Stock Image

The English as Collectors A Documentary Chrestomathy

Herrmann, Frank

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0701113367 / ISBN 13: 9780701113360
Published by Chatto & Windus, 1972
From Joel Rudikoff Art Books (White Plains, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 17, 1997 Seller Rating 2-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 27.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

4to, cloth. xv+461 pp, 96 b/w illustrations, bibliography, index. A study comprised primarily of contemporary accounts of collectors and collections from about the middle of the Eighteenth Century. Authors include Horace Walpole, Anna Jameson, Gustav Waagen and Geroge Redford. A sound copy, unmarked except for an owner name on the front flyleaf, ink from which has bled onto the endpaper; page rippling; in a ragged dj. Bookseller Inventory # 25631

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The English as Collectors A Documentary ...

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First

About this title


This interesting and compelling work offers its readers a unique insight into the private lives of the great collectors whose acquisitions became the nucleus of the foremost museums of Great Britian. "The English as Collectors" is beautifully illustrated and written. Herrmann goes behind the scenes to capture the drive, enthusiasm, and eccentricities of these enlightened patrons of the arts. Through ninety-six rare illustrations, more than seventy-five unique personalities are profiled. Herrmann is a publisher, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and the author of "Sotheby's: Portrait of an Auction House" and "The Norton-Simon Museum."

This very readable book is for the collector in all of us. Co-published with John Murray, Publishers, London.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We are located in White Plains, NY, about 45 minutes north of New York City, and convenient to major highways. Metro North trains from Grand Central Station run several times an hour. Although visitors are welcome, we are not an open shop so please call for an appointment and directions. Threre are also one or two open shops and several private dealers in neighboring towns.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

The most convenient form of payment is through ABE or, if you prefer, through PayPal. I also
accept domestic checks, US postal money orders and Western Union payments. I recommend
Western Union for overseas customers who do not wish to use PayPal. I will invoice libraries and
other institutions upon request. Please note that I DO NOT accept direct payment by credit card
or by bank-to-bank wire transfer owing to the significant fees which always seem to be
deducted from the amount received.

Shipping Terms:

Domestic shipping charges reflect the ever-changing USPS shipping rates. The charges for standard domestic shipments are based on books and catalogs sent by Media Mail. There will be no extra-item surcharge as long as the total weight of the shipment does not exceed 4 pounds. The Priority rate assumes that the order will fit in a flat-rate USPS box. There will be no extra-item surcharge as long as a second package is not required. Conversely, if the package is much lighter (as is normally the case for exhibition catalogs) the actual charge for both Media and Priority Mail will be reduced. (I do not operate my "shipping department" as a profit center.) For international shipments (including Canada and Mexico) the matter is more complicated. The USPS discontinued all classes of surface mail for overseas shipments many years ago and the only options are priority or regular air mail. My rates reflect the following conditions: If a book or catalog will fit securely in a regular envelope the cost will be $18.50 or less. For items which need to be boxed owing to their dimension, weight or fragility the rate will be $25.00 for an item which weighs 2 pounds. Based on the actual weight the cost may be lower or higher, with a maximum (in most cases) of $65.00 for as many items as will safely fit into a standard flat-rate box irrespective of weight. As with domestic mail there will be no extra-item surcharge so long as the order will fit in a single envelope or box. However, I strongly advise overseas customers to query me for the actual cost of shipment before placing an order; please do not assume that it can be sent at the $18.50 rate, or else don't be surprised if I request additional postage. I will gladly quote rates for private carriers such as UPS or FedEx, as well as for Express Mail service from the US Postal Service.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal