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Kunz, George Frederick.
Ivory and the Elephant in Art, in Archeology, and in Science.

Garden City Doubleday, Page and Company: 1916.

One of Kunz's grandest books, and still an important reference, touching on all aspects of ivory collection, commerce and art. Sinkankas notes this as "a complex, large work, by far the best yet written on the subject... The scarcest of Kunz's major works, with information that does not appear elsewhere in the gemological literature." George Frederick Kunz [1856-1932] was a gemologist, mineralogist, and author a Vice President of Tiffany & Co. at age 23, he wrote many of the standard works still in use today in the gem-related trades.

Hardcover. 7"x10.5", 525 pages, numerous b/w plates and illustrations, and folding plates and charts. Publisher's tan cloth with pasted-on cover illustrations the pasted-on spine illustrated label is largely perished, and the covers have some minor soil, but otherwise a clean, tight, partially unopened copy very nice.

Inventory #: 30435
Price: $ 750.00      

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