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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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by Hendley, Thomas Holbein, 1847-1917
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With 167 plates (32 in colours, 135 in monochrome). Extracted from the Journal of Indian Art, 1906-1909. "It is certainly the largest, most detailed, and lavishly illustrated monograph ever to appear on the subject. The jewelry of each province of India and Burma is carefully examined and described, with citations from works of early travelers and other authorities giving the native terms and synonomies for specific types of jewels, and, in some instances, for gemstones, jewelry-making...
Topic: Jewelry--India--History
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by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945.
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"Russia's Diamond Treasure is composed of the best portion of the State-Jewels and Regalia, formerly the property of the tsars."--Pt. 1, p. 12 "Official examination [of the Treasure] took place in March-April [1922] ... Description of the whole collection is the personal contribution of the mineralogist A.E. Fersman assisted by S.N. Troinitzky...an​d A.N. Benois... "--Pt. 1, p.12-13. "Experts especially appointed ... expert-​jewellers: A. Fabergé, A. Kolter, B....
Topics: Crown jewels--Russia--Catalogs, Gems--Russia--Catalogs
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Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Volume 2 of 2. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliography
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
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by Foote, W. M. (Warren Mathews)
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Compiled by Warren M. Foote. "Containing useful lists and tables of reference, with specimen prices of all common and many rare minerals. For the use of teachers, students, collectors and others interested in mineralogy and its practical applications." "186 pages, illustrated by 40 photo-engravings."--title page. Cover title: Complete mineral catalogue
Topics: Minerals--Catalogs and collections, Minerals
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Introduction signed: Bower Marsh. "One hundred and fifty copies only of 'Memorial rings' have been printed at my private press."
Topic: Rings
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by Studer, Paul, 1879-1927
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"There are three types of mediaeval lapidary [one who studies gemstones] - the mineralogical, the symbolic and the astrological-​are represented in Anglo-Norman versions. Thirteen different lapidaries, complete or fragmentary, have come down to us."--p. xviii "The true severance between magic and science can only be made when magic becomes wilfully irrational, and the eleventh century was an Age of Faith and not of reason in the whole sphere of exact knowledge."--p. xv....
Topic: Lapidaries (Medieval literature)
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by Kozminsky, Isidore
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39 specimens in color and 22 other illustrations. "An outstanding work, comparable to Kunz's Curious Lore or Magic in respect to authenticity & accuracy of information but not so large in size. Even so, it contains a wealth of material, some of it not to be found in the Kunz works mentioned and making it a desirable complement to them."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3552. Partial contents: Study of precious stones in early times -- The most ancient science -- The ephod of...
Topics: Precious stones, Gems, Charms
Edited and compiled by William Borsodi.
Topics: Jewelry--Marketing--Handbooks, manuals, etc., manuals, etc.
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by Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
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Part 1 of 2. Part 2 available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartIi/page/n10 "Bibliography of precious stones": v. 2, p. 988-1015; "List of works consulted": v. 2, p. 1034-1037. "On all counts one of the most remarkable and important works on gems ever published, particularly so because its Indian author stresses the knowledge of gems and their cultural significance in the Indian lands. [...] It is the product of many years research in...
Topic: Gems
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New edition. Includes index. " Contains much useful information but poorly organized and without a table of contents."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5400. " Though the publication date was 1883, many of the figures cited were for a period 10 years or more before the book was printed."--see Diamond News and S.A. Jeweller, February 1972, p. 9: "Diamond prices a century ago" by Richard T. Liddicoat. Partial contents: Diamonds -- Emeralds -- Gold -- Jasper...
Topic: Diamonds--Valuation
This edition noted in Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4891. The most important poem, or hymn, for the gemologist is the Lithica, "where in 770 lines the virtues of some thirty gems are set forth with considerable allusion to magic...From the content, the form, the viewpoint and the style of this poem, it is most apparent the composer could only have lived...before the Emperor Constantine and not long after Emperor Valentine."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, v. 2, p. 775.
Topics: Precious stones--Poetry, Precious stones--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Therapeutic...
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by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945
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Volume 1 of 2.  Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/DragotsennyeiTsvetnyeKamniRossiiTom2 Summary: "This monumental work, still unsuperseded even by modern works published in the USSR, was prepared by Fersman to place on record all of the important facts that he could locate on the gemstones of the USSR for the purpose of publicizing these resources and encouraging exploitation to aid the economic recovery after the Revolution."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2041. ...
