wrote The Curious Lore of Precious Stones
comprising 512 pages back in 1971.
Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0486222276 and 9780486222271.
Since then The Curious Lore of Precious Stones textbook
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Foremost gemologist presents definitive study of the magical abilities and strange characteristics of precious stones. Wide range of sources — Greek, Latin documents, medieval lapidaries, Eddas, Egyptian writings, Oriental gem books, the Bible — reveal magic, occult, medicinal and religious uses of dozens of gems. 65 plates, 8 in color.