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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 326

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Two autograph letters signed ('J. Ruskin') to 'Frances', [?Frances Sedleigh], Herne Hill, 22 November 1880 and 'Tuesday' [n.d.], the first a humourous letter, on being kept at Amiens, on arranging to meet and plan for 'a little romance somewhere, only it's very hard for me to be romantic in frosty weather', and on preferring her to make do with little money rather than 'giving afternoon tea to a London Duchess -- and her train -- on the pay of a sensation novel'; the second letter comprises arrangements to meet at the National Gallery ('I shall be in the Turner room D[eo] V[olente] either day'), 3 pages, 8vo (a few light spots, once pasted into an album, remnants of glue remaining, with paper backing to lower part of second letter). (2)

    Price Realised  

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Two autograph letters signed ('J. Ruskin') to 'Frances', [?Frances Sedleigh], Herne Hill, 22 November 1880 and 'Tuesday' [n.d.], the first a humourous letter, on being kept at Amiens, on arranging to meet and plan for 'a little romance somewhere, only it's very hard for me to be romantic in frosty weather', and on preferring her to make do with little money rather than 'giving afternoon tea to a London Duchess -- and her train -- on the pay of a sensation novel'; the second letter comprises arrangements to meet at the National Gallery ('I shall be in the Turner room D[eo] V[olente] either day'), 3 pages, 8vo (a few light spots, once pasted into an album, remnants of glue remaining, with paper backing to lower part of second letter). (2)


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