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The Proud Possessors

£14.99

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The dust-jacket notes to this book, published in 1959, start:-
"Each year sees more of Europe's masterpieces of art make the Atlantic crossing to a new home in one of the great American collections. For the fortunes of American business have given birth to art collections as staggering in quality and quantity as any of the famous royal or noble collections of the past. Aline Saarinen, who is the art critic of the New York Times, has written a brilliant study of the remarkable men and women - it is surprising how many were women - who have created the great American collections."
The text is illustrated with a 32-page section of contemporary monochrome photographs following page 200.

This copy is in good clean condition except for some small white spots on the light-blue cloth full covers and some small dark marks on the edges of the closed pages. The mainly white paper dust jacket is clean and complete, but shows some rubbing at top and bottom.

Item details

Author(s):
Saarinen, Aline B.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
423
Publisher:
Wiedenfield & Nicolson
Title:
The Proud Possessors

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The dust-jacket notes to this book, published in 1959, start:-
"Each year sees more of Europe's masterpieces of art make the Atlantic crossing to a new home in one of the great American collections. For the fortunes of American business have given birth to art collections as staggering in quality and quantity as any of the famous royal or noble collections of the past. Aline Saarinen, who is the art critic of the New York Times, has written a brilliant study of the remarkable men and women - it is surprising how many were women - who have created the great American collections."
The text is illustrated with a 32-page section of contemporary monochrome photographs following page 200.

This copy is in good clean condition except for some small white spots on the light-blue cloth full covers and some small dark marks on the edges of the closed pages. The mainly white paper dust jacket is clean and complete, but shows some rubbing at top and bottom.

Author(s):
Saarinen, Aline B.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
423
Publisher:
Wiedenfield & Nicolson
Title:
The Proud Possessors

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