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RUSKIN-41596-1.jpg "LONDON IS VERY DREADFUL AFTER SWITZERLAND"
RUSKIN (John, 1819-1900, Writer and Critic)

Autograph Letter Signed in full, lacking the salutation and address, saying that he has "only got home to get laid up, but believe the cold was caught in Paris. It needs a little care, but I hope to get out and come to see you early next week. This London is very dreadful after Switzerland, which was all ... and sunshine ...", two thirds of 1 side 8vo., together with an engraving of Ruskin by George Richmond, published by Smith, Elder, 1961, no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  41596      £925

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RUSKIN-41600-1.jpg RUSKIN WRITES TO THE EARL OF SHAFTESBURY
RUSKIN (John, 1819-1900, Writer and Critic)

Autograph Letter Signed in full to "My dear Lord", Anthony ASHLEY-COOPER (7th Earl of Shaftesbury, 1801-1885, Politician, Philanthropist and Social Reformer), saying that "By mischance, the letter with which you honoured me, dated May 18, did not reach me for some days - and since I received it my feeling and thinking time has been short - and I have not been able to say a word of what I wished to say in acknowledgement of it - of which the gist, however, is this - that while entirely glad of your Lordship's encouragement in the action I have taken for defence of animals (action, for the most involving no sacrifice to myself) - it has been a matter of sorrow and surprise to me for many a year - to have received no countenance nor aid from your Lordship in my pleading against the Vivisection of Men. I am always your Lordship's Faithful & respectful Servant ...", 2 sides 8vo., no place, Whit Monday

Item Date:  1885
Stock No:  41600      £2250

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[RUSKIN (John, 1819-1900, Writer and Critic)]

Fine unsigned original albumen print photo showing him head and shoulders wearing an overcoat with velvet collar, 3½" x 2½", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  41598      £275

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[RUSKIN (John, 1819-1900, Writer and Critic)]

Fine unsigned original albumen print photo showing him head and shoulders looking directly at the camera, 3¾" x 2½", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1865
Stock No:  41599      £275

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RUSKIN-41603-1.jpg RUSKIN ENDORSES A WATERCOLOUR
RUSKIN (John, 1819-1900, Writer and Critic)

Autograph Endorsement on the verso of a fine watercolour titled underneath "May 17th 1859, Dead Twig and Lichens", he has written "Cannot do much better. But a dull subject for 'May 17th'", 6" x 5", no place, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  41603      £425

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