomo XXII. Includes bibliographical references.
Topic: Tourmaline--Italy--Giglio
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by Achiardi, Giovanni d', 1872-1944
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Omaggio dell'autore. Estratto dai Processi verbali della Societa Toscan di Scienze Naturali Adunanza del di 8 Marzo 1903. Includes bibliographical references. Reprint title cover for "Di alcuni minerali dei Filoni Tormaliniferi nel Granito di S. Piero in Camp (elba) erroneously bound in reprint cover. This sheet has the Sinkankas bookplate on the verso; reprint information at the end has been incorrectly edited to match title cover.
Topic: Quartz--Italy--Elba
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by Achiardi, Giovanni d', 1872-1944
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Includes bibliographical references.
Topic: Bauxite--Italy
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by Achiardi, Giovanni d', 1872-1944
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Omaggio dell'autore. Estratto dai Processi verbali della Societa Toscana di Scienze Naturali Adunanza del di 13 marzo 1904. Includes bibliographical references.
Topic: Beryl--Italy--Elba
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by Achiardi, Giovanni d', 1872-1944
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Estratto dai Processi verbali della Societa Toscana di Scienze naturali Adunanza del di 11 marzo 1906. Aggiunte alle parti 1a e 2a. Contents: 1. Geminato di calcite -- 2. Baritina aciculare.
Topic: Minerals--Italy--Carrara
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by Adam
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"The use of surname only has been common with foreign writers, and in some early cases it is perhaps now impossible to complete them....A recent and very remarkable case is that of the late ____Adam, of Paris, author of the 'Tableau Mineralogique,' Paris, 1869....The most peristent effort has failed to disclose his full name." (Chester, A Dictionary of the Names of Minerals Including their History and Etymology, p. XIV.)
Topic: Mineralogy--Tables
5th Edition
Topics: Geology--England--Derbyshire, Matlock Bath (Derbyshire)--Description, Derbyshire--Description and...
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by Adams, Frank Dawson, 1859-1942
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Reprint from: Int. Geol. Cong., 11th, Stockholm, 1910.
Topics: Earth pressure--Experiments, Rock deformation--Experiments
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Reprint from American Journal of Science, Fourth Series, vol. XXIV, No. 174 (June, 1910), pp. 465-487.
Topics: Earth pressure--Experiments, Rock deformation--Experiments, Marble
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by Adams, Katharine
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Topic: Mystery and detective stories
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by Adams, Timothy Bryan
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"A thesis presented to the faculty of the San Diego State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Art by Timothy Bryan Adams Fall 1988." Signed by Theo Faberge, grandson of Carl Faberge.
Topics: Faberge, Peter Carl, 1846-1920, Faberge (Firm), Orientalism
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by Adams, W. H. Davenport (William Henry Davenport), 1828-1891
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Partial contents: Ancient Egypt--Ancient Hindustan--Ancient Greece--Ancient Rome--Modern times.
Topics: Caves, Catacombs
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by Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873
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"Ouvrage accompagné d'un atlas de 32 planches." Accompanying text available at: https://archive​.org/details/Et​udesSurLesGlaci​ers
Topic: Glaciers
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by Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873
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"Ouvrage accompagné d'un atlas de 32 planches." Accompanying atlas available at: https://archive.org/details/EtudesSurLesGlaciersAtlas
Topic: Glaciers
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by Agostini, Leonardo, 1593-ca. 1670
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Addita earum enarratione, in latinum versa, ab Jacobo Gronovio, cujus accedit praefatio. Editio tertia. 2 pts. in 1 v. Signatures: [3], *a-*d, A-L, [dagger]; *-2*, a-i4. Added engraved title page to pt. 1. Pt. 2 has separate t.p. titled: Gemmae antiquae depictae per Leonardum Augustinum. "Essentially a reprint [of 1694] ed."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 33. Amice Lector of part 1 misbound between p. 82 & 83 (belongs after dedication).
Topics: Portraits on gems--Early works to 1800, Gems, Ancient--Early works to 1800
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by Agostini, Leonardo, 1593-ca. 1670
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2nd impressione.
Topics: Gems, Ancient--Early works to 1800, Portraits on gems--Early works to 1800
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by Agostini, Leonardo, 1593-ca. 1670
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"Printed from original pls but the latter renumbered in many places with an attempt to place all similar subjects together...[M]y impression is that this edit, despite its later date, is rarer than the others."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 34. "Dedicate all' illustrissimi, et eccellentissimo signore signor D. Carmine Nicolo Caracciolo, prencipe di Santo Buono, Duca di Calfel di Sangro, Marchesse di Bucchianico, Conte di Schiaui, S. Vito, & Capracotta, Sig. della...
