1894 Letters Addressed to a College Friend 1840-1845
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First Edition, Leather Binding
This copy belonged originally to Patricia Milne Henderson's father in law, Arthur D Jaffe. Jaffe was the father of Michael Jaffe, the British art historian and curator. He was the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for seventeen years. Gift inscription addressed to Jaffe to the recto of front endpaper 'ARthur D Jaffe with all good wishes from E H Smith Dec 1898'. Tipped in is an envelope with a letter from E H Smith of 30 College Road, Clifton. In the letter he wishes Jaffe well on leaving, and mentions the gifting of this book. In the letter he says he chosen this book as he hopes it will 'remind you of happy times and friendly faces'. In a Baker and Son binding, with their binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. A bright copy of John Ruskin's letters, which span 1840-1845. Ruskin was a leading Victorian art critic, as well as a patron of the arts, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. His letters give great insight into the individual and social climate contemporaneously.
In a full calf binding. Externally, smart with light rubbing to the joints and to the spine. Light shelfwear to the extremities. Gift inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Letter tipped in to the verso of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the odd spot.
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