Sunday, April 05, 2009

Appeal to the readers: I'm after this book, The Cultures of Collecting, an anthology edited by John Elsner and Roger Cardinal. It came out on Harvard University Press in 1994, but is out of print, and seeing as I just need it for the one essay am looking to avoid paying an extortionate oop price. The New York Public Library had it in one of its specialist divisions but now lists it as "missing". This tickles me, the idea of someone being such a rapacious book hoarder they've run off with a book about collecting; it would amuse me more if it weren't so inconvenient. Anyway - wondering if anyone out there happens to own this book or, through having access to academic libraries, could do me a photocopy or scan of the chapter in question?