VERY GOOD hardcover in VERY GOOD dust jacket, no marks in text, strong binding. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Ruby & Sapphire is a journey into one of mankind's most fascinating subjects.
A technical work that elicits anything other than yawns is always a scarce item. But Ruby & Sapphire is just such a book--a rare combination of fact and fun, the pertinent and the peculiar.
Open Ruby & Sapphire and you step into a secret world where, with each page turned, a new adventure awaits. Journey to Burma's Mogok Stone Tract, where pigeon's blood rubies are pried from both soil and central government control. Marvel over India's maharajahs, the world's greatest gem collectors, for whom no price was too great. Explore the legendary Valley of Serpents, into which pieces of meat were cast to trap rubies. And ascend to the lofty snows of Kashmir, home of storied blue-velvet sapphires. These are but a few of the amazing and colorful tales within.
But Ruby & Sapphire is also much more. The product of over 15 years of firsthand experience, it covers every facet of the subject from A-Z. Sources, prices, quality analysis, synthetics and treatments, everything is here, a virtual encyclopedia of the subject.
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From the Inside Flap: If you purchase just a single book on precious stones or minerals, it should be Ruby & Sapphire, which is nothing less than a tour-de-force of gemological scholarship. Whether you are a jeweler, gemologist or simply a lover of gems, this book will repay its cost many times over.
Título: Ruby & Sapphire
Editorial: RWH Publishing
Año de publicación: 1997
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Rwh Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001075064
Descripción Rwh Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020964509768
Descripción Rwh Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P010964509768
Descripción RWH Pub, Boulder, 1997. Original Cloth. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. PP 511 with 350 color photos; many b&w photos; original red cloth; dust jacket slightly yellowed else a near fine copy overall. "The product of over 15 years of first hand experience, covering every facet of the subject from A to Z. Sources, prices, quality analysis, synthetics and treatments, everything is here. A virtual encyclopedia of the subject". Includes more than 2400 references. Beautifully illustrated and now quite scarce. Nº de ref. de la librería 000941
Descripción Rwh Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110964509768
Descripción Rwh Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0964509768
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Moderately used book. Still a decent reading copy, the cover has visible markings and wear, some scant markings/marginalia inside is likely. Older publications likely noticeably aged/faded. Nº de ref. de la librería 36SDH6000KR4