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John Ruskin Book Collection

400 items (dispersed).

To complement the Library's outstanding collection of the letters and other manuscripts of John Ruskin, there is a large collection of Ruskin's first editions and other material relating to his works.

Some 340 separate 19th-century editions are available, including not only the many items issued from Orpington but also the possible suspect and unauthorized Wise editions, many of which are printed on vellum.

It is interesting to note that much of this collection was bought by Mrs Rylands herself before the foundation of the Library.

Special attention can also be drawn to the pamphlet literature and other Ruskin ephemera in the Dame Mabel Tylecote printed collection.

See also the John Ruskin papers.

Finding aids

Recorded in general printed-book catalogue.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library

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