Lady Charlotte Schreiber’s Journals. Confidences of a Collector of Ceramics and Antiques Throughout Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Austria & Germany from the Year 1869 to 1885. 2 volumes

GUEST, Montague


Publisher: London, Bodley Head, 1911. First editions
Description: ppxl, 504, xiii, 542, complete with over 100 plates, 8 colour. Large 8vos, cloth lettered in gilt (edges rubbed). foxing, else very good

Lady Charlotte Schreiber [1812-1895], daughter of the 9th Earl of Lindsay, shocked Society twice. First by marrying the Welsh industrialist John Guest, and, after his death, the much younger Charles Schreiber. An avid scholar and linguist, she spoke Welsh, Arabic, Hebrew and Persian, as well as the more conventional European languages. After her marriage to Schreiber, they travelled widely in Europe, collecting ceramics, fans, board games and playing cards, which they donated to London’s V&A

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