4to. (352 x 250 mm.), Red cloth, photo-illustrated dust jacket; pp. 303, 1, illustrated with 164 high-quality photograph plates of marble samples, b/w photo illustrations within the text; a mint copy.
First edition. Includes detailed chapters on the formation of marble, the history of its extraction and transportation, its use by cabinet- and wood-workers, and contemporary extraction techniques. The main body of the volume divides the marbles into colour groups: reds, yellows, violets, greens, whites, polychromes and blacks. Each sample is accompanied by petrographical details, the location of the quarry and a bibliography.
Stock number: 1045