This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Physical description; ix, 372 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm. Subject; Franks, Augustus Wollaston Sir 1826-1897.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Between 1851 and 1897, the collections of the British Museum expanded into previously neglected areas including prehistory, the Islamic world and British and Medieval antiquities. This growth was due to the energy and obsession of one man; Augustus Wollaston Franks (1826-97). Frands founded a department which is the ancestor of half of today's curatorial departments, spanning the entire world from prehistory to the present. Although an employee, he poured his private fortune into the Museum. Published to mark the centenary of his death, this volume explores the background to his life and career. The contributors survey many diverse areas of 19th century collecting and assess the way in which his work developed a knowledge and appreciation of art, antiquity and ethnography.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description British Museum, London, 1997. 8vo. pp 372. Fine in fine dust wrapper. First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket. Seller Inventory # 60473
Book Description Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press, 1997. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0714117633-2-4