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Gems/Minerals

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Opal and How to Work It, Barnett, Frank
1 Barnett, Frank Opal and How to Work It
East Malvern, VIC, Australia Gemcraft Publications Pty Ltd 1981 0909223122 / 9780909223120 First Edition Stapled Booklet Fair to Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stapled softcover, first edition, 92gms, 60pgs. Contents includes: modern history of opal; the opal fields; types of opal; mining methods; cutting equipment; cutting seam opal; the making of opal doublets and triplets; carving and novelties; and valuing opal. Book is in fair to good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Wraps show some creasing, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
 
 
Complete Book of Tumbling, The, Campbell, D; Cook, R.; And Maxwell, K.
2 Campbell, D; Cook, R.; And Maxwell, K. Complete Book of Tumbling, The
Parramatta, NSW, Australia Parramatta Lapidary Club 1973 Edition Not Stated Stapled Booklet Fair Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stapled softcover, edition, 134gms, 76pgs. Contents includes: general principles; grits,polishing and finishing; types of tumblers; rotating horizontal barrel tumbler; rotating inclined barrel tumbler; vibrating barrel tumbler; unusual tumblers; soundproofing tumblers; tumbling for competition; and problem stones. Book is in fair condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Book has some minor water damage and the rear wrap has a few large tears, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
What Shell Is That?, Coleman, Neville
3 Coleman, Neville What Shell Is That?
Dee Why West, Australia Paul Hamlyn Pty Limited 1975 0600072207 / 9780600072201 First Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket Good Fair 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Hardcover with white boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1445gms, 308pgs. This book includes 750 shell species and contains vital and unique information the ecology, natural history and conservation of shells. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards are in good condition and have been covered in clear protective contact. Dust jacket is in fair condition with moderate page discolouration and shelf wear including chipping, scuffing to edges and a few medium sized tears, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1kg and may incur additional postage. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
Elementary Faceting Instructions, Cottrell, Don; and Gaerth, Roy
4 Cottrell, Don; and Gaerth, Roy Elementary Faceting Instructions
Richmond, SA, Australia Gemmasta Lapidary Equipment Co. Second Edition Stapled Booklet Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hitek Illustrations 
Stapled softcover, second edition, 72g, 28pgs. Contents includes: machine parts description; machine operations; cutting first stone; octagon; emerald; brilliant; and table of main angles. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
Complete Encyclopedia of Shells, The: Informative Text With Hundreds of Photographs, de Bruyne, R. H.
5 de Bruyne, R. H. Complete Encyclopedia of Shells, The: Informative Text With Hundreds of Photographs
Lisse Rebo International 2003 9036615143 / 9789036615143 First Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall de Bruyne, R. H. (photograpy by) 
Hardcover with laminated picotrial boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1035gms, 336pgs, blank endpapers. This book contains: information about mollusks (shellfish); hints on collecting, trading and buying; descriptions of nearly 1000 species of shells across the entire world; over 800 colour photographs; and an extensive index containing English and scientific names making it easy to look up each species. Book is in very good condition with only very mild general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are also in very good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1kg and may incur additional postage. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
Working with Gemstones, Firsoff, V. A.
6 Firsoff, V. A. Working with Gemstones
Wellington, NZ A. H. & A. W. Reed Ltd 1974 0589008072 / 9780589008079 First Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket Fair Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hard cover, first edition, 514g, 210pgs. Provides a complete guide to all aspects of lapidary art and craft. Book is in fair condition with moderate spotting throughout and mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in fair condition with moderate shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
 
 
Collecting Australian Gemstones, James, Bill
7 James, Bill Collecting Australian Gemstones
Sydney, NSW, Australia The K. G. Murray Publishing Company Pty Ltd Edition Not Stated Hardcover with Dust Jacket Good Fair to Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, undated, edition not stated, 552g, 191pgs. This book covers every aspect of collecting gemstones including: what is a gemstone; what do they look like; and where can they be found. Australia's rainbow of gemstones are listed and described in full detail and illustrated in their natural colours. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Dust jacket is in fair condition with one small tear and one large tear to the rear wrap, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
 
