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1 Kunz, George Frederick THE CURIOUS LORE OF PRECIOUS STONES
Philadelphia Lippincott 1913 Hardcover Very Good 
Small closed tear to frontispiece - professionally repaired ; Blue dark blue cloth boards with light blue lettering and gilt decorative design. Top edge gilt. Numerous illustrations in color and b&w. One of the best and most beautiful book to have on the topic. Kunz was a self taught gemologist and collector of precious stones. In his early twenties already he had a managing role at Tiffany's. The book comes in the very rare (but yellowed and lightly scuffed) slipcase. ; 8vo; xiv, 406 pages 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
2 Kunz, George Frederick THE CURIOUS LORE OF PRECIOUS STONES
New York Halcyon House 1938 Hardcover; Seventh Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A few pages with light dampstaining. ; Kunz, the self taught gemologist, was a manager of Tiffany's already in his early career. This is one of the most important books on the topic ; 8vo; xiv, 406 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
3 Kunz, George Frederick THE MAGIC OF JEWELS & CHARMS
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1915 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Very small rough spot from removed bookplate. Former owner's small decorative blindstamp on title page ; Dark blue boards with light blue lettering and gilt pictorial design. "with 90 illustrations in color, doubletone and line". - A comprehensive tome by the self taught gemologist and Tiffany VP. One of the most beautiful books about the topic, especially because of its nice design and the beautiful plates. A true gem. ; 8vo; 422 pages 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 

 



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