Excerpt from The Book Sales of 1902: With Tabulated Prices
Iivalue particular] in the case of the Works - depend)ed on the autograph in scriptions tojohn Clare, the ill-fated peasan t poet, who died in the Northampton Lunatic A lum, it is difficult to estimate. Lamb ansdy She... lley and Wordsworth pieces have risen by leaps and bounds Stevensonia, on the other hand, appears to have had its day. No. 19, a prize poem recited in Rugby School on June 12, 1840, realised three or four times the equivalent of its weight in gold and No. 22, containing 51 poems written by Ruskin onward from his fifteenth to his twenty-seventh year, is another in stance of the value placed on early efforts of a man of mark.
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