Topic: Precious stones--Former Soviet republics
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by Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
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Part 2 of 2. Part I available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartI/page/n22 "Bibliography of precious stones": v. 2, p. 988-1015; "List of works consulted": v. 2, p. 1034-1037. "On all counts one of the most remarkable and important works on gems ever published, particularly so because its Indian author stresses the knowledge of gems and their cultural significance in the Indian lands. [...] It is the product of many years research in...
Quaritch's general catalogue ; pt. 2. Books on gems included in physical and mathematical sciences section; also sections on mining and metallurgy, and occult sciences. See index for additional subject listings.
Topics: Natural history--Bibliography--Catalogs, Mines and mining--Bibliography--Catalogs, Precious...
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Originally published: Radnor, Pa. : Chilton Book Co., c1981. "...over 700 references to beryl are presented. In addition, Sinkankas includes an appendix of beryl nomenclature, listing over 500 names for beryl that he encountered during his research. [This book] is the ultimate reference on beryl and is a definite must for the library of anyone interested in gems."--Gems & Gemology, Winter 1981, p. 242. Appendix on derivation of names and terms. Includes bibliographical references...
Topics: Emeralds, Beryl
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Volume 3 of 4. Translation of: Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia. Includes glossaries, phrases, and vocabularies of the Malay language (v. 2) and the Chinese language (v. 4) Contents: v.1. Containing a voyage to to the southern parts of Europe and to the Cape of Good Hope in Africa, in the years 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773. -- v.2. Containing two expeditions to the interior part of the country adjacent to the Cape of Good Hope, and a voyage to the Island of Java; performed in the years 1773, 1774, and...
Topics: Thunberg, Carl Peter, 1743-1828--Journeys, Voyages and travels--Early works to 1800, Precious...
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by Guidus, Joannes, the elder
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"'...Guidi was a jurisconsult and the volume is chiefly concerned with legal questions involving alchemists, gems, and so forth.' [Thorndike, History of Magic, 7, 252]"--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2608. Partial contents: Liber I. De metallarus; De artificius metallorum; De alchimistis.--Lib. II. De metallis; De auro, & argento; De gemmis; De ferro, & armis; De salinis.--Lib. III. De moneta; De thesauris; De rebus aureis, & argenteis; De ornamentis; De vistibus...
Topics: Alchemy--Italy--History, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Gems--Early works to 1800, Precious...
A significant and comprehensive work on the folklore and healing properties of gemstones.--description submitted for Facets of GIA exhibit. "An encyclopedic, durable work [...] Apparently Kunz meant this work and its companion volume, Magic of Jewels and Charms [...] to be the ultimate compilations of everything worth knowing on the curious lore of gemstones, and in justice to his effort, it can be said that no works compare to them, even to this day."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry...
Topics: Gems--Folklore, Gems
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"[I]t is undisputed that our knowledge of ancient gemology is solidly based on the last book, Book 37, in [Pliny's] treatise."--Gemology, J. Sinkankas, p. 814. Partial contents: L. XXXIII. Naturae metallorum.--L. XXXIV. AEris metalla, & ferri, & plumbi, & stanni.--L. XXXVI. Naturae lapidum et luxuriae marmorum. XXXVII. Origo gemmarum.
Topics: Natural history--Pre-Linnean works, Precious stones--Early works to 1800
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Adapted from the English translation of Philemon Holland, London, 1601.--p. v With reproduction of t.p. of the Adam Islip 1601 ed. of the Historie of the world. "Published posthumously from materials assembled and edited by Kay Swindler of the Gemological Institute staff but her services not mentioned."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 333. Partial contents: The author, Pliny the Elder.-- Authorities cited by Pliny -- Pliny as a mineralogist and gem expert -- Roman jewelry...
Topics: Gemology, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800
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Catalogue édité par La Collectivité des Bijoutiers-Joailliers-Orfèvres de Paris "This is a collective trade catalogue of members of the French Collective "La Collective des Bijoutiers-​Joailliers-​Orfevres de Paris" ... containing 53 photographic plates, one or two per company, each displaying 20 or so pieces of jewelry or silver; most have the company name printed on the plate ... the named companies include P. Brunet, L. Jourdan, M. Capy, Jean Desmares, P. Fauvin,...
Topics: Jewelers--France-Catalogs, Jewelers--France--20th century
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Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
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Volume 1 of 5. For more information on this work, see Conklin's article James Sowerby, his publications and collections, Mineralogical Record, vol. 26, no. 4 (July-August 1995), p. 85-105.
