RUSKIN, JOHN. 1819-1900. Autograph Manuscript (unsigned) being a page from a draft of The Queen of the Air,

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RUSKIN, JOHN. 1819-1900.
Autograph Manuscript (unsigned) being a page from a draft of The Queen of the Air,

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RUSKIN, JOHN. 1819-1900.
Autograph Manuscript (unsigned) being a page from a draft of The Queen of the Air, beginning with "(from p. 198)" noted "p 204" at upper right corner, 1 p, c.1869, fold at margin.
WITH: Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Ruskin") to Stillman, 2 pp, bifolium, from 31 Park St, Wednesday, Aug 7, "I am afraid there is a monitoring in America that is adverse to the invention faculty...," folds.
BOTH TIPPED INTO: The Queen of the Air. London: Smith, Elder, 1869. 8vo. Burgundy morocco, with floral borders and Greek portrait with green inlay, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
WITH: The Poems of John Ruskin. London: George Allen, 1891. 2 volumes. 4to. Parchment over cloth. Fine.

AN AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT LEAF FROM RUSKIN'S QUEEN OF THE AIR, his major work on mythology which he noted, "In terms of original thought Queen of the Air leads all my works" (letter to Faunthorpe, December 6, 1881).
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