Collecting: An Unruly Passion : : Psychological Perspectives / / Werner Muensterberger.

From rare books, valuable sculpture and paintings, the relics of saints, and porcelain and other precious items, through stamps, textiles, military ribbons, and shells, to baseball cards, teddy bears, and mugs, an amazing variety of objects have engaged and even obsessed collectors through the ages....

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Princeton Legacy Lib. eBook Package 1980-1999
Place / Publishing House:Princeton, NJ : : Princeton University Press, , [2014]
Year of Publication:2014
Edition:Course Book
Series:Princeton Legacy Library ; 268
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Physical Description:1 online resource (320 p.) :; 12 pages of illus.
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Part One: Preludes To Collecting
  • Chapter 1. Passion, Or The Wellsprings Of Collecting
  • Chapter 2. First Possessions
  • Chapter 3. Of Toys And Treasures
  • Part Two: Magic Objects
  • Chapter 4. Skulls And Bones
  • Chapter 5. The Headhunter's Bequest
  • Part Three: Three Psychobiographies
  • Chapter 6. "One Copy Of Every Book!"
  • Chapter 7. Two Collectors: Balzac And His Cousin Pons
  • Chapter 8. Ventures Of Passion: The Vicissitudes Of Martin G.
  • Part Four: Excursions Into History
  • Chapter 9. Renaissance And Reconnaissance
  • Chapter 10. The Age Of Curiosity
  • Chapter 11. In Praise Of Plenty: Collecting During Holland's Golden Age
  • Part Five: In Search Of Pleasure
  • Chapter 12. Ways And Means
  • Chapter 13. The Promise Of Pleasure
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index