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 Post subject: Ancient Books
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Because the typical gem aficionado is a curious person and forever a student, I thought you would apreciate some books about gems with some historical value that I found particularly interesting. They're all public domain.
It's interesting to see how it was hard to learn about stones without modern equipment (and how they actually got it wrong sometimes!). Also, since prices are so influenced by a society's atribution of value, it is possible to perceive how prices and preferences changed across the years.

Hope you all enjoy!

Nicols - Lapidary, or The History of Pretious Stones (1652)
https://archive.org/details/LapidaryOrT ... iousStones

Jeffries - A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls (1751)
https://archive.org/details/treatiseondiamon00jeff

Mawe - A Treatise on Diamonds and Precious Stones (1813)
https://archive.org/details/gri_000033125009311537

Emanuel - Diamonds and Precious Stones (1867)
https://archive.org/details/diamondsprecious00emaniala

King - The Natural History of Gems or Decorative Stones (1867)
https://archive.org/details/naturalhistoryof00kingrich

Feuchtwanger - A Popular Treatise on Gems (1867)
https://archive.org/details/populartreatiseo00feucrich

Dieulafait - Diamonds and Precious Stones - A Popular Account of Gems (1874)
https://archive.org/details/diamondsandstones00dieurich

Westropp - A Manual of Precious Stones and Antique Gems (1874)
https://archive.org/details/manualofprecious00westrich

Burnham - Precious Stones in Nature, Art and Literature (1886)
https://archive.org/details/preciousstonesin00burnrich

Castellani - Gems (1871)
https://archive.org/details/gemsnotesextract00castrich

Streeter - Precious Stones and Gems (1898)
https://archive.org/details/preciousstonesge00strerich

Rothschild - A Hand-Book of Precious Stones (1901)
https://archive.org/details/handbookofprecio00rothiala

Cattelle - Precious Stones - A Book of Reference for Jewellers (1903)
https://archive.org/details/preciousstonesbo00cattrich

Farrington - Gems and Minerals (1903)
https://archive.org/details/gemsgemminerals00farrrich

Goodchild - Precious Stones (1908)
https://archive.org/details/preciousstones00goodrich

Wodiska - A Book of Precious Stones (1909)
https://archive.org/details/bookofpreciousst00wodiiala

Mastin - The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones (1911)
https://archive.org/details/chemistrypropert00mastrich

Smith - Gem-stones and Their Distinctive Characters (1912)
https://archive.org/details/gemstonestheirdi00smitrich

McLintock - Guide to the Collection of Gemstones (1912)
https://archive.org/details/guidetocollectio00muserich

Kunz - The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (1938)
https://archive.org/details/curiousloreofpre028009mbp


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 Post subject: Re: Ancient Books
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Thanks lrg.con.
Have you noticed, on the left hand side of the page:
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No, I had not noticed!
Sorry for that!
Maybe the topic should be deleted then...


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:D Your post i just fine! I appreciate the time you spent doing it.


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