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Published by Bell in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Pearls.

Book details:

The Physical Object
Pagination330 p. illus., pl., map.
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16642786M

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Pearls and Pearling Life. FIRST EDITION, 9 chromolithographed and tinted lithographed plates, one folding lithographed map, illustrations, contemporary tree calf gilt, 8vo, George Bell, £1, Streeter was a very successful London jeweller. An international dealer and something of a buccaneer. The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. The book covers pearls and pearling regions throughout the world, and the author (the founder of the Streeter & Male businesses in Broome) devotes four chapters to Australia. Chapter VIII offers an overview of the north-west Australian pearl shell fishing industry which, although operating. They had access to detailed family records and photographs which enabled them to add colour and life to the narrative. The book provides captivating insights into the history of Australian pearling together with vivid descriptions of pearling life with particular emphasis on Broome – the epicentre of the Australian pearling industry.

  An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. Pearls and pearling life by Streeter, Edwin W. (Edwin William) Publication date Topics Pearls, Pearl fisheries Publisher London, G. Bell & sons Collection Pages:   After a five year search finally acquired a rare 1st edition of Streeter's Pearls and Pearling life, originally published in It was worth the wait, this one is has a gilded full leather binding with marbled boards, altogether a lovely example of the book binder's art. Pearls, People, and Power is the first book to examine the trade, distribution, production, and consumption of pearls and mother-of-pearl in the global Indian Ocean over more than five centuries. While scholars have long recognized the importance of pearling to the social, cultural, and economic practices of both coastal and inland areas, the overwhelming majority have confined themselves to. "Pearl theft was very rare during those days," says a new book on pearling in the Gulf issued by the Zayed Centre for Heritage and History. It is entitled Aspects of the History of Pearling in the.