Isabella Stewart Gardner and Fenway Court.
London, William Heinemann Ltd 1926.
Large 8vo. vii+(4)+254+(2)pp, photo frontis, (26) photo plates, one of which dble-page. Publisher’s cloth, gilt, rubbed at extremities. Ink presentation inscription on front free endpaper. Occasional light spotting and foxing.
An illustrated biography of the Boston arts collector and patron Isabella Stewart Gardner, who at the turn of the century commissioned the local architect Willard T. Sears to build her a large museum in the style of a fifteenth-century Venetian palace in which to display her impressive art collection to the public, and which also served as her home until her death in 1924.