Diamonds & Precious Stone Geology Jewelry 1867 Emanuel illustrated plates bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Diamonds, Gemstones, Geology, Identification).
Diamonds and Precious Stones: Their History, Value, and Distinguishing Characteristics, with Samples Tests for their Verification, by Harry Emanuel.
Published 1867, London by John Camden Hotten.
260 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 5 full page lithographed plates and in text line drawings. Publisher's catalog at rear.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial cover & spine decorations.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, various signs of handling and time, cloth splitting along joints with small chipping at head, split across spine cloth, various small stains, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8" H x 5 1/4" W.