Seller: joslinhall (7,759) 100%, Location: Northampton, Massachusetts, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 361827187504 An Interesting Collection Catalog- “Catalogue of Mediaeval & Later Antiquities contained in the Mayer Museum, including the Mather Collection of Miniatures and Medals Relating to the Bonaparte Family” By Charles T. Gatty. Published in Liverpool by Gilbert G. Walmsley in 1883. description continues below the picture- - - - DISCUSSION: An elegant catalog of Medieval manuscripts, early portrait miniatures, iv0ry carvings, jet carvings, enamels, coins, seals and niello, Medieval and "modern" oriental, Venetian, German, Spanish, French and English glass; later enamels; French Revolutionary and First Empire badges and medals; Wedgwood medallions illustrating the French Revolution; and the Mather Collection of miniatures and medals relating to the Bonaparte family. The illustrated plates show the Medieval manuscripts (5 plates), iv0ries (6 plates), enamels (3 plates), miniatures (2 plates), Wedgwood medallions (1 plate), French Revolution-era badges & medals (1 plate), and miniature portraits of the Bonaparte family (2 plates). Joseph Mayer [1803-1886] was one of the preeminent antiquarians of the 19th century, and a major benefactor to the cultural life of his adopted home, Liverpool. A goldsmith and jeweler by trade, collected a vast range of antiquities, illuminated manuscripts, and other objects, and also wrote several books on antiquarian subjects. He was a founder and benefactor to both the Liverpool Museum and the Liverpool Public Library, and most of his collections were eventually donated to the two institutions. Uncommon. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover. 9"x11.5", viii + 108, i, iii pages, plus 16 black & white plates. Original red-brown cloth with paper spine label. CONDITION NOTES: Covers worn and soiled, a bit faded along the extremities and spine; spine label soiled and chipped; a bit frayed at the tips and spine head, pieces missing on the spine under the label and at the base of the spine. Contents with a little soil, small paper label of the Burlington Fine Arts Club. - - - - - - OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Our International shipping charges are based on the weight, when boxed for shipping, of each book -please check the postage chart for the cost of shipping to your country. We offer “combined shipping charges” for orders for more than one book –this often means the shipping cost for the books is less than it would have been if they had been purchased and shipped one at a time, so please ask us for a shipping quote if you are thinking about buying more than one book. Thanks! - QUESTIONS about this item? If you have any questions regarding this item, please let us know and we will respond promptly. 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