Hardcover, 277 pages
Published by Stuart and Donna Wilensky
Dimensions 8.8 x 11.4 (inches)
THE FIRST FOUR Wilensky Fine Minerals Volumes!by Stuart Wilensky
This 4-volume hardcover set of spectacular mineral photography totals 277 pages and over 450 color photographs of some of the finest mineral specimens on the planet. Buy the complete set and save $30.
Stuart Wilensky, one of the most prominent American dealers in ultrafine specimens, began publishing a series of beautiful hardcover picture books in 2005. These books, intended for private distribution, depict specimens which he has sold in the past, so none of the pictured items are currently for sale (by him, at least). A dealerís long-time reputation is based, to a large extent, on the specimens that have passed through his hands over the years, and Stuart decided that he wanted to preserve some record of that. Fortunately he is an excellent photographer, and had recorded many of the specimens on film before selling them, so when the time came he was all set to self-publish the books.
These works are an aesthetic experience in the enjoyment of beautiful minerals that have by now disappeared into private collections around the world.