Topics: Gems, Ancient--Early works to 1800, Portraits on gems--Early works to 1800
"Rare first edition of the first work on the subterranean fauna (birds, lizards, cave dwelling)...His bibliographers, Michaelis & Prescher note that this work appeared alone in only two editions -- the original of Basle, 1549 and a second at Wittenberg, 1614, but it was added as a supplement to De re metallica Libri XII in 1556 and the following Latin editions.--Agricola Bibliographie, 15."--description sheet from Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Booksellers.
Topic: Zoology--Pre-Linean works
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(Instituto geologico de Mexico. Boletin ; num. 11) (Boletin del Instituto Geologico de Mexico.)
Topic: Mineralogy--Mexico
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by Ahsanullah, Khwaja, Nawab, (1846-1901).
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"A very handsome catalog of 14 jewels and jeweled objects... The plates are intensely colored lithographs which were used in Hendley's Indian jewellery, 1906-1909, specifically pl 113... A very rare work, apparently issued only to friends or honored guests of Nawab."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1529. "This album illustrates a few pieces of Oriental jewellery from the Dacca Collection, some of which are quite unique, while others are of historical interest. It has been...
Topics: Jewelry--Private collections--India, Diamonds, Notable, Darya-i Nur (Diamond)
Appendix to Aikin's Dictionary of chemistry & mineralogy.
Topics: Mineralogy--Dictionaries, Chemistry--Dictionaries
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by Aikin, Arthur, 1773-1854
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2nd ed., with additions and corrections. "...includes the substance of some Lectures delivered during the last winter before the members of the Geological Society..."-​-​advertisement.
Topics: Mineralogy--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
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by Alder, Margaret B.
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"In this little Brochure no attempt is made to enter into the chemical quantities of the material of minerals, but the purpose is to give a rough statement of the Elements which constitute the commoner rocks and minerals of the earth, and to advance the theory that the materials of the crust of the earth have not resulted directly from 'fusion'."--preface. Partial contents: Preface -- List of elements and symbols -- New elements -- Table of typical minerals -- Classification of the...
Topics: Minerals--Classification, Rocks--Classification
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"The present volume, misleadingly entitled 'metallicum,'...describes an amazing hodge-podge of poorly organized data....The work is divided into four books, namely, (1) metals and ores, but with numerous fossils integrated in the text, (2) earths, (3) 'succi concreti,'...(4) minerals, stones, and including gemstones...."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 72. Includes index.
Topics: Natural history--Catalogs and collections, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Metallurgy--Early works...
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Added title page title: Mineralogical synonymes Introduction signed: Thomas Allan.
Topic: Mineralogy--Nomenclature
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By E. T. Allen and J. L. Crenshaw Microscopic study by H. E. Merwin. Reprint from: The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXXIV (October 1912). Partial contents: I. The Sulphides of zinc : sphalerite and wurtzite -- II. The sulphide of cadmium -- III. The sulphides of mercury -- Microscopic study.
Topics: Zinc sulphide, Sulphide minerals, Mercury sulphide, Sphalerite
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by Allen, E. T. (Eugene Thomas), 1864-
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with Optical study by Fred. Eugene Wright and Esper S. Larsen. Reprint from The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXVII, (January, 1909). Includes bibliographical references.
Topics: Silicates, Pyroxene, Diopside
Microscopic study by H. E. Merwin. Reprint from: The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXXVIII (November, 1914). Includes bibliographical references.
Topics: Pyrites, Marcasite
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by Allen, E. T. (Eugene Thomas), 1864-
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by E. T. Allen, Fred Eugene Wright and J. K. Clement. Reprint from: The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXII (November, 1906).
Topics: Magnesium, Silicate minerals
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by Allen, E. T. (Eugene Thomas), 1864-
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The mineral sulphites of iron by E. T. Allen, J. L. Crenshaw and John Johnson; With crystallographic study by Esper S. Larsen. Reprint from: The American Journal of Science, Vol. XXXIII (March 1912). Partial contents: I. The disulphides (Fe S2) pyrite and marcasite -- II. Pyrrhotite -- III. Crystallographi​c study.
Topics: Sulphide minerals, Marcasite, Pyrites, Pyrrhotite
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by Aloisi, Piero, 1881-
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Reprint from: Processi verbali della Societa Toscana di Scienze Naturali (July 7, 1912).
Topic: Cerussite--Italy--Elba
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44 postcards and 1 booklet. Each postcard has a different typed message on one side, mineral information on verso.
Topics: Precious stones, Postcards, Advertising cards
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by American National Retail Jewelers' Association
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Partial contents: The 1923 national convention -- Résumé of work done during 1923 -- Modern merchandising / Miles E. Robertson -- Time and jewels / George F. Kunz -- Wheel and pinion cutting / Lester B. Pratt -- The Horological Institute of America -- The nomenclature of gems / reprinted from the Keystone -- Precious gems and their distinguishing qualities / William Kley (reprinted from the Keystone) -- A short history of engraving / reprinted from the Jewelers' Circular -- The art of...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Precious stones--Nomenclature
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by Andersen, Olaf, 1884-
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"Studies orientation, nature & properties platelet includsions in aventurin fledspars, some beautifully displaying this effect and used for gemstones..."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 117. Includes bibliographical references.
