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Usher, James Ward.

AN ART COLLECTORS TREASURES

Illustrated and Described by Himself. Being a Record Historical and Descriptive of the Art Collection Formed by ... (Of Lincoln) 1886-1914. Privately Printed at Chiswick Press 1916.
1st Ed. Royal 4to. xiv + 224pp. Complete with 79 cold. plates. Some very light browning, marbled e.ps., handsomely rebound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full polished calf, intricate gilt fillet and blind rule edged calf with dec. gilt title to upper board, spine very sl. faded and rubbed, minor marking, t.e.g. One of an Edition Limited to 300 Copies. A talented jeweller, Usher is best remembered for his passion for collecting works of art, now housed in Lincoln's Usher Gallery. Collecting over a period of around 30 years, he built up a fantastic collection. This included a huge variety of objects - ceramics, watches, clocks, coins, silver and miniatures as well as paintings. A talented artist he would spend many hours painting pictures of all his collections for use as an illustrated inventory.
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