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The National Gem Collection

by National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

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Published by National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Harry N. Abrams in [Washington, D.C.], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Washington (D.C.)
    • Subjects:
    • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) -- Catalogs.,
    • Precious stones.,
    • Minerals.,
    • Precious stones -- Washington (D.C.) -- Catalogs.,
    • Minerals -- Washington (D.C.) -- Catalogs.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementJeffrey E. Post ; with photographs by Chip Clark.
      ContributionsPost, Jeffrey Edward., Clark, Chip.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE392 .N38 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination144 p. :
      Number of Pages144
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL662157M
      ISBN 100810936909
      LC Control Number97007633

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