Title: Masterpiece Hoving, Thomas
Binding: Jul 01, 1988
Book Condition: Used: Good
text clean, binding tight, edge wear, pages yellowing, creasing on spine, Bookseller Inventory # bb11067
From Library Journal:
Imagine the excitement in the art world when an old British noble is about to auction off the family's famed Velasquez, a portrait of the artist's naked mistress. Private collectors and museums vie to own it, with Washington's National Gallery and New York's Metropolitan emerging as the strongest contenders. That the two principals are vying for the Met's top job and also happen to become lovers are titillating complications. Hoving, former Met director and current editor of Connoisseur ,pulls together politics, crime, and commerce as the greed of profiteers and the lust of collectors ripen into artful scams. On occasion, imagination outstrips technique. The main characters hover at the edge of credibility. The heroine, like Wonder Woman, whips into a new persona. A courtly dwarf uses electronic powers to pry out every secret. The hero is fabulously wealthy, capable, romantic, and also an undercover agent. But these are forgivable flaws in this lavish and exuberant romp through the gilt-edged world of patrons and proteges. Barbara Conaty, Medical Coll. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 15 October 1998
We have $4.00 minimum charge for postage. We ship USPS either book rate or
priority mail. Books are shipped upon receipt of payment. We accept checks,
money orders, and all major credit cards. We will hold all pending orders for 10
days. MA Huffman - Books, 9201 N 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 USA,
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: Books is located in North Phoenix, Arizona. We have over 150,000 different titles in stock. We stock hardback, and paperback books in all genres. We have over 135,000 books not listed online. Feel free to e-mail us with your lists, we'll be happy to check our shelves for you.