Based on the author's 2008 Ph.D. dissertation from the University of California, Los Angeles, titled The curatorial imagination in England, 1660-1752.
Coordinates with an online
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface : welcome to the museum -- Introduction -- John Locke's commonplace book -- John Milton's bed -- Mark Akenside's museum -- Robert Hooke's camera obscura -- Raphael's judgment of Paris -- A gritty pebble -- An oval portrait of John Woodward -- A stone from the grottos of Egeria -- Venus at her toilet -- The Iliad in a nutshell -- A full stop -- A conical Roman Tumulus -- The reception of Claudius -- Addison's walk -- William Hay's stone -- Two calculi cut and mounted in a small showcase -- An ampulla of the blood of thomas Becket -- A blue-bound copy -- A blank sheet of paper -- A folio sheet of two sketches of a single conception -- A triumph of Galatea -- Joshua Reynolds, William Hunter -- A shilling -- A book of accounts --A blank sheet of paper -- A ring containing a lock of hair -- The lost property office -- The skeleton of Jonathan Wild -- Conclusion.
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