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Kunz, George Frederick and Stevenson, Charles Hugh (1908)


Kunz, George Frederick and Stevenson, Charles Hugh (1908)

Kunz, George Frederick and Stevenson, Charles Hugh (1908)

The Book Of | The Pearl | The History, Art, Science, | And Industry Of The | Queen Of Gems | By | George Frederick Kunz, A.M., Ph.D. | And | Charles Hugh Stevenson, LL.M., D.C.L. | Orient pearls fit for a queen | Will I give thy love to win, | And a shell to keep them in. | -The Faithful Shepherdess (1611) | [ornament] | New York | The Century Co | 1908
Titlepage frame in greenish turquoise

Half title: The Book Of | The Pearl

Collation: 8°: [9] x-xix [1 blank] [3] 4-548 [2 blank] p., frontispiece, plates and photos

Plates: frontispiece, 24 illustrations, 3 engraved plates, photos, text figures, text maps

Page size: 197 x 284 mm

Binding: full editors' cloth with gilt ornaments and text on spine and front cover, top edge gilt

Provenance: autograph dedication "To Miss Belle da Costa Greene | with the Compliments | of the author | George F. Kunz. | Oct 14 | 1908.". From 1905 onward, Miss Belle da Costa Greene (1883-1950) was the personal librarian to J. P. Morgan and after his death (in 1913) she became the first director of the Pierpont Morgan Library

Other editions: 1908 (London edition)

References: Sinkankas 3690

Collection: private collection

Kunz, George Frederick and Stevenson, Charles Hugh (1908)

Kunz, George Frederick and Stevenson, Charles Hugh (1908)

Kunz, George Frederick and Stevenson, Charles Hugh (1908)

Kunz, George Frederick and Stevenson, Charles Hugh (1908)