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Manuscript Autobiography, Diary and vintage photo album of the Chapman - Barwise

Barwise, Lucy Weston / [Lucy Chapman, George Chapman, Henry Chapman]

Manuscript Autobiography, Diary and vintage photo album of the Chapman – Barwise Family. A cultured London woman’s autobiography and diary including a first hand account of ‘Fiesche’s attempt to assassinate Louis Phillippe’ which she observed while at school in Paris as a child. The manuscript has a mournful postscript by the man she left behind, her husband: ‘Alas! that I George Chapman should have to finish the record of so dear a Life…’ by Lucy Weston Barwise (1822-1876) wrote in a lockable, lined octavo notebook, crushed morocco, marbled endpapers and edges. Her autobiography was begun in January 1872 at one end of the book (16 pages); her diary appears at the other end of the book from October 22 1871-April 1874 with her husband’s postscript dating from June 1880. There is a second volume of family accounts in a lockable octavo sized ledger and a folio sized volume of family photographs, most unlabelled. Barwise’s autobiography recounts her education in Paris in the Rue Taitbout where she witnessed ‘Fiesche’s attempt to assassinate Louis Phillippe’ while watching from her music master’s house opposite the Porte St Martin, noting ‘the Duc D’Orleans [who] looked very handsome’ but shortly afterwards ‘heard a loud report and then a shout… general commotion but the crowd was so thick and immoveable’ and then ‘the King and stiff rode slowly back along the line but looking very white.’ It was only later that she discovered the casualties of ‘Fieschi’s infernal machine… It was a row of gun barrels arranged along a window so as to be discharged all at once.’ Barwise also watched the subsequent funeral from her attic window, the ‘open hearse with its draperies of black and silver’. The highlight of Chapman’s diary is a detailed account of the deaths she witnessed during the ‘Thanksgiving Day for the recovery of the Prince of Wales’ on February 27th, 1872, as seen from her husband George Chapman’s ‘office windows in Cockspur St’ behind Trafalgar Square which overlooked the procession. There she witnessed the lack of barriers and observes with horror the police charging into the surging crowd ‘The big policemen threw themselves against the men; the horses even made to dance and back heel it was a fearful struggle’with a baby almost crushed to death in front of her. There is an interesting secondhand account of Paris under the Commune via one of her daughters and frequent visits to London art exhibitions as on July 8 1871 where she saw an ‘exhibition of old masters at the Royal Academy… Crome, Ruysdael, heads by Moroni, of Titian’s Schoolmaster, Burgomaster by Rembrandt… the two heads.. by Giorgine belonging to Lord Ashburton, such colour and such expression. There are trips to Ascot and the Boat Race, a curry with friends in Wandsworth and a recitation by ‘Mr Bradman [of] the Merchant of Venice for the benefit of the Workman’s Club. It was very clever… Shylock was good but my recollection of actors, Charles Kemble, C.Kean &c made this more familiar and perhaps a little more like ranting’.

[London], c. 1871 – 1872. Octavo. Diary I: 44 pages / Diary II: 24 pages / Photoalbum: 48 pages with 120 original cabinet photographs (including a photograph of a british Forest School). Hardcover / Original full leather. All three Volumes slightly rubbed but all in very good condition. The cabinet photographs all in excellent condition and from dozens of different victorian photographers in Bath (Friese Greene), Bonn (Emil Koch), Astley (Photograpic Landscape Artist in Astley, Essex), and many others. The one diary is really a cash ledger of George Chapman where he kept track for the Chapman family with listings of expenses for Hampstead House, Henry Chapman, Edward Chapman, Oswald D. Chapman, Mrs. Barrett Chapman, Edith Louisa Chapman.

EUR 950,-- 

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The Family History of England: Civil, Military, Social, Commercial & Religious From the Earliest Period th the Passing of the Reform Bill, 1867. [Including Genealogical Tree of Anglo - Saxon Sovereign

7. [English History Collection] – Taylor, James.

