Pearls

Pearls

A book with the luster and allure of its subject, "Pearls" blends history, science, and the jeweler's art to celebrate these natural treasures.

Author: Neil H. Landman

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810944952

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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A book with the luster and allure of its subject, "Pearls" blends history, science, and the jeweler's art to celebrate these natural treasures. Published to accompany an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. 225 illustrations.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

A Natural History General and Particular

A Natural History  General and Particular

Containing the History and Theory of the Earth, a General History of Man, the
Brute Creation, Vegetables, Minerals, &c, &c Georges Louis Leclerc comte de
Buffon. those oysters in which pearls are found are always ill- | support the ...

Author: Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022901250

Category: Natural history

Page: 682

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Annals and Magazine of Natural History

Annals and Magazine of Natural History

The Pernæ appear to have commonly produced pearls in prodigious numbers .
These are often met with detached , sometimes as large as peas : they mostly
have a yellowish colour . The casts of shells are often marked in the lower part
with ...

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ISBN: BML:37001103306812

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Annals Magazine of Natural History

Annals   Magazine of Natural History

It is excessively thin , and though quite invisible , if present , in the earliest
chambers , is well marked in the later portion of the ... floating specks , just as in a
pearl , or at least as in an artificial pearl whose lustre is similar to that of a natural
one .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101079668925

Category: Botany

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Categories: Botany

The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

According to another view , pearls were the eggs of the mollusks ; and Dr. Möbius
quotes from Valentini a statement that , in the year 1700 , " a Swedish major and
a Livonian nobleman saw a shell - fish creep out of a pearl which a fisherman ...

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ISBN: GENT:900000219316

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A Natural History of the Animal Kingdom

A Natural History of the Animal Kingdom

The free edge of the mantle in the Pectens is furnished with numerous bright
ocelli , The tribe of Aviculacea is rendered important by its including the Pearl
Oyster amongst its members . The foot in this tribe is small , and produces a
byssus , by ...

Author: William Sweetland Dallas

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10307019

Category: Zoology

Page: 817

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Categories: Zoology

The annals and magazine of natural history zoology botany and geology

The annals and magazine of natural history  zoology  botany and geology

According to another view , pearls were the eggs of the mollusks ; and Dr. Möbius
quotes from Valentini a statement that , in the year 1700 , " a Swedish major and
a Livonian nobleman saw a shell - fish creep out of a pearl which a fisherman ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10074664

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Scripture natural history by M F Maude

Scripture natural history  by M F  Maude

The scientific name for this incrustation is blatta Byzantina . It is found in the
Indian Ocean , and is highly prized by the Arabians , Persians , and Indians .
PEARL . Whether the pearl is mentioned at all in the Old Testament is very
doubtful .

Author: Mary Fawler Maude

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ISBN: OXFORD:600094787

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Scripture Natural History being an account of the animals plants and minerals mentioned in Holy Scripture etc By Mary Fawley Maude

Scripture Natural History  being an account of the animals  plants  and minerals mentioned in Holy Scripture  etc   By Mary Fawley Maude

The scientific name for this incrustation is blatta Byzantina . It is found in the
Indian Ocean , and is highly prized by the Arabians , Persians , and Indians .
PEARL . — Whether the pearl is mentioned at all in the Old Testament is very
doubtful .

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ISBN: BL:A0017135067

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Page: 432

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The Treasury of Natural History Or A Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature

The Treasury of Natural History  Or  A Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature

In which they swallow , they conceive and breed further examining into the
structure of the pearl . These mussels , ' he continues , pearls , he ascertained
that all split pearls are so exceedingly quick of touch and upon which he could
lay his ...

Author: Samuel Maunder

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019953430

Category: Animals

Page: 812

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Categories: Animals

The Treasury of Natural History Or A Popular Dictionary of Zoology

The Treasury of Natural History  Or  A Popular Dictionary of Zoology

In which they swallow , they conceive and breed further examining into the
structure of the pearl . These mussels , ' he continues , pearls , he ascertained
that all split pearls are so exceedingly quick of touch and upon which he could
lay his ...