Topic: Aventurine feldspar
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Reprint from: Records of the Australian Museum vol. vii, No. 4, (1909) pp. 274-282. Includes bibliographical references.
Topic: Topaz--Australia
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by Anderson, Charles, 1877-
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(Geological Survey of New South Wales Mineral resources ; No. 22.)
Topic: Mineralogy--Australia--Bibliography
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"(Contribution from the Australian Museum.) With plates LII-LIV, and six text-figures. [Read before the Royal Society of N.S. Wales, November 3, 1915.]" Includes bibliographical references.
Topic: Cerussite--Australia
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Reprint from: Records of the Australian Museum vol. vii no. 1 (1908) pp. 60-68. Includes bibliographical references.
Topics: Topaz--Australia, Beryl--Australia, Rutile--Australia, Pyrites--Australia
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Reprint from: Records of the Australian Museum vol. viii, no. 2 (1910) pp. 120-129. Includes bibliographical references.
Topics: Topaz--Australia, Quartz--Australia, Monazite--Australia
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by Anderson, Charles, 1877-
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Reprint from: Records of the Australian Museum vol. XIII, no. 5 (1922) pp. 201-212. Includes bibliographical references.
Topics: Diamond--Australia, Pyrites--Australia
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10th edition
Topic: Prospecting--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
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by Ansted, David Thomas
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Partial contents: Minerals and their homes -- Gems or precious stones : the diamond and ruby -- Precious stones, continued : the emerald, zircon or hyacinth, topaz, spinelle, tourmaline,and garnet groups -- Quartz gems -- The softer gems and valuable stones -- Valuable minerals derived from the vegetable and animal kingdoms : jet, amber, pearl, coral -- Useful non-metallic minerals -- Native metals -- Ores or minerals yielding commong and useful metals -- Useful minerals being ores of the less...
Topic: Minerals
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The Don Sturdy series. Illustrated by Walter S. Rogers.
Topics: Gold--Egypt--Fiction, Mystery and detective stories
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"Text in two parts: the first on experimental heat-treatment of diamond, ruby, emerald, etc., and results to p 14, and, the second, the 'proces-verbal' or authenticated written account of the diamond experiment of 16 August, 1771..."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1575.
Topics: Diamonds--Early works to 1800, Diamonds--Treatments--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Early...
Noted in Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 186. "This name is not only a pseudonym but all authorities consulted who cite this work do not agree either on the pseudonym or on the name of real author, if indeed such is known." -- Gemology by J. Sinkankas, v. 1, p. 31. Authors listed in this bibliographical record as "name added entry" are possible attributions. "There appears to be very little information supplied by the author himself who thus seems to be a compiler...
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Early works to 1800
"This name is not only a pseudonym but all authorities consulted who cite this work do not agree either on the pseudonym or on the name of real author, if indeed such is known." -- Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, vol. 1, p. 31. Authors listed in this bibliographical record as "name added entry'" are possible attributions. "A lesser quality edition in which all of the marginal notes are omitted .... almost all of the original front matter has been eliminated and various...
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Early works to 1800
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by Arfe y Villafane, Juan de, 1535-1603
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"Early, much respected treatise written for the edification of apprentices, goldsmiths, and jewelers as well as those interested in precious metals and cut gems generally. The first two books describe methods of assaying, purifying, and alloying silver and gold...For the gemologist, however, it is the last book that is of great importance because it contains some of the earliest reliable, detailed information on weighing, sizing, and valuing precious gems."--Gemology, J. Sinkankas,...
Topics: Silver--Assaying, Gold--Assaying, Precious stones--Valuation
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by Arkansas. Bureau of Mines, Manufactures and Agriculture
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Issued by the Bureau of Mines, Manufactures and Agriculture. "Possibly the earliest authoritative account of the diamond field near Murfreesboro, Arkansas and its initial history. [...] These early papers on the Arkansas diamond mine are now rare."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5851.
Topics: Diamonds--Arkansas--History, Diamond mines and mining--United States--Murfreesboro, Ark.
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Orignial ed. published in Paris in 1780 under title: Description des principales pierres gravées du cabinet de S.A.S. Monseigneur le duc d'Orléans ... Noted in Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3164.
Topics: Orleans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d', 1747-1793--Art collections--Catalogs, Gems--Early works to...
"Extrait du Bull. de la Soc. Impér. des Natural. de Moscou, Tome XXIII. 1850."
