Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2007. First printing. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 288, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. Publisher's press release for the book laid in. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #20613
This is a comprehensive identification guide that fills the gap between scholarly works on ancient marbles and the modern stone trade. High quality images coupled with meticulously researched and authoritative text provide reliable identification of more than 300 types of decorative stone. Descriptions feature stones both ancient and modern, from the most commonly encountered to the exquisitely rare. An invaluable guide for everyone with an interest in the identification and use of decorative stone, with wide practical application for artists, architects, antique restorers, archaeologists, museums, academic departments, and the stone trade.