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Collector's Guide to Victoriana
     

Collector's Guide to Victoriana

by O. Henry Mace
 

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The works in this series will introduce new collectors to the hobby, offer sound advice on buying, selling, and maintaining a collection, give background information, references, clubs and museums and explain how to distinguish true value from reproductions and fakes.

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The works in this series will introduce new collectors to the hobby, offer sound advice on buying, selling, and maintaining a collection, give background information, references, clubs and museums and explain how to distinguish true value from reproductions and fakes.

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The term ``Victoriana'' means many things to many people, and has been used on occasion to denote objects that resemble anything made during the Victorian era. Here the author wisely limits his coverage to objects actually produced during the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901. Room by room, this entertaining guide takes the reader through a typical middle-class Victorian home, discussing activities that took place in each room and describing objects normally found there. Individual entries include, whenever possible, a description of the object's uses, variety, and value as a collectible; a photograph; a list of price ranges; and a selected reading list. While one might quibble over a few points (e.g., the author refers to crocheting as ``a form of knitting''), this guide is both thorough and readable and the accompanying bibliography is up to date. Highly recommended where interest warrants. (Index not seen.)-- Janice Zlendich, California State Univ. Lib., Fullerton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870695766
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Series:
Wallace-Homestead Collector's Guide Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.57(d)

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