Topic: Fossils
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by Arnold, Edmund S. F. (Edmund Samuel Foster), 1820-1907
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"...this is intended as a sort of general guide to the choicer specimens of the mineral cabinet, [Museum of the Academy of Mount St. Vincent].--introductory address.
Topic: Mineralogy
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by Arnstein Bros. & Co.
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Per metric carat pricing chart. U.S. metric carat established in 1914. Conversion chart from "Old Weight 64ths" and "Old Weight Carats" to "New Metric" on last page.
Topics: Diamonds--Prices, Metric system--Conversion tables, Carat (Unit of weight)
Author's name is also transliterated as V. V. Arshinov.
Topic: Minerals--Russia--Pyatigorsk
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by Artem'ev, D. N.
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Series: Bibliotekasovremennolo Enaniya 12-15. Tom 1: Kristall i ego simmetriya ( https://archive​.org/details/Kr​istallografiyaV​olume1) Tom 2: Kristallograficheskie proekktsii i stroenie krstalla ( https://archive​.org/details/Kr​istallografiyaV​olume2) Tom 3: Svoistva prostranstvennikh reshetok Tom 4: Eakon'i kristallieatsii ( https://archive.org/details/KristallografiyaVolume4 )
Topic: Crystallography
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by Artem'ev, D. N.
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Series: Bibliotekasovremennolo Enaniya 12-15. Tom 1: Kristall i ego simmetriya ( https://archive​.org/details/Kr​istallografiyaV​olume1) Tom 2: Kristallograficheskie proekktsii i stroenie krstalla Tom 3: Svoistva prostranstvennikh reshetok ( https://archive.org/details/KristallografiyaVolume3 ) Tom 4: Eakon'i kristallieatsii ( https://archive.org/details/KristallografiyaVolume4 )
Topic: Crystallography
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by Artem'ev, D. N.
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Series: Bibliotekasovremennolo Enaniya 12-15. Tom 1: Kristall i ego simmetriya Tom 2: Kristallograficheskie proekktsii i stroenie krstalla ( https://archive.org/details/KristallografiyaVolume2 ) Tom 3: Svoistva prostranstvennikh reshetok ( https://archive.org/details/KristallografiyaVolume3 ) Tom 4: Eakon'i kristallieatsii ( https://archive.org/details/KristallografiyaVolume4 )
Topic: Crystallography
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by Artem'ev, D. N.
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Series: Bibliotekasovremennolo Enaniya 12-15. Tom 1: Kristall i ego simmetriya ( https://archive​.org/details/Kr​istallografiyaV​olume1) Tom 2: Kristallograficheskie proekktsii i stroenie krstalla ( https://archive.org/details/KristallografiyaVolume2 ) Tom 3: Svoistva prostranstvennikh reshetok ( https://archive​.org/details/Kr​istallografiyaV​olume3) Tom 4: Eakon'i kristallieatsii
Topic: Crystallography
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by Asscher, Joseph, 1871-1937
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"Published for presentation only [...] This is the sole authentic photographic record of the cutting of the Cullinan."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 228.
Topics: Diamonds, Diamond cutting
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by Astor, William Waldorf, 1848-1919
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"Ownership traced from Charles the Bold (1433-1477) to Mary Astor, each owner accorded a paragraph on one of the leaves, with an attractive initial."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 231.
Topic: Diamonds
"This Catalogue has been compiled by Dr. Auden with a view to illustrate the systematic gorupings of mineral specimens." -- preface.
Topic: Minerals--Classification
Excessively rare work on amber, its origin and use in medicine. The author claims amber to be "not vegetable resin, but some sort of petroleum residue [mountain wax]". The book also makes "reference to insects in amber, and is therefore one of the earliest works mentioning them."--Gemology, J. Sinkankas, vol. 2, p. 43.
Topics: Amber--Early works to 1800, Medicine--15th-18th centuries
Ouvrage illustre de 22 planches tirees a part; Dont deux en couleurs; D'apres des photogrpahies ou d'apres des documents authentiques. "On talismanic necklaces made from various gemstones, shell, amber, or glass, as worn by prehistoric, protohistoric, and historic peoples of the Mediterranean region, with particular reference to survivals of the custom in modern Morbihan, France."-- Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 260. "Color plates show necklaces of amber, carnelian, and...
Topics: Jewelry, Ancient, Ancient
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by Azpeitia Moros, Florentino
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"Publicado en la «Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, de Madrid». Tomo XXI: 6.° de la 2.a serie, cuaderno 3.º"
Topics: Mineralogists--Spain, Minerals--Spain
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B. & H. B. Kent, diamond merchants and jewelers. "Desirable gold and silver articles; watches and diamond jewelry"
Topics: Jewelry--Catalogs, Diamonds--Catalogs
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Extrait des Memoires de la Société nationale des Antiquaires de France, t. LXXVI.
Topics: Jewelry--17th century, Cloisonné