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The Lure of Amateur Collecting

Dexter, George Blake

Published by Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1923
Condition: Collectible-Very Good Hardcover
From Barry Cassidy Rare Books (Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)

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Gilt decoration front and back cover; spine label. Illustrated dust wrapper; chipping to top edges, slight chipping to bottom edges. Illustrations. From the dust wrapper: "Mr. Dexter, through many years of travel through many countries, has obtained a beautiful and unique collection including articles of furniture, porcelains, jewels, plate and souvenirs from celebrities. Each one was acquired as the result of some interesting encounter or experience, and this book tells the stories of these various art objects. There are stories of chests from Syria and chairs from Italy; tapestries from England; Persian enamels from Thibet; of colonial Sheffield plate and Chinese porcelains." Contents include: How the Collection Started; Louis XIV's Cryptogram; The Cross of St. Anne; Outwitting a Dealer; The Result of Mistaken Identity; The Waiter's Snuffbox; A Royal Kleptomanic; Romance of the Silver Clasp; etc. Bookseller Inventory # 3867

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Title: The Lure of Amateur Collecting

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Cloth Backed Boards

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Our store was founded in 1975 and has been in continuous operations since then. We maintain a quality selection of books, letters and manuscripts, photographs, prints and ephemera. We are open to serious collectors Monday through Saturday and suggest that you call the store before coming in. We do not send pictures or scans.

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We guarantee the accuracy of our descriptions, our secure packaging and our timely mailing. We do not send pictures or scans. Barry Cassidy Rare Books 2005 T Street Sacramento, CA 95811-6823 bcrbooks@ix.netcom.com 916-456-6307 Barry Cassidy, Owner and Operator


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