Gem Cutting A Lapidary's Manual 2nd Ed 1962 HB by John Sinkankas Pub. D.Van Nostrand Company, Inc. Cutting gems by amateurs is not new; before1800 complete instructions, and sometimes equipment, were obtainable by anyone who cared to get them. For the first time in print the first edition had a large list of minerals which may be used by the amateur, along with the essential details on their treatment. This second edition enlarges the information as well as updates the techniques used. It also has eliminated lists of clubs, dealers and manufacturers that quickly becomes outdated anyway. HB no DJ and has 297 large pages.DJ: None, Covers: Very Good+/tiny tiny spots-dings, Pages: Like New. A very nice copy without a DJ!