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

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Courier Corporation, 1971 - Science - 406 pages
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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.
 

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I bought this book and another at Argos today in Eastown after breakfast with my mother. We usually go to the farmer's market after breakfast, but with the snow.. Argos is the bookstore that I ... Read full review

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I bought this book and another at Argos today in Eastown after breakfast with my mother. We usually go to the farmer's market after breakfast, but with the snow.. Argos is the bookstore that I ... Read full review

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