It Could Have Been Yours: The Enlightened Person's Guide to the Year's Most Desirable Things

It Could Have Been Yours: The Enlightened Person's Guide to the Year's Most Desirable Things

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By (author) Jolyon Fenwick, By (author) Marcus Husselby

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  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 180mm x 18mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 17 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846684900
  • ISBN 13: 9781846684906
  • Illustrations note: 4 colour
  • Sales rank: 47,899

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From Silvio Berlusconi's bed to Casanova's memoirs (the most expensive manuscript in history), via the Statue of Liberty's nose and an X-ray of Marilyn Monroe's chest, here is a remarkable record of some of the quirkiest, most unexpected and sometimes bizarre possessions that have changed hands in the last year - some costing millions, some only pennies (or even nothing at all). Ranging from rare historical artefacts (such as Marie-Antoinette's pearls) to the weirdly iconic (Elvis's medicine cabinet, anyone?), by turns ingenious, intriguing and witty, this is a brilliant and teasing insight into the culture of our time, packed with extraordinary things to amuse, inspire or amaze.

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Jolyon Fenwick and Marcus Husselby are the founders of 20ltd.com, a curator and e-tailer of contemporary design.