Charlotte Gere and Marina Vaizey.
Philip Wilson Publishers in association with Harry N. Abrams. London. 1999. First edition. Hardback, quarto; red cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 208 pages. 80 illustrations, including 16 plates in colour. English. 280 x 210mm. 1.2kg. 9780856675034. Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, light pushing to forecorners.
A study of the finest art and antique collections created by women from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. The authors, Charlotte Gere and Marina Vaizey, examine how and why women have collected and how their collecting practices differ from their male counterparts. The book discusses thirty female collectors including Catherine the Great, Madame de Pompadour, Gertrude Stein, Mary Cassatt, Helena Rubinstein, Coco Chanel and Peggy Guggenheim.