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World Mirrors, 1650-1900

CHILD, Graham

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ISBN 10: 0856673552 / ISBN 13: 9780856673559
Published by Sotheby's, New York, 1990
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Over 800 photographic illustrations with several full page plates in color. 4to, blue boards, d.w. (spine evenly faded). New York: Sotheby's Publications, 1990. First edition. A fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Scarce book. Bookseller Inventory # 272116

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Title: World Mirrors, 1650-1900

Publisher: Sotheby's, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: hardcover

Edition: First.

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This is the most comprehensive book on mirrors. The first two chapters concern mirror glass and techniques and are illustrated with 22 figures. The remaining chapters discuss and illustrate mirrors from England, France, Germany and Northern Europe, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal, and the United States, as well as Chinese mirror and reveres glass painting. In all, 846 mirrors are described and illustrated. The final sections are Symbols and Emblems, Glossary, Bibliography, and List of Names.

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