Very Good. Book is in very good condition with minor wear to cover, tight binding. Text is clean of any markings, writing, or highlighting. Foxing exists on top edge. Dust jacket has a tiny tear on top edge.
Tall 8vo. xviii, 364 pp. 34 colour photos on 16 plates, over 200 black & white text illustrations, numerous tables. Gray boards, silver lettering (minor bumpng to couple corners), w/ d.j. (minor bumping couple corners, 1 small closed tear), VG/VG-copy. First edition of this extraordinary work on the efforts to duplicate nature's finest gems by the author, a pioneer in laser technology with 20 years experience in crystal growth.
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