This book is a brand "NEW" direct from LOVE IS IN THE EARTH publishing, still in the plastic protective wrapper, never opened. These books are now sought after collector items. LOVE IS IN THE EARTH: The Crystal & Mineral Encyclopedia--The LIITE Fantastic, The Last Testament Hardcover ! January 1, 2008 by Melody (Author), Julianne Guilbault (Illustrator) Internationally acclaimed, this Best-Selling Metaphysical Mineralogical Encyclopedia describes over 1400 minerals and crystals illustrated with over 1400 color photographs. This final text in the Love Is in the Earth series and THE Last Testament has been prepared with love JUST FOR YOU by Melody. This encyclopedia is meant to take the reader on an intimate journey into the subtle realms of crystal energy, assisting one in developing a loving affinity with crystals. The minerals in the photographs have not been enhanced, reflecting them as they are naturally. Many of these minerals have been reported previously in the Love is in the Earth series; within this encyclopedia, all of the new and/or updated information for the old minerals, and all of the new information for the new minerals is reported. This is 12" L X 9" W X 2.5 D in size and on high-quality paper. It is a 2008 publication and weigh almost 10 lbs , and it is 965 pages, with a few extra blank pages for notes. Melody says it is the Last Testament and Grand Finale in the "Love is in the Earth series. A culmination of 25 years of work, this book covers over 1400 minerals/crystals/rocks, with over 1400 photographs. For fans of Melody's work, this book is terrific. It is a stone archive and a must have for your library.