KUNZ, George Frederick and STEVENSON, Charles Hugh
The book of the pearl
The history, art, science, and industry of the Queen of gems. London : Macmillan, 1908. First edition. Quarto, decorated buckram (a little rubbed), top edge gilt, pp. xx; 548, 18 colour plates with tissue guards, 83 black and white plates, 5 maps (including the pearling regions in Oceania and Malaysia), a few occasional spots of foxing, overall a fine copy.
A stunning publication on the history of the pearl and pearling around the world, including a chapter on ‘Pearl fisheries of the Persian Gulf’ and ‘Pearl fisheries of the South Sea Islands’.