Australian Opals in Colour
by Nance and Ron Perry
A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1977, ISBN 058907010X, colour photographic plates, colour and black and white photographs, colour photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket
Fair Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, water damage to side fore edge, a little crumpling and discolouration to page edges, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners, a little chipping and small tears (see photographs)
“Australian Opals in Colour takes the reader through all the Australian opal fields, describes the types of opal mining, the lives of the miners, and tells what the visitor may see and do at Lightening Ridge, Coober Pedy, Andamooka, and on the Queensland opal fields. It covers the scientific nature of opal and describes how the gem is cut and worked.
In 86 superb colour plates it displays Australian opals and opal jewellery in all their beauty: gives glimpses of the areas in which opals are mined and shows the lapidary working of these precious gems.”