Autograph Letter Signed ‘Lonsdale Ragg’, to Mrs. Woodward, encouraging her tree researches. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, fold marks, minor blemishes. The Tree Lover, 5 January 1932. Canon Lonsdale Ragg (1866-1945), author of Dante and his Italy (1907) and Things Seen In Venice (1912). Frederick Rolfe’s The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole, his autobiographical novel set in Venice, contains a merciless portrait of the Raggs as ‘Exeter and Emily Warden’.