An Infinity of Things: How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World

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Richly illustrated throughout, including 8 pages of color plates, An Infinity of Things tells the story of the greatest private collection ever made, and the life of the man behind it. American-born Henry Wellcome made his millions as one of the world's first pharmaceutical entrepreneurs. Drawing on his massive wealth, he planned a great museum filled with treasures from all corners of the globe, charting the history of human health from prehistory to the present day. Demonstrating what can happen when a collector's ...

An Infinity of Things: How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199554461

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