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Book Competition

This month's book competition offers you the chance to win the Wallace Collection's long-awaited catalogue of gold boxes...

Apollo offers you the chance to win a superb free book.

Simply answer the question in the competition and you could win one of the finest art history books.

For our last competition prize we offered Men from the Ministry: How Britain Saved Its Heritage, Simon Thurley (Yale University Press, £18.99)

We asked: Which important British heritage legislation celebrates its centenary in 2013?

Answer: The Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act

Congratulations to Simon Collinge, winner of this competition, drawn at random from the hundreds of correct answers we received.

This week’s competition prize is The Wallace Collection Catalogues: Gold Boxes, Charles Truman (Paul Holberton Publishing, £100)

The 18th-century gold snuffbox was the ultimate fashion accessory – beautifully made, exquisitely carved and very expensive, and, like fashion, its form and ornament changed according to the taste of the time. The Wallace Collection has some of the finest, and certainly some of the most famous, gold boxes in the world. Charles Truman, who has catalogued this collection, is one of the leading authorities on the subject. In this book he discusses the history of snuff-taking and the development, manufacture and collecting of gold boxes, with a particular emphasis on the design sources from which the craftsmen took their inspiration. The 99 pieces in the catalogue represent a brilliant cross-section of the products of the European goldsmith from the late 1730s.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details below before midday on 13 September 2013.

Which building in London houses the Wallace Collection?

To enter the competition, send your answer to bookcomp@apollomag.com, along with your full name and postal address. Please also let us know if you would prefer not to receive email newsletters and competition announcements from Apollo in the future.

This competition closes at midday on 13 September 2013.

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