The Family History of England: Civil, Military, Social, Commercial & Religious From the Earliest Period to the Passing of the Reform Bill, 1867. [Including Genealogical Tree of Anglo – Saxon Sovereigns / Including numerous Steel-Engravings and a folded Map of England]. With several wonderful steel-engravings, maps, fold-out facsimiles etc. [for example: Birmingham, Warwick Castle, Portrait of Queen Victoria, Portrait of Henry VIII, Portrait of Cranmer, Engraving of Spires (Speyer in Germany), Portrait of Martin Luther, Engraving of Worms (in Germany), Engraving of Plunder in Monsteries, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth, Spenser, Drake, Facsimile of an official copy of the Warrant for the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots” / Lord Bacon, Kenilworth Castle, Execution of Rebels at Carlisle, Charles I., Raising of the Royal Standard at Nottingham, Death of General Lindsey, Storming of Bristol, Destruction of Royalists Property, Portrait of Cromwell, Battle of Naseby, Flight of Charles I. to the Scottish Camp before Newark, Chester, Seizure of Charles I. at Holdenby, Facsimile of the Death-Warrant for the Execution of Charles the First, King of England, Cromwell, viewing the Body of Charles I., Map of Dunbar & Vicinity – Illustrating the Battle of 1650, Escape of Prince Charles, Cromwell consulting the Lawyers, Siege of Lathom House, Portrait of Charles II., Arrest of Strafford, Archbishop Laud blessing Strafford, Defence of Warbour Castle, Portrait of William III., Engraving of Preston, Portrait of George Washington, Portrait of Napoleon I., Portrait of Wellington, Portrait of Lord Palmerston, Engraving of Manchester, Map of Lucknow, showing ooperations in 1857-1858, Portrait of Sir Colin Campbell (Lord Clyde), Portrait of Edward Geoffrey Stanley (Earl of Derby), Portrait of Prince Albert, Portrait of William Ewart Gladstone,

6 volumes (complete set). London, William Mackenzie, [1880]. 19 cm x 27 cm. II, 402 pages, LXIV / V, 336 pages, LX / VII, 360 pages, XL / VI, 336 pages / VIII, 400 pages / VIII, 344 pages, LVI. Original decorative Hardcover / Beautiful half leather bindings with gilt lettering and ornament to spine. Very good and firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. Illustrated with maps, portraits, views and other engravings.

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John Guillim - A Display of Heraldry. By John Guillim, pursuivant at Arms. The Sixth Edition.

Heraldic Illustration of the 18th century – Guillim, John / [ Edward Le Davis ] / [ Michael van der Gucht].

A Display of Heraldry. By John Guillim, pursuivant at Arms. The Sixth Edition [on fine paper]. Improv’d with large Additions of many hundred Coats of Arms, under their respective Bearings, with good Authorities from the Ashmolean Library, Sir George Mackenzie, &c. With his Tract of Precedency, containing all his Rules, Observations, Arguments, and chief Instances. To which is added, “A Treatise of Honour Military and Civil”, According to the Laws and Customs of England, By Capt. John Logan. Illustrated With the Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Motto’s of the Royal Familly, and Nobility: The Arms of the Sees of the English Bishops, and several of the Gentry. Together With the proper Habits of the different Degrees of the Nobility of England, and the Emblems of the chief Orders of Knighthood in Europe; all fairly engraven on Copper Plates. Also An Exact List of the Baronets, from their first Creation to this present Time; and most of their Arms Blazon’d. With an Account of the Customs, Government, and Privileges of the City of London, the other Cities of England, and Shire-Towns of each County, and their Arms. Likewise A Supplement of Scarce tracts relating to the Office of Arms, taken from Authentick Copies. And A Dictionary, explaining the several Terms used by Heralds, in English, Latin and French. With proper Tables to the Whole. [With 17 full-page, original portraits, engraved by Edward Le Davis and flemish engraver Michael van der Gucht / With 295 engraved crests / coat of arms, displayed on 47 pages].

