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The Story of the The Star Stones [together with], The Story of the Pearl, The Story of the Emerald, The Story of the Diamond and The Story of the Sapphire & The Ruby.
New York, NY: Marcus and Company, Jewellers, 1935-8.. First (and only) editions. 5 volumes. Slim octavos, each in printed colour card boards. With colour-plate frontispieces and other illustrations within. Designs by Rockwell Kent. A lovely fine set in the fragile original bindings, housed in a fleece-lined collector's clamshell box, titled in gilt to spine. A series of five books about precious stones issued by jewellers Marcus and Company, the Manhattan retailers and manufacturers of luxury goods from 1892 to 1962. The company was sold to Gimbels in 1941 and merged with Black, Starr and Frost in 1962. Included within this collection are four loose invitation cards for various exhibitions of gemstones.
      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2016-11-30           Check availability:      Biblio    


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