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Collecting Australian Gemstones by Bill James

Collecting Australian Gemstones by Bill James

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Collecting Australian Gemstones

by Bill James

The K. G. Murray Publishing Company, 1968, colour and black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, a little staining and discolouration to bottom edge, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, chipping and tears 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 of gemstones is listed, described in detail and illustrated in the full glory of their natural colors.”


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