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The Story of the Gems, by Herbert Whitlock (Book)

The Story of the Gems, by Herbert Whitlock (Book)

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The Story of the Gems
A Popular Handbook
By Herbert Whitlock, 1940.

Paperback format, 206 pages.
Approx. 8.5" x 5.5".
Illustrated throughout (black & white).
Published by Dover Publications, 1997.

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated handbook for the layperson offers a fascinating excursion into the many-faceted world of gemstones. Fact-filled discussions of gems in ancient times, the art of the lapidary, gem cutting, famous diamonds and other precious stones, unusual gemstones, much more. A rich and rewarding book for students of gemology; delightful browsing for the casual reader.

Item Condition:
Vintage, in good condition. Some wear commensurate with age.
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