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Gems and Precious Stones of North America.

Kunz, George Frederick.

Editorial: New York: The Scientific Publishing Company, 1890., 1890
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George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932) was an American mineralogist, gemologist, Vice-President of Tiffany's, member and officer of numerous scientific societies, and author of books and articles on gems. He took a position with Tiffany & Co., the American jewelry and silverware company, eventually rising to Vice President in his twenties. He also led the development of the U.S. mining and mineralogical exhibits at the international expositions in Paris (1889 and 1900), Chicago (1893), Atlanta (1895), and St. Louis (1904). Kunz wrote numerous books and articles on precious stones, gems and jewelry, including a series entitled Natal Stones, Sentiments, and Superstitions connected with Precious Stones, printed each year to be given as gifts to customers of Tiffany & Co. He was the founder and president of the Museum of the Peaceful Arts in 1913, a special agent for the U.S. Geological Survey (1883Ð1909), a research curator at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, and assembler of its Morgan-Tiffany gem collection. Kunz was an important figure in the establishment of the international carat as a unit of measure for precious gems. He was a member and/or officer of many science-related New York clubs including the Circumnavigators Club, Mineral Club, Academy of Science, Bird and Tree Club, and Institute of Mining Engineers. During his lifetime, Kunz received several honorary degrees, including an MA from Columbia (1898) and a Ph.D. from the University of Marbury (1903). 336, [+ 1, errata] pp. Twenty-four plates, eight in color with tissue guards. Numerous cuts in text. Title page printed in black and red. Brown cloth stamped in red with darker brown cloth backstrip. Lightly soiled. Corners and binding extremities rubbed and worn. Back hinge cracked, but cords sound. Staining to front endpapers from removal of a bookplate. . Some offsetting from plates. Two tissue guards partially stuck to color plates. Pages untrimmed. A good copy. First edition. N° de ref. de la librería 16134

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Título: Gems and Precious Stones of North America.

Editorial: New York: The Scientific Publishing Company, 1890.

Año de publicación: 1890

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Edición: 1st Edition

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