KUNZ, George Frederick. Natal Stones. Sentiments and superstitions associated with precious stones. New York: Tiffany & Co. [n.d., 1909].
Small 8vo. Original quarter brown morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers; pp. 35; a little rubbing to corners of binding, otherwise very good.
Twenty-third edition. This charming little book was produced for Tiffany while Kunz was working there and intended as a gift item. Each edition was printed in a small quantity which was then finely bound. As one would expect, there is a fair amount of promotion of Tiffany's in the text, but it is also a very useful directory of stones and their assocations, and the section on acrostics formed with stones, based on 18th century English and French practices, is fascinating.