Fors clavigera : letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain / by John Ruskin.
- Fors clavigera : letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain / by John Ruskin.
- Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
- Published / Created
- Publication Place
- Orpington, Kent :
- George Allen,
First edition: 96 letters, originally issued separately, in 2 series, but subsequently collected into 8 vols. of 12 letters each, to which general title-pages were prefixed. Each letter was in original paper covers, with title upon the front; only letters 1-20 of first series and 4-12 of "New series" were issued with special title-pages. The first 36 letters are paged separately, the remainder are paged continuously throughout each volume.
Imprint of letter varies.
Includes some pamphlets: Girdlestone, E.D. Society classified (with letter 63); Girdleston, E.D. Thoughts on luxury and poverty. 2d ed. (letter 64); Girdlestone, E.D. Our misdirected labour (letter 66); Thirlmere defence association and Thirlmere defence fund (letter 83); Abstract of the objects and constitution of St. George's Guild (letter , New ser. 2. cf. Wise, I,171). Another pamphlet, not mentioned by Wise, is inserted: The railways of the Lake district (letter 56).
Mixed set, bound in 4 volumes. Letter 91, New ser. 7; 3d thousand; letter 92 New ser. 8: 2d ed; all other letters are of the first edition. Letter 75 has a cancel sheet for p. -58, 71-72; the original form has also been retained. Imperfect: Volumes I-II lack general t.p., and v. I-VI lack table of contents.
Pamphlets by other authors distributed with some letters; cf. Wise.
The slip, "Publisher's notice" with letter 36, the slip with the cancel sheet in letter 75, the slip, "Publisher's notice" with letter , New ser. 3, "Note" with letter , New ser. 4, "Advice" with letter 96 are present. Paper wrappers are bound in for v. 5-8, letters 49-96, only. Various advertisments are inserted.
- 8 v. in 96 : ill., ports., facsims. ; 24 cm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Partially digitized
- Call Number
- Ruskin 871f
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- Wise, T.J. Ruskin, 164-167
- Orbis Record