Turquois | Pogue

Turquois | Pogue


Tuquios: Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XII, Part II.

A must-have for any jewelry or turquoise lover! This book contains everything you want to know about turquoise. A history of turquoise, with mineralogy, occurrence, origin and uses. Nicely bound in leather-look embossed light green cover, with titles and decorations in metallic color.


It was a leading book on the subject first written in 1915 by Dr. Joseph E.Pogue. This is a reprint of the book by Robert McCoy (who wrote the Publisher's Note) with the material brought up-to-date in 1972 by Geologist Rex Arrowsmith who wrote the Introduction, updated the Bibliography and the information about the then-operated turquoise mines, and added 16 new color plate with captions. The original 1915 book only had two color photos, so this book is a much more useful book for someone seeking to learn more about the popular semiprecious stone. As of the writing of the 1915 book, the word "turquois" was spelled without an "e." Today, the final "e" is proper. "turquoise."

162 Pages, no dustjacket, with 22 Photographic reference plates at back of book.

  • Author: Joseph E. Pogue

  • Hardcover

  • Publisher: Rio Grande Press; Reprint. edition (January 1, 1975)

  • ASIN: B015O09CAO

  • Measurements: 8 3/4” W × 11 1/4" H

Please note: There is a watermark on the cover from a drinking glass.
In very good vintage condition as shown with slight age to cover. 

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