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RUSKIN (JOHN)

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Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,414 - US$2,121
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 38, Views: 11

Four autograph letters signed ("J. Ruskin", the last with initials), to Jessie Bathgate of Liscard, to whom he is sending copies of Fors Clavigera and other works, specially bound ("...please tell me how old you are! and what you are doing and going to do, in the life before you... I am continually trying to help strangers – but I have seldom come to the knowledge of any whom I was so happy in being of use to, as your brother and you... The books are to be yours, not his, however. Your Sesame will come in ten days or so. Never mind how little you seem to have done – if you are faithfully ready to do, and clear in sight, in the doing..."); in the last letter, wishing he could indulge in "pleasant chat" but confessing "I am quite unable for the half of what I want to do"; with two autograph envelopes, 7 pages, some dust-staining and minor wear, 8vo , Brantwood and Herne Hill, the first three dated January 1880

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Books and Manuscripts including Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Date of the auction: 21 Mar 2018
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