By Philipp Blom
Blom's gripping narration and peculiar solid of eccentrics, visionaries, and fans offer a desirable glimpse into how a hobby turns into an all-consuming passion.
From accumulating sacred relics to gathering megastar memorabilia, the impulse to hoard has gripped humankind through the centuries. yet what's it that drives humans to own gadgets that experience no available use? To Have and To Hold is a charming travel of creditors and their treasures from medieval instances to the current, from a cupboard containing unicorn horns and a Tsar's choice of enamel to the macabre artwork of embalmer Dr. Frederick Ruysch, the fabled fortress of William Randolph Hearst, and the actually preoccupied males who stockpile nutrients wrappers and plastic cups. An engrossing tale of the collector as bridegroom, deliriously, obsessively satisfied, wed to his possessions, until eventually demise do us part.
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