All the Best Rubbish: Being an Antiquary's Account of the Pleasures and Perils of Studying and Collecting Everyday Objects from the Past

New York: Harper & Row, 1974. Hardcover. Brown cloth, orange ill. DJ. xiv, 320 pp. 129 bw plates. VG/G, book in very good condition, DJ worn and chipped at edges. Item #35454
ISBN: 0060119977

From the DJ: Hume traces the history of collecting from the beginning to England's fabled Tradescant Collection, recounts many diverting incidents, and describes the fascinating detective work involved in establishing probable facts about owners, periods, use, etc.

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