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Streeter, Edwin W.

PEARLS AND PEARLING LIFE.

George Bell & Sons 1886.
1st Ed. 329pp. + 10pp. publ. adverts. Tinted frontis., 2 plain plates, 7 chromolitho. plates, folding map. Some light browning, new e.ps., recased, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt globe to upper board, corners frayed, joints and spine repaired. Bibliography: p [317]-322. Edwin William Streeter (1834-1923) worked for Harry Emanuel before setting up on his own account in 1867/8 in Conduit Street. He moved in 1873 to Harry Emanuel's old premises in New Bond Street where he described himself as 'Diamond merchant, Goldsmith, Jeweller, Watchmaker'. He took a particular interest in precious stones. Covering the history, giving details of the origin and formation of pearls, pearling in the Sooloo Archipelago, the North-West Australian Fishery, Terrres Straits Fishery, Ceylon Pearl Fisheries, the Persian Gulf Fisheries, the American Pearl Fisheries, River Pearls, Coloured Pearls, Famous Pearls, etc.
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