American Pearls

American Pearls

Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Author: Howard E. Washburn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1528712854

Category: Nature

Page: 70

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First published in 1908, this volume looks at American peals and the pearl market at the beginning of the twentieth century. Pearls are glistening, solid objects created within the tissue of a living mollusk or other shelled animals. Pearls of the highest quality are categorised as gemstones and considered to be objects of beauty in many countries and cultures around the world. This volume looks at American pearls with special reference to pearl farming, value, shapes and colours, maintenance, and jewellery. Contents include: "American Pearls", "The Pearl Mussel and the Pearl", "American Pearl Fisheries", "Pearl Farming", "Value", "Dealers in American Pearls", "Care of Pearls", "Origin of Pearls", "Culture of Pearls", "Typical Pearl Shapes", "Specimens of Mussel Shells", "Mussel Shell and 68 Gram Pearl", "Necklace of Fine American Pearls", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
Categories: Nature

Transactions of the American Fish Culturists Association

Transactions of the American Fish Culturists  Association

Some of the earliest American pearls that were found came from near
Waynesville , Ohio ; $ 3 , 000 worth having been collected in that vicinity during
the pearl excitement in 1878 . At that time Israel H . Harris , of Waynesville ,
began what has ...

Author: American Fisheries Society

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWH4YE

Category: Fish culture

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Categories: Fish culture

Pearls from the American Female Poets

Pearls from the American Female Poets

But plain the words which from the preacher came , A preacher young , and all
unknown to fame ; While youth and age a listening ear inclined , To learn the way
the pearl of price to find . The solemn hymn , to ancient music set , In many a ...

Author: Caroline May

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783846058596

Category: Fiction

Page: 580

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.
Categories: Fiction

The American Catholic Quarterly Review

The American Catholic Quarterly Review

This beautiful “ mother of pearl , " and we have seen that the pearl itself is made
of exactly the same material , is extensively used in the manufacture of buttons ,
and handles for such small instruments as pen - knives ; it is however especially
 ...

Author: James Andrew Corcoran

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510007543002

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Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members

Summarized Proceedings     and a Directory of Members

E. Ash took forty - five pearls from a single oyster in Providence Bay . The reason
so few American conchologists have paid attention to the American pearls is that
it is really the old distorted and diseased shells that contain them , and for ...

Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0002818029

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

The American Journal of Science

The American Journal of Science

American pearls , ix , 83 . obituary of , xxx , 248 , meteoric iron from New Mexico ,
Ketiues , ii , 319 . xxx , 235 . Keweenaw rocks , see GEOLOGY . antimony , New
Brunswick , xxx , 275 . Kimball , J. P. , specular iron ores of Kunze , O.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101081973362

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

On the Zoological Position of Texas

On the Zoological Position of Texas

Parasol - handles . Furnished by Harvey & Ford , Philadelphia , Pa . Pearl -
oysters ( Aviculidæ ) , with pearls and nacre . 13507 . American pearl - oyster ( M
. fimbriata ) . Panama . Colonel Jewett . 3624 . Ditto . Illustrating formation of
pearls .

Author: Edward Drinker Cope

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105046412602

Category: Zoogeography

Page: 51

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Categories: Zoogeography

The Book of the Pearl

The Book of the Pearl

DIVMonumental, profusely illustrated volume by two authorities covers origin, history, structure, form; pearl fisheries worldwide; pearl-culture, pearl-farming; mystical, medicinal properties; famous collections; more.

Author: George Frederick Kunz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486142746

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 672

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DIVMonumental, profusely illustrated volume by two authorities covers origin, history, structure, form; pearl fisheries worldwide; pearl-culture, pearl-farming; mystical, medicinal properties; famous collections; more. Over 180 black-and-white illus. /div
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Pearl Oyster Information Bulletin

Pearl Oyster Information Bulletin

Pearling family in North America—Foragers, farmers, wholesale jewellers South
Sea perils: pearls to dye for 2 Richard (Bo). Journal of ... North American
freshwater mussels, Part I. The quick and the dead, American Conchologist 22(2
): 4–7.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009227679

Category: Oyster culture

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Categories: Oyster culture

In Search of Minerals

In Search of Minerals

The same author mentions a pearl of fiftyfive carats which he had in his
possession , the shape of which was that of a pear , and the water very clear .
This was from the island of Marguerita , near Cubagua , in Colombia . The
American pearls ...

