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The Opal Book by Frank Leechman

The Opal Book by Frank Leechman

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The Opal Book

by Frank Leechman

Walkabout Pocketbooks, 1970, [Second Impression], colour and black and white photographic plates, line drawings in text, paperback

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, creasing and a little discolouration to covers and inside front cover, previous owners inscription torn from top corner of title page (see photographs)

“Like the gemstone itself it has fascination, excitement, and colour.  It records authentic tales of opal all over the world, in Europe, America and Australia, in the mines, in the jewellers’ shops, and even in the palace of Queen Elizabeth.  It gives details of huge opals and of comparatively small stones that are still worth thousands.  It tells where to look for opal, how to mine for it, how to polish the rough stones, how to be sure of buying genuine and not imitation opal, and how to take care of opal jewellery.”


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