Edited by Douglas Cooper, Introduction by Kenneth Clark, Great Private Collections, Macmillan, copyright 1963.
Antiquities, furnishings and art collections of 26 collectors around the western world, from Italian armour to fine book bindings. The 5-7 ephemeral items laid in give clues to the disposition of some collections after publication, 1967-1976. Articles include a pre-auction article on the Gershenson Collection, Detroit Free Press, 1972 (by Lilian Jackson Braun); an exhibition of Umberto Boccioni’s art, Detroit Free Press, 1967; an article on Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctions with price of “The Beggars’ Brawl” and other items, World, 1973; two copies (one stapled) of article on collector Lydia Winston Malbin moving her modern art collection from Detroit, Detroit Free Press, 1974; two postcards of Ruth Lines art (with bleedthrough from newspapers); article on the Post mansion with “the greatest private collection of Imperial Russian decorative art,” The Flint Journal, 1976; and an exhibit programme of the Lydia and Harry Winston Collection [Lydia Winston Malbin], The Detroit Institue of Arts, 1972 (markings in red ink).
Off-white cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine, folio (31 cm), 304 pp, bw and color photos throughout.
Good/Fair: corners bumped with foxing near spine, light musty smell, no markings; DJ has multiple creases and tears, large chip on rear edge, unclipped, later price in ink on front flap.