Cassell's Universal Portrait Gallery; A Collection of Portraits of Celebrities, English and Foreign with Fac-Simile Autographs

Cassell's Universal Portrait Gallery; A Collection of Portraits of Celebrities, English and Foreign with Fac-Simile Autographs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... under his mother's care. In 1836 he matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, and in 1839 gained the Newdigate Prize, with a poem on the theme "Salsette and Elephanta." The first volume of his first great Wol'k, " Mod0r'I1 P11-illll'S," primarily undertaken as a defence Of Turner, was published in l84,3; the fifth and last appeared in 1860. "The Seven Lamps of Architecture" belongs to 1849', the first volume of "The Stones of Venice" saw the light in 1851, the second and third in 1853 and 1854. Of Mr. Ruskin's writings subsequent to 1860, the majority are concerned with the social problems of the age, which are dealt with in a spirit of strong antagonism to the dicta of the orthodox economists. Of late years he has for the most part resided at Brantwood, on Coniston Lake. THIS distinguished orator, lawyer, and railway manager was born at Peekskill, New York, on the 23rd of April, 1834, and, having graduated at Yale in 1856, gave himself to the study of the law, and was admitted to the Bar. Elected to the New York Assembly in 1861, he two years later became Secretary of State for New York. In 1866, having been one of the Tax Commissioners for New York City and, for a short time, Minister to Japan, he entered upon the railway career in which he has been so signally successful, becoming attorney for the New York and Harlem Raised Railway Company, and two years later being appointed general counsel. In 1882 he was promoted to the second Vice-Presidency of the Company, and in 1885 to the Presidency, becoming President also of another Company--the West Shore Raised Railway. He stood for the Lieutenantovernorship of New York State in 1872 as the candidate of the Liberal...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915860
  • 9781236915863