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Author: JEFFRIES, DAVID Title: Traite Des Diamants et Des Perles Ou L'on Considere Leur Importance on Etablit des regles Certaines Pour En Connoitre La Juste Valeur et donne La Vraie Methode De Les Tailler.
Description: Paris, Debure l"Aine & N.Tillard. 1753, First Edition. Full-Leather, Tall 8 Vo. Book, (iv)-XXXV-104 PP.+ 10 full page engraved plates. Headpiece by Baquoy after C.N. Cochin. French translation after the 2Nd. English of this treatise on how to value- and cut diamonds and pearls. With a number of tables. first book in English to describe how diamonds and pearls can be valued on the basis of the factors of size (or weight), and style of cut, with allowances being made in the case of diamonds where cut stones depart from the 'ideal' proportions that were accepted as standard in the author' s'time" (See; Sinkankas) A fine copy in contemp. full calf. [minor wear]. Fine/No Jacket.
Keywords: Diamonds. Pearls. Perles.
Price: EUR 1090.00 = appr. US$ 1184.66 Seller: Quist - Antiquaar
- Book number: 4024
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