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The Cobbe cabinet of curiosities : an Anglo-Irish country house museum / edited by Arthur MacGregor.

Contributor(s): MacGregor, Arthur, 1941- [editor.] | Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art [issuing body.].
Publisher: New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 2015Description: 495 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm.ISBN: 9780300204353 (cl : alk. paper).Subject(s): Cobb family -- Natural history collections | Cobbe family -- Art collections -- Catalogs | Newbridge House | Collectors and collecting -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century | Collectors and collecting -- Ireland -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 508.075
Contents:
Introduction-The cabinet of curiosities at the turn of the nineteenth century: the Cobbe museum and its contemporaries -- Archbishop Cobbe Swiftiana -- Cabinets and furniture -- Zoological curios and taxidermy -- Insects -- Shells -- Charles Cobbe's herbarium -- Minerals, rocks and fossils, and geological curios -- Antlers of Megaceros -- Stone projectile tips -- Classical and Egyptian antiquities -- Coins and medals -- Lithophane -- Gem facsimiles -- Early modern curiosities -- Anatomical illustration -- India -- Burma -- Nepal -- China and Japan -- Africa, the Pacific and North America -- The continuing collection.
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Oversized Reserve 508.075 COB (Browse shelf) Not for loan 000435121

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction-The cabinet of curiosities at the turn of the nineteenth century: the Cobbe museum and its contemporaries -- Archbishop Cobbe Swiftiana -- Cabinets and furniture -- Zoological curios and taxidermy -- Insects -- Shells -- Charles Cobbe's herbarium -- Minerals, rocks and fossils, and geological curios -- Antlers of Megaceros -- Stone projectile tips -- Classical and Egyptian antiquities -- Coins and medals -- Lithophane -- Gem facsimiles -- Early modern curiosities -- Anatomical illustration -- India -- Burma -- Nepal -- China and Japan -- Africa, the Pacific and North America -- The continuing collection.

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