From Wunderkammer to Museum.

[London], Quaritch, 2012.

8vo (250 x 190 mm), pp. 112, with black and white illustrations; grey cloth; illustrated dust-jacket.

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A revised and illustrated edition of our 1984 catalogue of early books on cabinets of curiosities and collecting, written by Paul Grinke, who has added a new preface and a selective bibliography of books on the subject published since 1970.

In memoriam Diana Parikian.

ISBN: 0-9550852-0-9.

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