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The English as Collectors A Documentary Chrestomathy

Herrmann, Frank

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ISBN 10: 0701113367 / ISBN 13: 9780701113360
Published by Chatto & Windus, 1972
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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

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Title: The English as Collectors A Documentary ...

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First

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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.

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