The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age, 2013, HC, NF.

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Bennett, Shelley M., and Steven Koblik. San Marino: Huntington Library Press, 2013.
English, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 11 1/2" x 8 1/2",  [VIII] XV, 362 pp. 
ISBN: 9780873282536

Black cloth over board, stamped gilt lettering and publisher's stamp to spine, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Near Fine black and gold pictorial dust jacket, featuring red decorative illustration to front and back panels, black-and-white portrait photographs to back panel, full-color photograph of author to back interior flap, stamped gilt lettering to front panel and spine, light wear to tips and bottom back edge, otherwise, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. [VIII] XV, 362 pp., replete with duo-tone and color images. Includes red ribbon bookmark, Foreword by Steven Koblik, "Preface: The Cast of Characters," Prologue, 5 chapters discussing events and collecting from 1862 to the legacy left behind, List of Abbreviations, Notes, Credits, and Index. Topics focused on: Collis Huntington; his second wife, Arabella Huntington; her son, Archer Huntington; and Collis's nephew, Henry E. Huntington. From inside dust jacket: "Shelley M. Bennett, an art historian by training, writes sweepingly about the Huntingtons' construction and decoration of large and lavish homes, their evolving taste in art, their luxurious travel, and, ultimately, the desires of each of them to leave something significant behind."