Magpies, Squirrels And Thieves: How The Victorians Collected The World

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Magpies, Squirrels And Thieves: How The Victorians Collected The World

by Jacqueline Yallop

Atlantic Books | April 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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During the Victorian age, British collectors were among the most active, passionate, and eccentric in the world. This book tells the stories of some of the 19th 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 Pre-Raphaelite circle, to pioneering Orientalists in Beijing, Jacqueline Yallop plunges us into the cut-throat world of the Victorian mania for collecting.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.25 in

Published: April 1, 2012

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1843547511

ISBN - 13: 9781843547518

Found in: History

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Magpies, Squirrels And Thieves: How The Victorians Collected The World

Magpies, Squirrels And Thieves: How The Victorians Collected The World

by Jacqueline Yallop

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.25 in

Published: April 1, 2012

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1843547511

ISBN - 13: 9781843547518

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During the Victorian age, British collectors were among the most active, passionate, and eccentric in the world. This book tells the stories of some of the 19th 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 Pre-Raphaelite circle, to pioneering Orientalists in Beijing, Jacqueline Yallop plunges us into the cut-throat world of the Victorian mania for collecting.

About the Author

Jacqueline Yallop read English at Oxford and did her PhD in 19th century literature at the University of Sheffield. She has been curator of the Ruskin Gallery in Sheffield, and is the author of Kissing Alice and Obedience.