The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

Being A Description of Their Sentiments and Folk Lore, Superstitions, Symbolism, Mysticism, Use in Medicine, Protection, Prevention, Religion, and Divination, Crystal Gazing, Birthstones, Lucky Stones and Talismans, Astral, Zodiacal, and Planetary

Book - 1971
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Dover Pubns
Foremost gemologist presents definitive study of the magical abilities and strange characteristics of precious stones. Wide range of sources Greek, Latin documents, medieval lapidaries, Eddas, Egyptian writings, Oriental gem books, the Bible reveal magic, occult, medicinal and religious uses of dozens of gems. 65 plates, 8 in color.

Definitive study of the magical abilities of precious stones. Wide range of sources Greek, Latin documents, medieval lapidaries, Eddas, Egyptian writings, Oriental books, the Bible. 65 plates, 8 in color.


Baker & Taylor
Excerpts from history and folklore trace the unusual beliefs and uses of gems since ancient times

Publisher: New York : Dover Pub., 1971
ISBN: 9780486222271
0486222276
Characteristics: xiv, 406 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm

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