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Noel Heaton.


RUBIES
Some Practical Hints on the Detection of Artificial and

Imitation Stones


PUBLISHED:The Burma Ruby Mines Ltd [1912]

8vo., First and only edition, original white lettered red paper

wraps with very slight wear to edges, pp. 16, illustrated

with colour plates of rubies plus jeweller's apparatus

and 2 photographic plates of the Burma Ruby Mines

, plus a loosely inserted large folding colour chart

55 x 40cm, wear and small tears to some

folds with 2 or 3 small tape re-enforcing.


* Scarce: only one copy located worldwide at the Natural History

Museum London

PRICE: U.S.$195

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Miss Mary Swift.


ELEMENTS OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY

Translated by Miss M. Vinton.

 

PUBLISHED: Maulmain: American Baptist Mission Press. 1847


12mo., (5.50" x 4.25"), First Pgho Karen Edition limited

to 500 copies
, original marbled boards with black tape

repair to spine, boards with smoke staining and warped,

worn, original marbled endpapers, gilt edges, binding

a trifle shaken becoming loose from text block, but

still holding, pp. 80, illustrated with 19 wood

engravings including frontispiece plate, after

English title page text is entirely Burmese,

apart from slight age toning and browning

to leaves, contents are very good.

Very Rare Burmese

Language Edition.


Mary A. Swift (c. 1800-1880), Hartford Baptist missionary,

wrote on the Poor but Happy, or, The villagers of Ban

de la Roche and the Children of Icolumbkill
,

and on the First Lessons on Natural

Philosophy for Children
.

[Not in Cordier]

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Michele Symes.


RELAZIONE DELL'AMBASCIATA

IINGLESE SPEDITA NEL 1795 NEL

REGNO D'AVA


Translated from the French by Giuseppe Carozzi.


PUBLISHED: Napoli, Gabinetto Letterario. 1832


12mo., Four Volumes, bound in Two, (9.5 cm x 15) Original

black cloth over marbled boards, gilt lettered and tooled

spines, all edges speckled, pp. 179, 212, & 239, 228,

Illustrated with 7 HAND COLOURED PLATES, small

stain to inner top edge on many pages of Vol 1, and

light spotting to prelims and one or two other pages,

Vol. 2. small stain to edge of lower corner to about

10 pages, silk marker ribbons intact, mark on page

15 from Ribbon, small area with worm damage to

upper cover volume 2, but only to cover has not

gone through binding, general age wear to

bindings, overall contents crisp and clean

especially the plates which retain bright

colours with no marks or stains, a very

good firm set with the

VERY RARE HAND COLOURED PLATES.

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