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
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by Rolfe, Charles Wesley, 1850-1934
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"Together with a table for the determination of minerals."
Topics: Petrology, Rocks--Classification and nomenclature, Mineralogy, Determinative
Written in Italian by Antonio Neri, and translated into English, with some observations on the author. Whereunto is added an account of the glass drops made by the Royal society meeting at Gresham College. "The first English translation of the first general treatise on glass-making"--bookseller's description. Translator's dedication to Robert Boyle signed: C.M. [i.e. Christopher Merret].
Topics: Glass-Early works to 1800, Glass manufacture--Early works to 1800, Precious stones, Artificial
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"The text covers the entire span of ancient to modern knowledge of the pearl, its host, formation, the natural history of the several shellfish, salt- and fresh-water, methods of fishing, preparation of pearls, marketing, fashion, lore, and many other topics directly or indirectly related to the central theme... [a] truly monumental work..."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3690.
Topic: Pearls
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by Younghusband, G. J. (George John), 1859-1944
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Edition de-Luxe Partial contents: The coronation -- The regalia -- The royal crowns -- The royal sceptres -- The royal orbs -- The lesser regalia -- The king's plate -- The greater gems in the jewel house -- The Throne of England -- The regal vestments.
Topic: Crown jewels--Great Britain
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by Savard & Fils
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Jewelry trade catalog. Partial contents: Bagues.-​-​Chevalières.-​-​Dormeuses.-​-​Broches.-​-​Boutons.-​-​Bracelets.-​-​Chaines.-​-​Croix et chapelets.-​-​Èpingles de cravates.-​-​Mèdailles.-​-​Mèdaillons.-​-​Sautoirs.
Topics: Jewelry--20th century--France--Catalogs, Jewelers--France--Catalogs
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by Caustier, Eugene, 1864-
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"A beautifully, lavishly illustrated work on the underground world in general but actually placing most emphasis on mineral resources and their recovery... On the whole it is a fair summary of the major facts, especially on the diamond...."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1201.
Topics: Structural Geology, Economic Geology, Mines and mineral resources
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Volume 3 of 3. An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-Philippe.--II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Vol 2-3 paged continuously. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900I.Consulat.Empire Volume 2: ...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
Written by Uno von Troil ... to which are added the letters of Dr. Ihre and Dr. Bach [i. e. Bäck] to the author, concerning the Edda and the elephantiasis of Iceland ; also Professor Bergman's curious observations and chemical examination of the lava and other substances produced on the island ; with a new map of the island, and a representation of the remarkable boiling fountain called by the inhabitants geyser. Translated from the German version: Briefe welche eine von Herrn Dr. Uno von...
Topics: Geology--Iceland, Iceland-Description and travel, Iceland--Bibliography
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Twenty photographs from the original drawings in The British Museum. "Issued essentially as a pattern book to be used in 'schools of art and amateurs'".--lot description.
Topics: Art nouveau, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--19th century, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--20th...
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliographyVol2
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
"This celebrated treatise [referred to as] 'the beginning of the modern development in knowledge of crystal structure,' really has little to do with gemstones except as they happened to conveniently provide crystals for Boyle's inquiries into the solid state of matter... One of the principal reasons for writing this work, according to Boyle, was to determine if the use of pulverized gemstones, still recommended as curative ingredients in medicines, had any basis in chemical...
Topics: Crystallography, Precious stones--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Therapeutic use--Early...
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by Follot, Paul
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12 colored plates heightened by hand, and 12 black-and-white plates of Art Nouveau jewelry and decorative items. Publication date provided in lot description.
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Topics: Art nouveau, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--19th century, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--20th...
"An auction catalog of considerable historical interest because of the items sold, namely a part of the treasure of the Turkish Sultantate that the last sultan, Abdul Hamid II, was able to remove after his exile in 1909....The items consisted largely of diamond-set jewelry, numerous unset diamonds and single pearls, with many of the unset diamonds being over 35 carats and a number over 50 carats."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 6. 
Topics: Auctions--France, Jewelry--Catalogs, Abdülhamid II, 1842-1918--Art collections. Sultan of the...
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by Kirchmann, Johann, 1575-1643
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"An extremely thorough, scholarly work on the finger-rings of antiquity, covering their significance, uses, types, metal rings, rings set with engraved gems, signet rings, talismanic & magical rings, official rings, etc."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3426.
