Title In Memoriam. John Rylands. Born February 7, 1801. Died December 11, 1888.
Publisher Private 1889
Seller ID 58200
In black pebbled cloth covers with blind embossed decor and gilt to front. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Slight foxing to page opposite portrait. Else a very clean and tight copy. 72pp. With portrait frontis. John Rylands (7 February 1801 – 11 December 1888) was an English entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was the owner of the largest textile manufacturing concern in the United Kingdom, and Manchester's first multi-millionaire. His widow erected in Manchester a permanent memorial of her husband in the John Rylands Library, of which the famous Althorp Library, purchased by her from Earl Spencer in 1892, and Lord Crawford's manuscripts, purchased by her in 1901, form part of the contents.
BIOGRAPHIES/LETTERS/DIARIES In Memoriam. John Rylands, Manchester, Library,