The Book of the Pearl: Its History, Art, Science and Industry

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DIVThis monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and pearl-farming; the gem's mystical and medicinal properties; famous pearl collections around the world; and much more. Over 180 illustrations enhance the highly readable text, sure to intrigue any lover of gems.
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Publisher
Courier Corporation
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Published on
Feb 19, 2013
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Pages
672
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ISBN
9780486142746
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Language
English
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Genres
Antiques & Collectibles / Jewelry
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This content is DRM protected.
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