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Diamonds and Diamond Mining, 1893-1925. 10 offprints,1 imprint  

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Diamonds and diamond mining in South Africa, Brazil and the US, One imprint and 10 offprints, 1893-1925

Kunz, George, Gardner Williams, et al

Various places

Various publishers



Several illustrated with photographs and maps, some with original wrappers. 

From the library of Canadian Geologist and mineral collector Walter Frederick Ferrier, with a 1913 invoice to him from a German rare book-dealer. Offprints are taken from the University of Chicago Journal of Geology, American Institute of Mining Engineers Transactions, Geological Magazine, Geological Society of South Africa, Popular Science Monthly and a Smithsonian report. 


  • Diamond Industry of South Africa (London, 1893) 17pp. 7 folding maps of DeBeers and Kimberly Mines 
  • [Orville A. Derby] Brazilian Evidence of the Genesis of the Diamond. (1898) 25pp. “With Compliments of the Author” on front page and with ink corrections in text by the reclusive geological expert in Brazil who later committed suicide 
  • William H.Hobbs. Emigrant Diamonds in America (1899) 7pp.
  • William H. Hobbs. Diamond Fields of the Great Lakes. (1899) 13pp.
  • Gardner Williams. The Genesis of the Diamond (1904) 16pp. 2 copies 
  • F.H.Hatch, G.S.Corstorphine. Description Of The Big Diamond Recently Found In The Premier Mine, Transvaal (1905) 3pp.; 
  • Frederick Hatch, Geo. Corstorphine. Cullinan Diamond. (1905) 2pp.
  • George Kunz, Henry Washington.  Diamonds in Arkansas (1908) 8pp. 
  • F H. Hatch. Diamantiferous Gem-gravel from the West Coast of Africa. (1912) 4pp.
  • Hugh Miser, Clarence Ross. Diamond-Bearing Peridotite in Pike County, Arkansas (1925) 14pp.

Lot Amendments

Imprint with wrappers chipped, tape repaired at spine; offprints good overall.

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