New Observations on the Occurrences of Precious Stones of Archaeological Interest in America (Pamphlet)


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Author: Kunz, George Frederick  (1856-1932)

Publisher: Dussault & Proulx, Printers (Canada)

Pub Date: 1907

Binding: Paperback (pamphlet)

Condition: 2 copies.   Copy 1 (BRU):  Fair to Good.  Stapled binding tight.  No marks, tears.  One approx. 1/8″ chip at upper front corner at spine edge.  Some wear to top edges, front and rear.  Foxing to text edges.  Pages UNCUT.  Copy 2 (BRU): Good.  Stapled binding tight.  No marks, tears.  One approx. 1/2″ fold to upper front cover corner.   Light edge wear.  Foxing to text edges.  Pages are cut in this copy.

Notes: Pamphlet.  Offprint.  Extrait des Mémoires et Délibérations du XVe Congrès Des Américanistes Tenu a Québec, Du 10 Au 15 September 1906 (Extract from the Memoirs and Deliberations of the XVth Congress of Americanists Held in Quebec, September 10-15, 1906).  Turquoise, nephrite, jadeite, beryl, chalcedony, obsidian, amber, and catlinite (pipestone).  Remarkably easy to read.  VERY RARE.  NO copies available for sale, and held in only 4 libraries.  Kunz was a self-taught mineralologist who wrote, over the course of his life, more than 300 articles.  The jewel Kunzite (see photo), a variety of spodumene, is named for him.  Interestingly, his second wife’s name was Opal.



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