 
Jewellery, Marsh, David
8 Marsh, David Jewellery
London, England The Macmillan Press 1979 0333236769 / 9780333236765 First Edition Soft Cover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 234gms, 138 pages. This book is intended as a guide to the student and hobbyist, and provides a vast amount of practical information, to help the reader to make simple, pleasing jewellery in precious metals, stones, and other materials. Book is in good condition with minor age-related general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
 
 
Dredging For Gold in Australia, Peel, George
9 Peel, George Dredging For Gold in Australia
East Malvern, VIC, Australia Gemcraft Publications Pty Ltd 1981 0909223106 / 9780909223106 First Edition Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 106g, 64pgs. Written by a prospector for prospectors, this is a down to earth, easy to read book that tells you all you need to know about dredging for gold in Australia. Contents includes: the portable surface dredge; working the surface dredge; submersible and subsurface dredges; bank dredge or hydraulic concentrator; motorised gold pans; electrostatic dry concentrator; and locating and working a likely spot. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
Practical Gemcutting: An Australian Guide to Shaping and Polishing Gemstones, Perry, Nance and Ron
10 Perry, Nance and Ron Practical Gemcutting: An Australian Guide to Shaping and Polishing Gemstones
Terrey Hills, NSW, Australia A.H. & A.W. Reed 1980 0589501925 / 9780589501921 First Edition Soft Cover Good Not Applicable 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Softcover, first edition, 336gms, 95 pages. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout. Cover shows some mild soiling and wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
 
 
Facet Cutters Handbook: A Gembook, Soukup, Edward J.
11 Soukup, Edward J. Facet Cutters Handbook: A Gembook
Mentone, CA, USA Gembooks 1962 0910652066 / 9780910652063 First Edition Stapled Booklet Poor Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stapled softcover, first edition, 100gms, 64pgs. Contents includes: the standard brilliant cut; the pentagon cut; the oblong hexagon cut; polishing guide; faceting angles; table of facet angles; and much more. Book is in poor condition with heavy general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration and soiling throughout. There is a small pen mark on the front cover from a previous owner. Wraps have torn away from one staple, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. This is a reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Shell Handbook, The, Wye, Kenneth
12 Wye, Kenneth Shell Handbook, The
Leicester, England Silverdale Books 2005 1856057356 / 9781856057356 Reprint Softcover Good Not Applicable 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Softcover, reprint, 554gms, 256pgs. This book provides an introduction to the fascinating subject of conchology. It explains how species reproduce, grow, feed and where they live. It also gives advice on self-collecting, purchasing, cleansing, and forming and displaying a collection. Book is in good condition with only mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
 
 
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Collecting Australian Gemstones, James, Bill
Collecting Australian Gemstones
James, Bill
12.00 AUD


Shell Handbook, The, Wye, Kenneth
Shell Handbook, The
Wye, Kenneth
12.00 AUD


Complete Encyclopedia of Shells, The: Informative Text With Hundreds of Photographs, de Bruyne, R. H.
Complete Encyclopedia of Shells, The: Informative Text With Hundreds of Photographs
de Bruyne, R. H.
25.00 AUD


What Shell Is That?, Coleman, Neville
What Shell Is That?
Coleman, Neville
20.00 AUD


Facet Cutters Handbook: A Gembook, Soukup, Edward J.
Facet Cutters Handbook: A Gembook
Soukup, Edward J.
10.00 AUD


Opal and How to Work It, Barnett, Frank
Opal and How to Work It
Barnett, Frank
28.00 AUD


Complete Book of Tumbling, The, Campbell, D; Cook, R.; And Maxwell, K.
Complete Book of Tumbling, The
Campbell, D; Cook, R.; And Maxwell, K.
25.00 AUD


Elementary Faceting Instructions, Cottrell, Don; and Gaerth, Roy
Elementary Faceting Instructions
Cottrell, Don; and Gaerth, Roy
25.00 AUD


 
 


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