Collecting Australian Gemstones
by Bill James
The K. G. Murray Publishing Company, 1970, [Ninth Impression], colour and black and white photographic plates, illustrations in text, maps, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
“This is a unique book. It marks the coming of age of the hobby of collecting, cutting and polishing gemstones in Australia. For this is the first book to be published in this country dealing with every aspect of one of the most fascinating pastimes discovered by man.
What is a gemstone? What does it look like? Where can gemstones be found? These questions and many more are answered in this book. Australia’s rainbow range of gemstones is listed, described in detail and illustrated in the full glory of their natural colours.”