Diamonds and precious stones a popular account of gems by Louis Dieulafait

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Published by Blackie & Son in London .

Written in English

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  • Precious stones.,
  • Diamonds.,
  • Gems.

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Statement(Tr.) from the French of Louis Dieulafait. Illustrated by 126 engravings on wood.
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Pagination288 p. :
Number of Pages288
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Open LibraryOL20805833M

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