Autograph Letter Signed.

BEERS, Henry A. (1847-?).

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American literary critic whose books include "Introduction to Readings from Ruskin" (1885), "An Outline Sketch of English Literature" (1886), the verse collection "Odds and Ends" (1878) and others. ALS, 8pp, 5" X 8", New Haven, CT, 1889 April 8. Addressed to Moss. Very good. Light and even age toning; slight separation along one fold. Apparently writing to a former schoolmate, Beers here offers up a lengthy reading list of English history titles, reading in small part: "I am not an authority on English history -- pragmatic or general political history, I mean -- but I can speak with confidence of some few works in that department. J.R. Green's 'Short History of the English People' in one volume, is the best outline of the whole subject & is better than his larger book in four volumes. For the earliest period Kember's 'Saxons in England' Green's 'The Making of England' & Freeman's 'Norman Conquest' are the best. Sharon Turner's 'History of the Anglo Saxons' is a standard, but somewhat antiquated." Then does the same for the medieval period, individual reigns, the 16th century, the Stuart period, the 18th and 19th centuries, historical novels, and English literature. An interesting tutorial from the noted academic. Bookseller Inventory # 16552

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