W J Dakin

Pearls

Published: Published by Cambridge University Press, 1913

Date: 1913

An unusual book in the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature series. A summary of pearls, pearl fishing and pearl formation, written for the general reader by a biologist and from the point of view of a biologist. 143pp. including a Glossary, plus 4 pages of adverts. 17 x 13 cms. Red hardback cloth cover with black printing. There is also an armorial bookplate: Cavendo Tutus [“Safe Through Caution”] Hartington [the Duke of Devonshire’s eldest son’s courtesy title]. Bookseller Inventory # 126

Provenance
Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire, England (volume bears a Sotheby's 'Attic Sale, 5-7 October 2010' label).

Binding
Hardbound

£70

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