An Archive of ephemera formerly the property of naturalist, sportsman and conservationist Abel Chapman (1851-1929), comprising: an album of his photographs taken at his home Houxty, Northumberland, and other photographs documenting his travels in Spain, Norway, Scotland, and Africa; two albums of newspaper and magazine cuttings, mostly from the Pall Mall Gazette, including articles on sporting subjects and reviews of the Author's works; seven small original monochrome watercolour sketches by W. Woodhouse; a manuscript history of the Chapman Family transcribed by William Chapman; a game-card for a shoot at Stradsett Hall, attended by Chapman, F.C. Selous, F. Millais and other notable contemporary sportsmen: together with two obituaries of the Author.
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Auction: The Fine Books Auction, 29th Nov, 2022
An Auction of fine Antiquarian and Modern Collectable Books featuring the Jim Hedley Collection of North East England & The Scottish Borders’ Local History part three; an important selection of books by Northumbrian naturalist, sportsman and conservationist Abel Chapman including his own personal, and other signed presentation copies of his best-known titles, as well as personal photographs and ephemera; a single-owner collection of Mountaineering and Travel books; a collection of signed-edition Dennis Wheatley novels; Equestrian and other Sports; Natural History; Atlases & Maps; Biography; Fiction and other rarities.
Fri 25/11/22 10am-4.30pm
Sat 26/11/22 10am-12.30pm
Mon 28/11/22 10am-2pm
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