Precious Stones and other Crystals
Metz, Rudolf; Arnold E. Franck (photographer.)
Published by Viking Press, New York (1969)
Item Description: Viking Press, New York, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: good-. Second edition. Large Quarto. 191pp. Original colour photo-illustrated dustjacket over grey cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece colour photograph. "Since the earliest times mankind has been fascinated by precious stones - by the wonderful symmetry of their structure, by the glorious colours they assume, and by the way in which they reflect and refract light" (publisher. Illustrated with 89 superb tipped-in colour photographs of precious stones and crystals from various collections in Southern Germany, Switzerland, Barcelona, and New York.
DJ with heavy wear along edges, chips, tears, some yellowing and creasing. Binding lightly rubbed along edges. Book block age toned in margins not affecting images. DJ in overall fair condition but complete and repaired, binding and interior in good+ condition.