The Taste of Angels, A History of Art Collecting from Rameses to Napoleon. [inscribed by Jamie Hamilton to Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier at Notley].

By: Taylor, Francis Henry.

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Very Good condition


661pp.; 8vo; green cloth, without dust jacket; spine lettered in gilt; illustrated endpapers. Creatively inscribed around the half-title to, "Vivien and Larry, who already have 'The Taste of Angels', with love from Jamie Hamilton, Notley Sept. 1949." Jamie Hamilton, aka Hamish Hamilton, founder of the eponymous publishing firm. Moderate wear and soil at extremities.

"Notley Abbey was the Oliviers' country house, near Thame in Oxfordshire, from 1944-1960. the were enchanted by the romantic history of the majestic stone abbey, entertained their friends, and threw lavish weekend parties; Olivier described this as his 'baronial period'. The considerable cost of restoring, decorating, and maintaining the buildings and gardens, together with Vivien Leigh's taste for expensive art and frequent re-decoration, made Notley a substantial drain on their resources." (from a citation laid in)

Title: The Taste of Angels, A History of Art Collecting from Rameses to Napoleon. [inscribed by Jamie Hamilton to Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier at Notley].

Author Name: Taylor, Francis Henry.

Categories: Art,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1948

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good condition

Seller ID: 9944

Keywords: Art History Performing Arts Film