One person's trash is another's treasure!
In his newly revised classic, All the Best Rubbish, Ivor Noel
Hume traces the fascinating history of collecting from its recorded
beginnings and describes the remarkable detective work that goes
into establishing the probable facts about uncovered and often
underappreciated treasures. Now expanded with hints, tips, and
helpful information about antique-hunting online, All the Best
Rubbish is the ideal book for the antiquarian or amateur, the
historian or professional collector--for anyone who knows that
there's no such thing as "just junk."
Noel Hume, former head of the Department of Archaeology for
Colonial Williamsburg, has pursued bottles, pottery, clocks, and
coins through junk shops, street markets, attics, and cellars on
two continents. He's unearthed the most fascinating--and
valuable--rubbish from the most unlikely places: the shores of the
Thames in London; the lagoons of the Caribbean; the bottom of
Martha Washington's well. Hume knows everything that's worth
knowing about collecting--why we do it, what we can find, where we
can find it, and what we can learn from it.
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Ivor Noel Hume
||236 x 180 x 23mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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