Cabochon gems today by Leonard H. Sweetman

Cover of: Cabochon gems today | Leonard H. Sweetman

Published in [Coatesville? Pa .

Written in English

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  • Gem cutting.

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Statement[by] Leonard H. Sweetman.
LC ClassificationsTS752.5 .S96
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Pagination68 p.
Number of Pages68
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Open LibraryOL5702417M
LC Control Number70133939

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