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Pebble Polishing: A Guide to Collecting, Tumble Polishing and Making Baroque Jewellery - Edward Fletcher

Blandford Press, 1972, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; From the cover: “PEBBLE POLISHING as its sub-title suggests is addressed to the growing number of people who find fascination and pleasure in pebbles and gems and rocks. While the author addresses himself mainly to the reader in the British Isles, much of the information in the book and the illustrations and instructional diagrams are applicable throughout the world. The text lists some of the best locations in the British Isles for finding amethysts, cornelians, jaspers, serpentines and many other semi-precious pebbles which can be found around the coastline.

The book explains how you can polish your finds with the aid of an inexpensive tumbling machine which transforms humble pebbles into exotic gems; and it provides step-by-step instructions for making beautiful jewellery, cufflinks, etc. , from your finds. Eight pages of magnificent photographs in full colour and many black and white photographs supplement the informative text.

During the past ten years the author, Edward Fletcher, has hunted pearls in the Cornish rivers, panned for gold in Scotland, and searched (in vain) for King John’s Treasure. In this latest book he invites the reader to join him in a veritable ‘treasure hunt’ which can become an all the year round hobby combining out-door fun with indoor pleasure.”

Illustrated by Michael Allman, Joe Rothstein (Photos.) & John Wood (Drawings). Size: 8¾" x 6". Pictorial boards. 104 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.