Turquois - Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences Volume XII, Part II Second Memoir, Third Memoir
Place Published: Glorieta, NM
Publisher: The Rio Grande Press, Inc.
Date Published: 1974
Edition: Sixth printing
Book Id: 21153
198pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] Beige cloth covered boards with metallic blue ink stamped titles, and metallic red and green ink stamped decorative designs on the front cover. Near fine condition. The foot of the spine is gently bumped.
From the Publisher's Preface- "As it stood, the first edition published in 1915 was a monument to thorough scholarship but of interest mainly to the Turquoise especialista. The first edition lacked but one thing- enough color plates to be of help to the aficionado, or the average collector. Turquoise exists only in color; black and white plates of this lovely gemstone are for all practical purposes virtually worthless"