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M.L.M.D.S. D.
M.L.M.D.S.D.

D., M.L.M.D.S.

Denombrement, 1667

1. French, 1667 [First edition].
Denombrement, | Facvltes Et Origine | Des | Pierres Presievses. | Fait par M.L.M.D.S.D. | [ornament] | A Paris, | Chez André i Bovtonné, au | Balais, sur le grand Petron de la Ste | Chapelle, joignant la petite Porte de | Monsieur le Premier Preside nt, | ŕ la belle Etoille. | [rule] | M. DC. LXVII.

8°: a8 (-a1) A-D8 E4; 43l.; [14], [1]-71, [1] p. Page size: 140 x 90 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Blanks.; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [10 pgs], Introduction.; [1]-71, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.

Very rare. A general work describing gemstones, containing the typical information, some accurate and some not. Species described are diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, topaz, turquoise, opal, amethyst, etc. See Sinkankas (1994) for a detailed description.

Bibliographical references: BL [987.b.33.]. LKG: XVI 212. Sinkankas, Gemology Bibliography, 1993: no. 1527.

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