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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 323

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Five autograph letters signed ('J. Ruskin') to George Reid, Herne Hill, Brantwood and Corpus Christi, Oxford, 'Friday 14th', 11 - 28 March [n.y.] and 23 December 1869, together 7½ pages, 8vo (slight wear to one letter with loss, affecting signature).

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    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Five autograph letters signed ('J. Ruskin') to George Reid, Herne Hill, Brantwood and Corpus Christi, Oxford, 'Friday 14th', 11 - 28 March [n.y.] and 23 December 1869, together 7½ pages, 8vo (slight wear to one letter with loss, affecting signature).

    A series of letters to George William Reid (1819-1887), the Keeper of Prints and Drawings as the British Museum, comprising praise for Reid's catalogue of George Cruikshank's work ('I respect Cruikshank's [?genius] deeply -- but alas -- I cannot dwell in the elements he delighted in'), on acquiring a much sought-after book from Reid for his library, and further discussions relating to books. (5)


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