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Opal and How to Work It

By: Barnett, Frank

Price: $28.00

Publisher: East Malvern, VIC, Australia, Gemcraft Publications Pty Ltd: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SCIGEO5

ISBN: 0909223122

Condition: Fair to Good


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. View more info

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Complete Book of Tumbling, The

By: Campbell, D; Cook, R.; And Maxwell, K.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Parramatta, NSW, Australia, Parramatta Lapidary Club: 1973

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: SCIGEO4

Condition: Fair


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 f... View more info

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Elementary Faceting Instructions

By: Cottrell, Don; and Gaerth, Roy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Richmond, SA, Australia, Gemmasta Lapidary Equipment Co.:

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: SCIGEO3

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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Working with Gemstones

By: Firsoff, V. A.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Wellington, NZ, A. H. & A. W. Reed Ltd: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GEMMIN6

ISBN: 0589008072

Condition: Fair


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... View more info

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Collecting Australian Gemstones

By: James, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, The K. G. Murray Publishing Company Pty Ltd:

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: GEMMIN8

Condition: Good


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 ... View more info

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Jewellery

By: Marsh, David

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, England, The Macmillan Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001910

ISBN: 0333236769

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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Facet Cutters Handbook: A Gembook

By: Soukup, Edward J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mentone, CA, USA, Gembooks: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SCIGEO6

ISBN: 0910652066

Condition: Poor


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... View more info

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Shell Handbook, The

By: Wye, Kenneth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Leicester, England, Silverdale Books: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: SCIGEO13

ISBN: 1856057356

Condition: Good


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. View more info