Lewes, East Sussex: 1862. in wraps. Item #F101714001
8vo. (9" x 7 1/4", pp. ; in wraps. Collection of 18 penmanship exercises completed by noted British architect Maurice Adams when he was 13-years old and studying at Cliffe House Academy. Most of the penmanship samples are aphorisms and commemorative pieces meant to reinforce the values of patriotism and good character. Includes wonderful, hand-drawn illustrations related to slavery, temperance, and other period themes. 18 penmanship samples are as follows: 1. Title Leaf; 2. "England Expects Every Man to Do His Duty" [text on three banners on flagpole]; 3. Armorial shield within a circle containing Adams name and city (Lewes); 4. "Money Maketh the Heart Glad" [illustration of a man at a counting table]; 5. "Look Before You Leap" [illustration of horse and rider in the water after jumping a fence]; 6. "Rome Was Not Built in a Day"; 7. "Time and Tide Wait for No Man" [illustration of a hurried man, bag and umbrella in hand]; 8. "Faith, Hope, Charity. These Three" [3 small illustrations]; 9. "Blondin the Hero of Niagara. [illustration of Blondin walking a tightrope]; 10. "All is Fair in War" [illustration of one man with a sword fighting three with guns and bayonets]; 11. "A Hoary Head is a Crown of Glory" [illustration of an elderly gentleman with a cane]; 12. "Barking Dogs Seldom Bite" [illustration of dog and doghouse]; 13. "Better Late Then Never" [illustration of field of battle]; 14. "Garibaldi, the Liberator of Italy" [small portrait of Garibaldi (on a separate small piece of paper, mounted on the rear of leaf, visible through circular frame]; 15. "Hunger is the Best Sauce" [image man walking between a bank and a tavern saying to himself "I wish I never done it" 16. "Britons Never Shall Be Slaves" [illustration of an armored knight] 17. "Am I Not a Friend and a Brother?" [illustration of kneeling African slave chained to a block, a whip-wielding white master approaching]; 18. "Finish. 1862. Cliff House, Lewes.