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House of Hope, The, ALEXANDER, Kate

Author Name    ALEXANDER, Kate

Title   House of Hope, The

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper

Edition   First US Edition

Size   344 pages

Publisher   NY St Martin's Press 1994

ISBN Number    0312109970 / 9780312109974

Seller ID   7240

Spine ends and top corners bumped, ink initial on front free endpaper; no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. Short closed tear at bottom rear flap edge.; 'In 1861, Vittorio Speranza set sail from Italy for England with his inheritance: an ancient marble statue of Hermes, a fifteenth-century depiction of the Nativity by the Italian master Monaccio, and a gold cup attributed to Benvenuto Cellini. He also carried with him a very valuable talent-Vittorio Speranza had an almost uncanny ability to discern the priceless from the mundane, the true work of fine art from the worthless fake.' Established by Vittorio's exceptional taste in antiquities-and by his marriage to a beautiful English woman, The House of Hope auction-house dynasty spans a stark depression and two world wars.; Image is actual copy on offer.

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