Topic: Rings--Antiquities--Early works to 1800
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Partial contents: Old World roots of the American cut -- Mechanization, ingenuity, and Henry Dutton Morse -- More innovations and the emergence of optics -- Merchandising and the early years of the American cut -- Tolkowsky, Shipley, and GIA -- Putting it all together : appearance, proportions, and the American cut.
Topics: Morse, Henry D., 1826-1888, Shipley, Robert M. (Robert Morill), 1887-1978, Wade, Frank B.,...
Partial contents: Metallurgy of gold.--Prices, alloys, gold alloys, gold melting.-​-​Rolling and slitting gold.--The workshop and tools.-​-​Filigree wire-​drawing.-​-​Manufacture of personal ornaments.-​-​Finger rings.-​-​Mounting and setting.-​-​Mayoral chains and cvic insignia.-- Antique jewellery and its revival.-​-​Manufacture of gold chains.-​-​Precious stones.-​-​Cutting diamonds and other precious gems.-​-​Polishing and finishing.-​-​Chasing,...
Topics: Goldwork, Jewelry, Valuation, Assaying
2 volumes in 1. "Verzeichniss der schriftsteller, welche ausser den angeführten über succinium geschrieben haben": v. 1, p. 169-176. "By far the best work written on amber in the 19th century..."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3236. Partial contents: Er. Th. Naturgeschichte des Succins oder Bernsteins.-​-​Zw. Th. Von den bituminösen Körpern im Allgemeinen ; Von einigen Pflanzensäften heutiger Vegetationen. Includes bibliographical footnotes.
Topic: Amber
"The 137 [sic] leaves of engravings consist firstly of 101 leaves bearing numbers 1-196, followed secondly by 37 leaves bearing numbers 1-148...The first group of engravings depicts rings set with engraved gems in actual size with enlargements of the gems to show details and with abbreviated statement of the metal in the ring and the material of the gem; most plates depict two rings per plate. The second group depicts engraved gems only, 4 per plate, each indentified as to...
Topics: Goorle, Abraham van, 1549-1608?--Art collections, Gems--Greece--Early works to 1800,...
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"Issued to celebrate the crowning of King Edward VII (1841-1910) in August 1902; it contains much original artwork specially created for the occasion, not to mention the elaborate decoration of the book itself. The first chapter treats crowns and thrones generally, followed by a chapter on the regalia, and others on ceremonies."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4024.
Topic: Coronations--Great Britain
vom direktor derselben Dr. jur. Julius Erbstein. mit zwei abbildungen. Dritte Auflage. Plan of museum on back cover. "The stupendous collections of ornamental objects in the Green Vaults of the Royal Palace (Saxony) in Dresden, are here described in eight rooms or salons."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1931. Noted in Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1933.
Topic: Art objects--Germany--Dresden--Catalogs
Volume 2 of 2. "A large and elaborate work written and illustrated about the theme of the significance of the stars and other celestial bodies as depicted upon engraved gems...The first volume contains a preface by Gori and 200 plates...The second volume contains Passeri's descriptions and comments on the gems..."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2466. This is a three volume work with volumes 2 and 3 bound together. Partial contents: V. 3. Atlas Farnesianus marmoreus ......
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Glyptics--Themes, motives, Magic
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by Jacobs, Henri
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Plates: No. 1. Mines de São-João da Chapada (Brésil, Minas-Geraes), Lavage du diamant.--No. 2. Mine de Kimberley, au Cap. Vue prise en 1880. On y est arrivé en sept ans eet demi de travail à une profondeur de 300 pieds anglais. Le côté ouest de cette mine est pauvre et peu exploité.--No. 3. La même en 1878. Vue prise du sud-ouest.--No. 4. Bords de la mine de Kimberley. On voit à droite le cratère où descendent des milliers decables qui servent à transporter la roche sur les bords...
Topic: Diamonds
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by Lacroix, Alfred, 1863-1948
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Volume 2 of 3. Contents: t. 1. Geologie, mineralogie descriptive. 1922.--t. 2. Mineralogie appliquee lithologie. 1922.--t. 3. Lithologie. Appendice. Index geographiques. 1923.
