Frances Larson - An Infinity of Things: How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World
English | 2009-12-01 | ISBN: 0199554463 | PDF | 320 pages | 3.73 MB
Richly illustrated throughout, including 8 pages of color plates, An Infinity of Things tells the story of the greatest private collection ever made, and the life of the man behind it. American-born Henry Wellcome made his millions as one of the world's first pharmaceutical entrepreneurs. Drawing on his massive wealth, he planned a great museum filled with treasures from all corners of the globe, charting the history of human health from prehistory to the present day.