Alfred Felton and His Art Benefactions
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Trustees of the Public Library, Museums, and National Gallary of Victoria. 1936, First Edition. Staplebound Booklet, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Unpaginated (28 pages). Colour-art frontispiece, plus b/white art-portrait halftone plates. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples firm, but slightly rusted. Leaves clean. Printed, yapped wrapper soiled, bumped and creased. A concise biography of Victorian benefactor Alfred Fenton, born Maldon, Essex, England in 1831. He arrived in Victoria in 1853, becoming a very successful druggist. On his death on 8 January, 1904, he left a large fortune to Victoria, a part of which has purchased (and continues to) world class works of art for the National Gallery of Victoria. This booklet is a guide book for some of these acquired works on display . Booklet weight approx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Good+.
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