Topic: Mineralogy--Madagascar
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Volume 2 of 2. Volume 1: https://archive​.org/details/Ph​ysiskBeskrifnin​gOfverJordKlote​tForraBandet
Topic: Physical geography--Early works to 1800
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2 available: https://archive​.org/details/Ph​ysiskBeskrifnin​gOfverJord-​klotetSenareBan​det
Topic: Physical geography--Early works to 1800
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by Dumont, Georges
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Series: Technologie commerciale & industrielle. "Very brief descriptive work on gemstones, largely devoted to the diamond, and [...] the quartz family. Sketchy descriptions of other gemstones follow, along with a table of artifical gems and a table of tariffs laid upon gem imports."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1801.  
Topics: Diamonds, Precious stones
"Among the specimens [described] many are of interest to the gemologist, eg, lapis lazuli, p 701, jet, p 85-6, amber, p 87-​90,...precious coral, p 114-21, bezoars, 171-82, and pearls & nacre, 188-213, this last with an engraving of an instrument used to measure the diameter of pearls for purposes of obtaining weight (p 209)."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4390 .
Topic: Mineralogy--Early works to 1800
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Ouvrage illustré d'un Frontispice en couleurs et de 12 planches hors texte. "A thorough catalogue of the [French] jewelry exhibited at the Milan 1906 Exposition, including contemporary works by Fouquet, Paul Templier, L. Vaguer, Wolfers Freres and others. Ancient and medieval jewelry is also included as well as ethnic jewelry."--J.M. Cohen Rare Books website. "Engraved color frontispiece of the bracelet by Fouquet, designed by Alphonse Mucha for Sarah Bernhardt, first exhibited...
Topics: Jewelry--France--History, Jewelry--Italy--Exhibitions, Jewelry--Design--France--History, Exposition...
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Mit 4 farbigen Mineraltafeln, einer Profiltafel und 263 Abbildungen im Text. 8. Aufl.
Topics: Mineralogy, Geology
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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
"One of the earliest printed books on mineralogy and the first published in Sweden...The third book...concerns itself with all manner of stones but actually is on gemstones mostly."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2183.
Topics: Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Early works to 1800
Volume 2 of 2. See Volume 1: https://archive.org/details/ElementosDeOrictognosiaODelConocimientoDeLosFosilesDispuestosSegun Contents: V. 1. Las tierras, piedras y sales -- v. 2. Combustibles, metales y rocas, seguidos de la introduccion a la pasigrafi­a geologica del senor baron de Humboldt. "Comparing the handwriting upon the interleaves of this set with that on p. 173 of Weeks' 'Discovery of the elements', 4th ed., strongly suggests that this two-volume set...belonged to Del Rio and...
Topics: Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Paleontology--Early works to 1800, Petrology--Early works to 1800
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by Rosenthal, Léonard, 1870-1955
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Partial contents: Le bijou superstitions et moralités -- La légende de l'Émeraude -- La légende du Rubis -- La légende du Saphir -- Les gemmes et leurs vertus -- Les pierres gravées -- La magie et les superstitions. Illusttations de Léon Carré.
Topics: Gems, Gems--Folklore
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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
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by John V. Farwell Company
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John V. Farwell Company, Chicago, Market and Monroe Streets, importers - manufacturers - converters - wholesalers, established 1852.
Topic: Jewelry--Catalogs
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
Volume 5 of 5. "This monumental work describes the minerals of France and its colonies, including Madagascar; numerous gemstones are included, especially from Madagascar, but more complete information is found in Lacroix's work on them minerals of Madagascar ... Among many topographical mineralogies that have been published this work stands without peer, being extremely thorough, neglecting no important aspect, and lavishly illustrated."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3736.
Topics: Mineralogy--France, Mineralogy--France--Colonies
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by Baker, Samuel W.
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With illustrations. Partial contents: The Vale of Rubies -- Discovery of Gold -- Mineral resources.
Topics: Voyages and travels--Anecdotes, Sri Lanka--Description and travel
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Jewelry catalog by the company, Baird-North Co., Providence, R. I.
Topics: Baird-North Co.--Catalogs, Jewelers--Catalogs, Jewelry--Catalogs, Jewelers--United States--Rhode...
"A rare book."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1255.  "Psychological properties of minerals 223-65, same for gemstones 267-320, the last including topaz, amethyst, coral, rock crystal, emerald, diamond, ruby, turquoise, sapphire, red garnet and carbuncle. For each is given some curious lore, sometimes a little mineralogical information, and a discussion of the influence of these upon the wearer and also a synbolic [sic] line drawing, reminiscent of the kind alchemists...
