Lady Charlotte Schreiber's Journals: Confidences of a Collector of Ceramics & Antiques Throughout Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Austria & Germany from the Year 1869 to 1885; edited by her son Montague J. Guest with annotation

Lady Charlotte Schreiber's Journals: Confidences of a Collector of Ceramics & Antiques Throughout Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Austria & Germany from the Year 1869 to 1885; edited by her son Montague J. Guest with annotation

Schreiber, Charlotte [Lady Charlotte Guest]

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Place Published: London
Publisher: John Lane
Date Published: 1911
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 002381

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2 volumes (xl, [2], 502, [2] p.; xiii, [3], 541, [1] p.): frontispieces in each volume, 113 additional plates (a few in color); 26 cm. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine titles and cover titles; white decoration. Top page edges gilt. Vol. 1 frontispiece is a tissue-guarded collotype portrait of Lady Charlotte Schreiber in her drawing room. Vol. 2 frontispiece is a color illustration of antique Persian glass. Title pages in red and black. A number of pages unopened. Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Bertie Guest (1812-1895), later Lady Charlotte Schreiber, while married to her first husband played an significant role in the study of Welsh literature and language, making an important English translation of the medieval work the Mabinogion. With her second husband, she travelled throughout Europe collecting ceramics, much of which she later gave to the Victoria and Albert Museum in her husband's memory. She also collected fans, board games, and playing cards, which she donated to the British Museum. In Very Good Condition: edges are lightly rubbed; loss of some of the white illustration, particularly on the spines; front cover of vol. 1 slightly soiled; foxing throughout on pages of text, primarily along upper edges and fore-edges, but only very lightly on margins of a few plates; otherwise clean and tight.


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