Hoskin, John THE SIAMESE RUBY
Bangkok, Thailand: World Jewels Trade Centre Ltd., (1987). 9748743896 / 9789748743899 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket. Small, square quarto. 119 pages; numerous brilliant color photographs by Lindie Lapin.
Written to commemorate the 60th birthday of the King of Thailand (formerly named Siam), this beautifully produced book is the first detailed work on all aspects of the Siamese ruby including its history, lore, nature, modern sources and commerce.