Pearls: A Natural History : American Museum of Natural History, The Field Museum / Abrams Books


-----------large (quarto) hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, bookplate on front blank endpaper, 232 pages, packed with colour photos and illustrations, a lovely book, ---"Pearls are unique among gemstones. Complete as they are found, they require no faceting or shaping to bring out their beauty and luster. Perhaps because of their origin and radiance, pearls have fascinated people from the time they were first found in artifacts in Mesopotamia (c. 2300 B.C.E.), until the present. Rich with new color photography and archival images, Pearls: A Natural History chronicles this enduring obsession. Based on an exhibition mounted by the American Museum of Natural History in New York and The Field Museum in Chicago, Pearls combines science, history, and beautiful objects both natural and crafted. The authors draw on their varied disciplines to explore all aspects of pearls - biology, gemology, anthropology, mineralogy, ecology, and the decorative arts. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Pearls: A Natural History : American Museum of Natural History, The Field Museum / Abrams Books

Author Name: Landman, Neil H; Paula M Mikkelsen; Rudiger Bieler; Bennet Bronson , Foreword By Ellen V Futter and John W McCarter / Abrams Books

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Non Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Harry N Abrams with The American Museum of Natural History, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2001

ISBN Number: 0810944952

ISBN Number 13: 9780810944954

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 144856

Keywords: Pearls, Oysters, Mollusks, Cultured Pearls, Fishermen, Fisheries,