Philadelphia: J B Lippincott Company, 1944.
Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #9488
Spot on fore-edge, light rub, otherwise ilght wear. Solid hardcover. Lacks slipcase. ; Limited Edition, #236 of 550 numbered copies. Quarter leather binding with gilt spine lettering and cloth boards. Contents: The collection as a means to physical security --The collection as a means to distinction --The collection as a means to immortality --The collection as a means to knowledge and esthetic satisfaction --How the collection is born --The old men : collectors in the ancient world --A Roman holiday --Dark Age in the West --Light from the East --The Italian renaissance : rebirth of Western collecting --French collectors take up the torch --England contributes the scientific ideal --American growth --How to tell a collector from other people --What makes a collection? --Determining values in the collection --The chase and the luck --Buyer, beware! --The dark borderlands of collecting --Some amenities --The threshold of tomorrow. ; xix, 570 pages.