Golden Age Of Hispanic Silver 1400-1665/charles Oman/spain/179 Plates/big 1968
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Golden Age Of Hispanic Silver 1400-1665/charles Oman/spain/179 Plates/big 1968:
THE GOLDEN AGE OF HISPANIC SILVER 1400-1665. BY CHARLES OMAN. VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM. London : Her Majestys Stationery Office, 1968. First Edition. Scarce.
A solid and attractive scarce book. Published nealry 50 years ago, this edition is now long out of print and hard to find.
From the Text: "History of the Collectoin. The Museum was a product of the same wave of internationalism which gave birth to the Great Exhibition of 1851 and since it was founded with the aim of introducing the British public to example fo the art of all peoples at all times, the collection of fine examples of Hispanic silver was envisaged from the first. The earliest purchases were made more than a hundred ears ago and since then there has seldom been a long interval between acquisitions. The collectoin got off witha flying start thanks to J. C. Robinson who was employed as "art referee", a post which involved advising on objects submitted for prucahsed but which also included going out in searchfor them. In 1863 he was thirty-nine years old and had already distinguished himself by brilliant purchases of works of art in Italy..."
Large Quarto - sized hardcover book; xlvii + 71 pages of text + 179 illustrated plates. Good+ condition: no torn or missing pages; no writing or markings in the text; institutional markings, stamps, and raised stamp on title page "Philadelphia Museum of Art". Original hardcover binding, with light wear. A solid and attractive copy of this book.
Please look through my other sale listings- I have listed many scarce and unusual books this week on . Please offer on more than one book, because I will be happy to reduce shipping costs for multiple purchases; media mail postage is $5 for this listing, and $1 for each additional book that you win from me. International offers welcomed, international airmail postage $46; Canadian airmail postage $30.
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