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Magpies, squirrels & thieves : how the Victorians collected the world

Author: Jacqueline Yallop
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The rivetingly bizarre stories of the passionate and eccentric Victorian collectors who braved war zones, revolutions, thieves and auction rooms to amass the great collections of nineteenth-century  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Yallop
ISBN: 9781843547518 1843547511
OCLC Number: 769546874
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: x, 420 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Magpies, squirrels and thieves
Responsibility: Jacqueline Yallop.

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'A tremendous book, brimming over with strange compelling images and glittering morsels to tempt the magpie reader. This really is a cabinet of curiosities, delights and revelations.' Alexandra Read more...

 
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