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Herbert Ainslie ('Harry') Roberts, Cambridge mathematician. ] Typed Letter Signed ('H. A. Roberts') to bookseller J. G. Wilson, reminiscing on his purchase forty years before of Ruskin item at the opening of London bookshop Messrs J. and E. Bumpus.

H. A. Roberts [ Herbert Ainslie Roberts ] (1864-1932), Secretary to the University of Cambridge Appointments Board [ John Gideon Wilson (1876-1963) of London bookshop Messrs J. & E. Bumpus ]

Editorial: On letterhead of the University of Cambridge Appointments Board 11 March, 1931
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1p., 4to. In fair condtion, lightly aged and creased. With a few autograph corrections by Roberts. Having been unsuccessful in placing an individual with Wilson, Roberts writes: 'Of course forty years ago the advent of a bookshop like yours was a tremendous event, and we all flocked to it as something new and wonderful, as indeed it was. I recollect that among my little batch I bought a "Sesame & Lillies" in a little grey cloth cover and it turned out afterwards that it was one of two that Ruskin had had experimentally bound and turned down because he did not like the cover, for which he substituted the well known brown.'. N° de ref. de la librería 16779

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Título: Herbert Ainslie ('Harry') Roberts, Cambridge...

Editorial: On letterhead of the University of Cambridge Appointments Board 11 March

Año de publicación: 1931

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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