To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold : An Intimate History of Collectors and Collecting

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The cabinets of obsessive Renaissance collectors were filled with rhinoceros horns encrusted with rubies and jaws of gigantic fish, stuffed birds in the most extraordinary colors, and glorious seashells of all descriptions. Today's collectors amass everything from Picassos to Pez dispensers. But why? Inshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 345 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585673773
  • 9781585673773

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"Highly informative and pleasurable... Blom's literary cabinet is full of pungent biographies, as astonishing as the dragons and unicorn horns themselves."show more

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