London, R. and J. Bonwicke and R. Wilkin in St.Paul’s Church-Yard / And J. Walthoe and Tho. Ward, in the Temple, 1724. Folio (26 cm x 39 cm). Frontispiece, [5], 20 pp. [″The Introduction”], [1], 460 pp. [″A Display of Heraldry”], [2], 275 pp. [″Observations upon the Laws and Customs of Nations”], 58 pp. [″Honour Civil of the City of London”], 24 pp. [″Dictionary used by Heralds”], [11] pp. [″Alphabetical Table of the Names of the Nobility and Gentry”]. Illustrated and complete with 17 portraits of courtyard and apparatus and 47 plates, engraved on wood, reproducing a total of hundreds of coats of arms with coats, crests, lambrequins, helmets and coins. Very many coats of arms in the 2-columned text. Hardcover / Original 18th-century binding with modern restauration (rebacked) to the highest standards. Superior example of this publication ! Unusually excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Frontispiece and last page of the work with minor crease. Two corners torn (two pages following the title), corner of page 185 torn and page 92 of the second part of the book with longer lesion within text (no loss of text). Endpapers and pastedown with some minor spotting. All these descriptions of faults sound worse than they are. Interior text, plates and portraits overall in unbelievably clean and excellent condition. Name of pre-owner in ink on title and verso frontispiece (″J.Stilwell”).

EUR 4.800,-- 

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Album Amicorum of C. L. von Zander (recorded in the area of Vienna, Bielitz, Biala and Lemberg between 1814 and 1822

[Zander, C.L.v. / Bielitz / Bielsk / Lemberg / Polish Ancestry with Louis de Zander (Deutsch Eylau/Old Prussia) and connections to the swedish “Zander” – family].

Album Amicorum from the early 19th century of the De Zander Family from Poland, Bielitz, Lemberg Vienna and other areas / Album Amicorum von C.L. von Zander mit insgesamt 40 Eintraegen von Mitgliedern der Familie von Zander [de Zander] und Freunden aus der Umgebung von Bielitz, Lemberg, Biala und Wien/ Album Amicorum of C. L. von Zander (recorded in the area of Vienna, Bielitz, Biala and Lemberg between 1814 and 1822. Eintraege von Louis von Zander, Caroline de Zander (nee de Zander), Ludwig von Zander (Bielitz, 23.September 1814), Carl von Zander (Pless im Maerz, 1816), Josef Krammer, Christian Traugott Schuberth, Caroline von Zander, Caroline Schluse (Pless, 1816), Jon, Henr. Zander (Bielitz, 1818) [Johann Heinrich Zander] / Carl Johann Zander / Charlotte von Zander (Bielitz, 1814) / Friederica von Zander (Mother of the owner of this Album Amicorum – possibly Frederica Elizabeth Klimke) / etc. Weitere Eintraege von Carl Ferdinand Sennewaldt, Johann Millikowski (Lemberg, 1814), Carl Sartory, Anton Manhardt, Jacob Thomke (Biala, 1816), Franz Kuenzl, Rosalie Jeney (Lemberg, 1814), Gottfried Samuel Bauer (Bielitz, 1814) etc., Franz Krippner, (Wien, 1822).

Wien / Lemberg / Bielitz / Biala, [Album auf Papier von J. Pospischil], c. 1814-1822. Quer – Octavo. Mehr als 100 Blatt, davon 40 mit handschriftlichen Eintraegen. / More than 100 leaves with 40 manuscript – entries of families of the von Zander / de Zander Family. Original Hardcover / Originaler, sehr dekorativer Ganzlederband mit reicher Vergoldungund Verzierung / Stunning full morocco with extensive decorations and gilt lettering and ornament to both boards. Exzellente Erhaltung / Excellent condition of the early 19th century Manuscript – Album of a member of the “de Zander” – Family. The Album comes with a very interesting pamphlet, a historical account by Louis de Zander about his families life and genealogical histories from his ancestry in Poland to his family’s troubles in Bielsk / Bielitz.

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