R. D. Blackmore letter to Francis Abel William Taylor Armstrong [manuscript], 1882 July 1.

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Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900. R. D. Blackmore letter to Francis Abel William Taylor Armstrong [manuscript], 1882 July 1.

R. D. Blackmore letter to Francis Abel William Taylor Armstrong [manuscript], 1882 July 1.

Blackmore discusses wording in the preface to the 20th (1882) edition of "Lorna Doone" which he is changing at the suggestion of Armstrong whose watercolors were the basis for the wood engravings in that edition. He notes that the "cover has turned out a ghastly failure" with a background of "spectral yet bilious green" and is pleased that the publisher will have another designed. He will try to have the publisher send Armstrong six copies including one for "Squire Dickey," presumably Armstrong's younger brother Walter Richard Armstrong, who must have in someway resembled "Squire Dickey," the personable hero of "Christowbell."

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Armstrong, Francis Abel William Taylor, 1849-1920

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Armstrong, Walter, Sir, 1850-1918

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Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900

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Richard Doddridge Blackmore was an English novelist and poet, Blackmore wrote several novels and many volumes of poetry, but is chiefly known for the historical romance Lorna Doone (1869) set on Exmoor. From the description of Richard Doddridge Blackmore letter, 26 Jan. 1895. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 429679657 Richard Doddridge Blackmore, British novelist and fruit farmer, best known for his Lorna Doone. From the description of R. D. Blackmore ma...