The Book of the Pearl

Author: George Frederick Kunz,Charles Hugh Stevenson

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

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The preparation of this book has been a joint labor during the spare moments of the two authors, whose time has been occupied with subjects to which pearls are not wholly foreign—one as a gem expert, and the other in the fisheries branch of the American government. For many years the writers have collected data on the subject of pearls, and have accumulated all the obtainable literature, not only the easily procurable books, but likewise manuscripts, copies of rare volumes, original edicts, and legislative enactments, thousands of newspaper clippings, and interesting illustrations, many of them unique, making probably the largest single collection of data in existence on this particular subject. It was deemed advisable to present the results of these studies and observations in one harmonious volume, rather than in two different publications. While the book is a joint work in the sense that each writer has contributed material to all of the chapters and has critically examined and approved the entire work, the senior author has more closely applied himself to the latter half of the text, covering antiquity values, commerce, wearing manipulation, treatment, famous collections, aboriginal use, and the illustrations, while the junior author has attended to the earlier half of the book, with reference to history, origin, sources, fisheries, culture, mystical properties, and the literature of the pearl.

The Book of the Pearl

Author: George Frederick Kunz,Charles Hugh Stevenson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142744

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 672

View: 4097


DIVMonumental, profusely illustrated volume by two authorities covers origin, history, structure, form; pearl fisheries worldwide; pearl-culture, pearl-farming; mystical, medicinal properties; famous collections; more. Over 180 black-and-white illus. /div

The Book of Governors

Author: Thomas (Bishop of Marga),Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nestorian Church

Page: 746

View: 8202


The Book of Pearl

Author: Timothée de Fombelle

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763691264

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4233


Trapped in a Parisian marshmallow shop on the eve of World War II, Joshua Pearl waits to be reunited with his love in the world of fairy tales, but as his memory begins to fade his only hope of remembering his own story lays in tiny fragments of previous tales.