Author: David Thomas Ansted

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6L2J

Category: Gems

Page: 282

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Categories: Gems

The American Short horn Herd Book

The American Short horn Herd Book

American Short-horn Breeders' Association ... 565 Oxford Belle 4th by 12th Duke
of Kirklev Pearl by Jim Blaine . ... 310 Oxford Belle 11th by Baron of Woodburn 2d
529 Pearl 5th by 3d Fennel Duke of Saline , 290 Oxford Belle 12th by Baron of ...

Author: American Short-horn Breeders' Association

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000066649038

Category: Cattle

Page:

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Categories: Cattle

American Short horn Herd Book Containing Pedigrees of Short horn Cattle

American Short horn Herd Book  Containing Pedigrees of Short horn Cattle

American Short-horn Breeders' Association. No. NAME OF ANIMAL No. NAME
OF ANIMAL 1019372 ( c ) Pearl 2d by Lancaster's Victor . 1014211 ( c ) Pearl 2d
by Sycamore Marshal . 1012970 ( c ) Pearl 2d by Village Lad . 999586 ( c ) Pearl
 ...

Author: American Short-horn Breeders' Association

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000066649748

Category: Cattle

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Categories: Cattle

The American Shorthorn Herd Book

The American Shorthorn Herd Book

Pearl of Sonora ( vol . 20 ) by Dexter 7806 - Attraction 4th by Gen . Burnside 4816
- Attraction 3d by Brokingham 2d 297 , & c . , as in dam , above . 1880 . Feb . 6 , r .
& W . C . C . , Forest Rosemary ( vol . 20 ) by Prince Edward of Sonora 40385 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924066239116

Category: Cattle

Page:

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Categories: Cattle

Gems Gemology

Gems   Gemology

American freshwater pearls have a history thousands of years old and played a
particularly prominent role in the jewelry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries .
Today , though a fraction of its original size , the American freshwater pearl ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000939839

Category: Gems

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The Commercial Products of the Sea Or Marine Contributions to Food Industry and Art

The Commercial Products of the Sea  Or  Marine Contributions to Food  Industry and Art

The pearl belonging to the Shah of Persia , seen by Tavernius in 1633 , was
valued at 32,000 tomans , equal at that time to double the number of pounds ...
lady in Madrid , in the year 1605 , wore an American pearl which cost 31,000
ducats .

Author: Peter Lund Simmonds

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032123775

Category: Commercial products

Page: 484

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Categories: Commercial products

Latin American Year Book for Investors and Merchants for

Latin American Year Book for Investors and Merchants for

Pearl fishing is one of the most important and picturesque . occupations in Lower
California . Extensive beds of pearl - bear . ing oysters exist near La Paz , from
where the majority of the pearls are exported . One American pearl - fishing ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065259395

Category: Latin America

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Categories: Latin America

The American Short horn Herd Book

The American Short horn Herd Book

PEARL DUCHESS FOURTH -- Red , calved Oct. 31 , 1879 , bred by Chenault
Todd , got by Red Lad 24560 , out of Pearl Duchess 3d ( vol . 26 , p . 1201 ) by
Red Lad 24560 Pearl Duchess 2d by Airdrie 13319 , & c . , as in Pearl Duchess
6th ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293027996622

Category: Cattle

Page:

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American Baroque

American Baroque

These stories, taken together, uncover early modern conceptions of wealth, from the hardscrabble shores of Caribbean islands to the lavish rooms of Mediterranean palaces.

Author: Molly A. Warsh

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469638980

Category: History

Page: 304

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Pearls have enthralled global consumers since antiquity, and the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella explicitly charged Columbus with finding pearls, as well as gold and silver, when he sailed westward in 1492. American Baroque charts Spain's exploitation of Caribbean pearl fisheries to trace the genesis of its maritime empire. In the 1500s, licit and illicit trade in the jewel gave rise to global networks, connecting the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean to the pearl-producing regions of the Chesapeake and northern Europe. Pearls—a unique source of wealth because of their renewable, fungible, and portable nature—defied easy categorization. Their value was highly subjective and determined more by the individuals, free and enslaved, who produced, carried, traded, wore, and painted them than by imperial decrees and tax-related assessments. The irregular baroque pearl, often transformed by the imagination of a skilled artisan into a fantastical jewel, embodied this subjective appeal. Warsh blends environmental, social, and cultural history to construct microhistories of peoples' wide-ranging engagement with this deceptively simple jewel. Pearls facilitated imperial fantasy and personal ambition, adorned the wardrobes of monarchs and financed their wars, and played a crucial part in the survival strategies of diverse people of humble means. These stories, taken together, uncover early modern conceptions of wealth, from the hardscrabble shores of Caribbean islands to the lavish rooms of Mediterranean palaces.
Categories: History