The book of the pearl : the history, art, science, and industry of the queen of gems.
Library location: B4-30

Title: The book of the pearl : the history, art, science, and industry of the queen of gems

Author: Kunz, George Frederick and Charles Hugh Stevenson

Language: English

Published city: New York

Publisher: The Century Co.

Published date: 1908

Book category: Gemology

Physical description: xix, 548 pages [49] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Tags: pearls history

Donated by J. Sanford Saltus

Notes:  Contents / Introduction — Pearls Among the Ancients — Medieval and Modern History — Origin of Pearls — Structure and Forms of Pearls — Sources of Pearls — Pearls from Asia — East African Pearl Fisheries — European Pearl Fisheries — Islands of the Pacific — American Pearls — Pearl-Culture and Pearl-Farming — Mystical and Medicinal Properties of Pearls — Values and Commerce of Pearls — Treatment and Care of Pearls — Pearls Used in Ornaments and Decoration — Famous Pearls and Collections — The Aboriginal Use of Pearls, and Their Discovery in Mounds and Graves — Bibliography — Index.

Online version : https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63299

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