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SOLD BY ORDER OF THE MARY ROXBURGHE TRUST

Froude, James Anthony
THE NEMESIS OF FATE. JOHN CHAPMAN, 1849
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
466

SOLD BY ORDER OF THE MARY ROXBURGHE TRUST

Froude, James Anthony
THE NEMESIS OF FATE. JOHN CHAPMAN, 1849
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Froude, James Anthony
THE NEMESIS OF FATE. JOHN CHAPMAN, 1849
8vo, FIRST EDITION, with 11 letters tipped in, all 8vo, mostly concerned with Monckton Milnes's anonymous offer of money to Froude to enable him to study in Germany following the book's controversial publication, including two letters by J.A. Froude, to Max Müller, the first explaining that "I cannot accept money for which no duty is to be performed" but the second provisionally accepting the offer (6 pages, 20 April-19 May [1849]), four letters by A.P. Stanley of University College, Oxford, to Monckton Milnes, discussing Froude's destitution, Milnes's offer of support, and Max Müller's role as an intermediary to ensure Milnes's anonymity (10 pages), and a much later letter of thanks by J.A. Froude, to Milnes (then Lord Houghton), on discovering that he was his intended benefactor ("...That offer coming upon me in the middle of my troubles unlooked for out of the skies; gave me for the first time some confidence in myself..."), (4 pages, headed stationery of 5 Onslow Gdns, London, 10 May [n.y.]); also with a review of The Nemesis of Fate and related cuttings tipped in; purple roan with Lord Houghton's wheatsheaf device stamped on the upper cover, some light spotting
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Catalogue Note

Froude's partially autobiographical novel The Nemesis of Fate caused a scandal on publication for its attacks on Anglican conventions and was even burnt at Exeter College, Oxford, where its author was a fellow. As a result Froude lost his fellowship, his career, and his parental allowance. In the end he did not accept Milnes's anonymous offer of money but took a job as a private tutor to a Manchester family.

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