NICOLS, THOMAS. FL.1659. A Lapidary or, The History of Precious Stones: With Cautions for the Undeceiving of all Those That Deal with Precious Stones. Cambridge: Thomas Buck, 1652.

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NICOLS, THOMAS. FL.1659.
A Lapidary or, The History of Precious Stones: With Cautions for the Undeceiving of all Those That Deal with Precious Stones. Cambridge: Thomas Buck, 1652.

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NICOLS, THOMAS. FL.1659.
A Lapidary or, The History of Precious Stones: With Cautions for the Undeceiving of all Those That Deal with Precious Stones. Cambridge: Thomas Buck, 1652.
4to (178 x 130 mm). [10], 239, [1] pp. Folding table. Later half calf over marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. Wanting first blank leaf, dampstain to first few leaves and lighter to several signatures near the end, binding with repairs to spine and to corners.
Provenance: F.B. Lorch (leather bookplate); Henry & Carol Faul (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION of the first book written in English on gemstones.
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