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Topics: Occultism, Gems--Therapeutic use, Gems--Folklore
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"... 2000 pictures of historical jewelry. The Table of Contents (Inhalt) describes the origin of the jewerly on each plate."-​-​booksellers descr. Spine title: Quelle : mappe VII
Topics: Jewelry--Pictorial works, Jewelry--Catalogs
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by Klaproth, M.H. (Martin Heinrich), 1743-1817
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"Corresponds to the first 2 vols of the German edition [of the Beiträge], and containing essays I-LXXII. In the first essay, Klaproth describes the results of subjecting numerous mineral substances to the intense heat of a "porcelain fire," among them, feldspars, alabaster, marble, beryl (& emerald), tourmaline, quartzes, chrysoberyls, olivines, kyanite, opals, garnets, zircons, corundums, spinels, topazes, etc. Specific experiments and analyses on gemstones as follows:...
Topics: Mineralogical chemistry, Precious stones--Analysis--Early works to 1800
A collection of 12 plates sewn together through the top and illustrating designs for ornamental cartouches. Other title: Recueil de divers caprices et nouettes jnuentions mises au jour par le Sr. E. de la Belle, Peintre florentin dessignees et grauees par le mesme autheur.
Topics: Decorative arts--Design, Decoration and ornament, Baroque
"[T]his is the first independent gemological book written or published by an [sic] British author. The text is distinctly in two parts, the first being a general treatise on gemstones in 25 unnumbered chapters, while the second...contains 89 numbered chapters, each describing a gemstone, stone, fossil, or other substance then regarded as valuable and classed with precious stones...Here also Nicols gives adulterations, nomenclature, varieties, sources, properties (real & imaginary!),...
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Lapidaries (Medieval literature), Precious stones--Early works to 1800
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by Marlborough, George Spencer, 4th Duke of, 1739-1817
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Plates first published in 1783; ...engraved by F. Bartolozzi after drawings by G.B. Cipriani.--LC note. "...it is probable that Bartolozzi himself published [this work] at his own expense... Complete sets are rare."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 432. Consists of plates that appear in 2 vol. Gemmarum antiquarum delectus. First series: 50 plates -- Second series: 58 plates -- plus 2 plates not listed in table of contents.
Topics: Gems, Ancient--Private collections--England--Catalogs, Gems, Classical--Private...
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"One of the most important modern scientific monographs on the pearl."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 843. "The first part of 10 chs is general, taking up pearl in antiquity, pearl characteristics & chemical/physic​al properties, valuation, pearls in jewelry (particularly as worn by famous persons), distinguishing real & culture pearls, and pearl classification.​"-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 843. "The second part of 7 chs deals...
Topic: Pearls
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Includes bibliographic references and indexes. "Discusses belief in the virtues of gemstones and jewels from ancient periods into the 17th and 18th centuries, with emphasis on its manifestations in England. [...] Gems and precious stones are mentioned throughout, and specific virtues as have been assigned to them. Scarce."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1965.
Topics: Gems (in religion, folk-lore, etc.), Jewelry--History
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by Kandler, Richard O.
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"America's first exclusive engraving school, established in 1889 by its founder, Richard O. Kandler. This booklet published in 1908 to celebrate the 20th successful year covers its establishment, functions in teaching engraving, card plate and steel die work, jewelry design, salaries of engravers, advice to students, tuition costs and cost of engraving tools, prices of engraving, photos of students, photos of specimens of engraving by Kandler."-​-​www.abebooks.co​m
Topic: Engraving
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2 volumes in 1. Tome 2 has half title page only: Dictionnaire oryctologique universel. Noted in Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 0601. Contenant une description des terres, des sables, des sels, des soufres, des bitumes, des pierres simples & composées, communes & prétieuses transparentes & opaques, amorphes & figurées, des minéraux, des métaux, des pétrifications du règne animal, & du règne fégétal &c. Avec des rechereches sur la formation de ces fossiles,...
Topics: Mineralogy--Dictionaries--French--Early works to 1800, Paleontology--Dictionaries--French--Early...
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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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by Reunert, Theodore
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At head of title: Kimberley South African and International Exhibition "This contribution, specially prepared for a new edition of the Cape of Good Hope Official Handbook, is now published...to furnish full and accurate information to visitors to the Kimberley International Exhibition of 1892..."--preface signed: J.C. Juta & Co. Map: General plan of the diamond fields Griqualand West, South Africa
Topic: Diamond mines and mining--South Africa