Author: Samuel Maunder

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433011485129

Category: Zoology

Page: 798

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A Natural History of Birds Fishes Reptiles and Insects

A Natural History of Birds  Fishes  Reptiles  and Insects

From this is taken the substance called mother - of - pearl , of which so many
beautiful trinkets are made . This is nothing more than the internal coats of the
shell , which resemble the pearl in colour and consistence . There are many pearl
 ...

Author: John Bigland

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWF5GG

Category: Animals

Page: 190

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The Natural History of the Bible or a description of all the beasts trees metals precious stones etc mentioned in the sacred Scriptures Collected from the best authorities and alphabetically arranged

The Natural History of the Bible  or  a description of all the beasts      trees      metals  precious stones  etc  mentioned in the sacred Scriptures  Collected from the best authorities  and alphabetically arranged

The English translation of body ; usually roundish , found in a the Scriptures ,
erroneous and inac16 Dis . de Ophir , et Tars . sec . i . ... 7 , translated “ ruto be
brought among other rarities bies , " undoubtedly signifies pearls . of natural
history by ...

Author: Thaddeus Mason HARRIS

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ISBN: BL:A0022400731

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Page: 12

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The Natural History of Precious Stones and of the Precious Metals

The Natural History of Precious Stones and of the Precious Metals

The Persians make twelve classes of the Pearl according to its shape , as round ,
egg - shaped , lenticular , grape ... In his triumphal procession were carried thirty -
three crowns made out of Pearls , a temple of the Muses supporting a sun ...

Author: Charles William King

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C047777640

Category: Gems

Page: 364

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Categories: Gems

Curiosities of Natural History

Curiosities of Natural History

Jemmy gets his living by collecting pearls from the mussels which abound at and
about the town of Oughterard . He is like the “ medicine man " aniong the Red
Indians , very mysterious in his movements when he goes out to look for pearls ...

Author: Francis Trevelyan Buckland

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWHHEQ

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The Natural History of Commerce

The Natural History of Commerce

most valuable pearl fisheries are those on the western coast of Ceylon ; at the
Bahrein Islands in the Gulf of Persia ; at Tuticoreen, on the coast of Coromandel;
off St. Margarita, or Pearl Islands, in the West Indies ; in some places on the coast
 ...

Author: John Yeats

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ISBN: OXFORD:591077959

Category: Commerce

Page: 436

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The Natural History of Pliny

The Natural History of Pliny

shoes ; 42 it is not enough to wear pearls , but they must tread upon them , and
walk with them under foot as well . Pearls used formerly to be found in our sea ,
but more frequently about the Thracian Bosporus ; 43 they were of a red colour ...

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ISBN: ONB:+Z254220506

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The natural history ancient and modern of precious stones and gems and of precious metals

The natural history  ancient and modern  of precious stones and gems  and of precious metals

6 ) , that first turned the taste of the Romans towards Pearls and precious stones .
In his triumphal procession were carried thirty - three crowns made out of Pearls ,
a temple of the Muses supporting a sun - dial , and a portrait ( bust ) of the ...

Author: Charles William King

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ISBN: OXFORD:590562968

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Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History

Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History

ating bands of crystalline fibres , inclined at different angles in contiguous bands .
In the outer layers , the crystalline structure becomes strongly marked with
rhombohedral cleavage . Probably the great hardness of this pearl depends
upon the ...

Author: Boston Society of Natural History

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10533459

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The Illustrated Natural History

The Illustrated Natural History

THE PEARL OYSTER . 423 seen by means of a moderately powerful simple lens
, merely by holding up a scallop or other shell before the window , so as to allow
the light to pass through it . The lowest figure in the illustration represents the ...

Author: John George Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWGBXR

Category: Natural history

Page: 810

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Categories: Natural history