The Magic of Jewels and Charms. George Frederick KUNZ.
The Magic of Jewels and Charms.
The Magic of Jewels and Charms.

The Magic of Jewels and Charms.

Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1915. First edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. 422pp. Blue cloth with white titles and gilt Zodiac design to the front cover. Color frontispiece with tissue guard. Black & white, and color illustrations.Top edge gilt. A richly illustrated study of the myths and lore that interconnects jewels, gems, stones, superstitions and astrological lore, the religious, magical and talismanic use of various stones, the creation of amulets, healing stones, and unusually, a chapter devoted to meteorites and celestial stones. Chapter headings include: Magic Stones and Electric Gems; On Meteorites or Celestial Stones; Stones of Healing; On the Virtues of Fabulous Stones, Concretions and Fossils; Snake Stones and Bezoars; Angels and Ministers of Grace, On the Religious Use of Various Stones, Amulets: Ancient, Medieval, and Oriental; Amulets of Primitive Peoples and of Modern Times, Facts and Fancies about Precious Stones. Cloth is lightly darkened with a very few light spots, light creasing to spine with dulling to lettering in title, spine ends and corners bruised and a little rubbed, page edges a bit darkened, pages bright and unmarked. Overall a tight, and clean VG+ copy. Item #64303

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