Large format hardcover, folio bound in black cloth and publisher’s glossy pictorial dust-jacket. 224 pages. Bibliography, Index. Profusely illustrated throughout with hundreds of full color and some black and white photographs. First edition. A wonderfully extravagant presentation of medieval / Renaissance / Baroque objet d’art and virtu, organized by the great collectors who amassed them, including for a start the Valois, the Bourbons and the Medici and extending to the German Electors of Saxony, the later Habsburgs. et alia. No previous ownership marks. A clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy, book like new. Dust-jacket shows very tiny nick to bottom of spine and lower rear corner, else like new. Fine in a near fine dust-jacket. A large, heavy book, Priority and International orders will require additional postage, calculated as close to actual cost as possible.