Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World

Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World

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During the Victorian age, British collectors were among the most active, passionate and eccentric in the world. Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves tells the stories of some of the nineteenth century's most intriguing collectors following their perilous journeys across the globe in the hunt for rare and beautiful objects. From art connoisseur John Charles Robinson, to the aristocratic scholar Charlotte Schreiber, who ransacked Europe for treasure, and from London's fashionable… (more)

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Publisher: Atlantic Books (May 01, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 300 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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