The study of beauty, and art in large towns. Two papers by T. C. Horsfall, with an introduction by John Ruskin, D.C.L., LL.D., honorary student of Christ Church, and honorary fellow of Corpus-Christi College.

Published: London : Macmillan and Co. 1883.


First edition. Pamphlet. Disbound. 8vo. ( 210mm. ) Pp. [3] 4 - 47 verso blank. Contents very lightly dusted. Recent paper wrappers. Ruskin contributes a seven page Introduction. Printed in Manchester by A. Ireland and Co; of Pall Mall. Thomas Coglan Horsfall (1841–1932) was a Manchester social scientist and pamphleteer, was one of the body of high- minded middle-class campaigners for social reform, through which he met John Ruskin who became his mentor. Horsfall was a prime mover in bringing art and an awareness of nature to the working -classes of Manchester, to this end he founded the Manchester Art Museum Committee in 1877. In the pamphlet offered here Horsfall points out that the two papers referred to in the title were originally given at the Nottingham Congress of the Association for the promotion of Social Science and to the Manchester Field Naturalist's Association. It was his hope that they may be the means of inducing some persons in and near Manchester to give help to the work of the Committee of the Manchester Art Museum. The Museum was Museum finally opened at Ancoats Hall, located in Manchester's East End, in 1886.


Offered by Roger J Treglown