American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery Garvan and Other Collections
Author: Kathryn Buhler and Graham Hood, signed by both
Publisher/Date: Yale University Press (1970) First Edition. NAP Exhibition. Signed by Kathryn Buhler and Graham Hood on bookplate and numbered 113. Special Celebration Copy.
Format/Condition: Two gently used cloth hardcover books in Near Fine condition. Slipcase is Very Good: rubbed & lightly scuffed. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked. Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 11 x 3 inches. Illustrated in b/w.
Signed by Kathryn Buhler and Graham Hood on bookplate and numbered 113. Laid in is invitation to former owner for the opening of the exhibition.
Description: The finest collection of American silver in existence. Includes descriptions of over 1,000 items, many from the collection of Francis Garvan. With reproductions of the silversmith's marks at the rear of both volumes. Vol. I: New England; Vol. II: Middle Colonies and The South.
Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), Yale graduate and lawyer, began his love affair with American silver, paintings and decorative arts in 1916, donating his extensive collection to Yale in 1930. He continued to add to the collection until his death.