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The Complete Works of John Ruskin in: RUSKIN, John

RUSKIN, John

Published by George Allen and Unwin, 1903 - 1912. (1912)

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About this Item: George Allen and Unwin, 1903 - 1912., 1912. The Library Edition of the complete works of John Ruskin completed in 39 volumes over a period of nine years. Comprising the totality of his known works with many letters and previously unpublished material up to that date and forms a tremendous record of the achievement of one of Britain's foremost art critics who was also an accomplished artist in his own right as well as being an important patron, philanthropist and social thinker. Arguably his most important achievements in his lifetime were the championing of the pre-Raphaelites and his important defence of J.M.W. Turner which brought him to prominence early in his life. The edition was the outcome of twelve years work by Edward Tyas Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, although Cook completed the bulk of the editing. The aim of The Library Edition was to provide the complete works of Ruskin both literary and artistic, in uniform volumes. The edition was undertaken by Messrs. George Allen, Ruskin's publishers. Illustrated by 820 wood blocks and 990 full-page plates with 120 facsimiles of MSS., the edition includes 269 plates of Ruskin's own drawings of which 200 had never before been published. Portraits of Ruskin are used as frontispieces to some of the volumes. The press work was carried out by Messrs. Ballantyne of Edinburgh, and the weight of type amounted to nine tons, whilst the printing ink weighed 1800lbs. Printed on hand-made, linen rag paper (about 87tons) with a double watermark of Ruskin's monogram and seal. The edition consisted of 2062 sets, of which 2000 were available for sale to subscribers for the full set. The first volume was published on 27 March 1903. George Allen did not live to see the completion of the edition dying on 5 September 1907, his children taking over the firm. A Fine set in publisher's deluxe full stamped morocco binding, unused and completely unopened. This binding is unrecorded in James Dearden's Monograph on the Library Edition and as far as I can trace has only appeared twice at auction in the last 50 years; once in the early 1970's and again in 2003. The front and rear boards are a reworking of the pattern used for the first edition of The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1849, designed by W. Harry Rogers and bound by Westleys. However it is here from a completely new die as the stamping is in the negative compared to The Seven Lamps and whilst adhering to the design, it has been rendered more 'Arts & Crafts', the lines cleaner and the illustrations of the animals more stylised. The roundel on the spines encloses a peacock, relating to Ruskin's association with Venice and this appears to be a re-drawing of Ruskin's own drawing which appears in the Library Edition [Volume IX, Plate VIII]. The binder is unacknowledged although a number of loosely inserted slips refer to the morocco supplied by the firm of John S. Deed and Sons. In exceptional condition with only a few very light scuffs and some dustiness, this is as near perfect a set as you could wish for. Seller Inventory # 36630

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La Bible d'Amiens: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

Published by Mercure de France (1904)

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About this Item: Mercure de France, 1904. Couverture rigide. - Mercure de France, Paris 1904, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Marcel Proust, un des exemplaires de première émission numérotés à la presse, il n'a été tiré que 7 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin marron, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque Rare envoi autographe signé de Marcel Proust à Georges Goyau : « A Monsieur Georges Goyau. Son admirateur affectueux et reconnaissant Marcel Proust » Ce dernier était un historien et essayiste français qui collaborait notamment à la Revue des deux mondes, il était également l'époux de Lucie Faure-Goyau, une des amies d'enfance de Marcel Proust. Le 18 décembre 1904, il publia un article encenseur sur La Bible d'Amiens dans le Gaulois, suite à une sollicitation de Proust lui-même, qui accompagnait probablement cet exemplaire. Dans la lettre de remerciements qui suivit la parution de cet article, Marcel Proust confia à Georges Goyau sa conception philosophique du travail d'un traducteur : « Vous savez quelle admiration j'ai pour Ruskin. Et comme je crois que chacun de nous a charge des âmes qu'il aime particulièrement, charge de les faire connaître et aimer, de leur éviter le froissement des malentendus et la nuit, l'obscurité comme on dit, de l'oubli, vous savez de quelles mains - scrupuleuses - mais pieuses et aussi douces que j'ai pu - j'ai touché à celle-là. » Précieux exemplaire comportant un affectueux envoi autographe de Marcel Proust sur sa première traduction de Ruskin. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John. La Bible d'Amiens [The Bible of Amiens] Mercure de France, Paris 1904, 12 x 19 cm, contemporary shagreen First edition in French, translated by Marcel Proust, a first issue copy numbered in the press, of which there were only 7 grand papier (deluxe) copies on Hollande paper. Contemporary half brown shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers preserved. Rare autograph inscription signed by Marcel Proust to Georges Goyau: "à Monsieur Georges Goyau. Son admirateur affectueux et reconnaissant Marcel Proust [For Monsieur Georges Goyeau. His grateful and affectionate admirer]." Goyeau was a French historian and essayist who worked for, notably, the Revue des deux mondes. He was also the husband of Lucie Faure-Goyau, one of Proust's childhood friends. On 18 December 1904, having been approached by Proust himself (probably at the same time he received this book), Goyeau published a highly laudatory article on the The Bible of Amiens in le Gaulois. In his thank you letter after the article appeared, Proust confided to Goyeau his philosophical conception of a translator's task: "You know what admiration I have for Ruskin. And as I feel we are all responsible for the souls we love, responsible for making them known and loved; helping them avoid the unpleasantness of being misunderstood and the night, or obscurity as it is called, of being forgotten, you know how scrupulously - but delicately and as gently as possible - I undertook this task." A handsome copy with an affectionate autograph inscription from Marcel Proust on his first translation of Ruskin. Seller Inventory # 46291

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Sésame et les lys: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

Published by Mercure de France (1906)

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About this Item: Mercure de France, 1906. couverture souple. - Mercure de France, Paris 1906, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise-étui. - Edition originale sur papier courant de la traduction française, des notes et de la préface établies par Marcel Proust. Rare envoi autographe signé de Marcel Proust à Pierre du Breuil de Saint-Germain. Infimes manques angulaires sans gravité sur le dos et en pieds des plats ainsi que des pages de titre et de faux-titre, papier fragile comme généralement. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise-étui en plein maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, intérieur de daim kaki, chemise-étui signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John. Sésame et les lys [Sesame and Lilies] Mercure de France, Paris 1906, 12 x 19 cm, original wrappers with custom slipcase First edition in French on ordinary paper, notes and preface by Marcel Proust. Rare autograph inscription from Marcel Proust to Pierre du Breuil de Saint-Germain. Tiny angular lacks (not serious) to spine and foot of covers as well as title and half-title, the paper fragile as usual. This copy has a chemise and slipcase of black morocco, gilt date at foot of spine, lined with khaki suede, by P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Seller Inventory # 45134

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Sésame et les lys: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

Published by Mercure de France (1906)

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About this Item: Mercure de France, 1906. couverture souple. - Mercure de France, Paris 1906, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale de la traduction française, des notes et de la préface établies par Marcel Proust, un des exemplaires de première émission numérotés à la presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Marcel Proust à l'écrivain, critique musical et journaliste Edouard Trogan, nom de plume de Louis Joubert. Une petite éraflure sans gravité en pied du premier plat. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise et un étui en demi percaline caramel pastiche signés de Goy & Vilaine. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition in French, translated by Marcel Proust. Notes and preface also by Proust. A first impression copy numbered in the press. Handsome autograph inscription from Marcel Proust to the writer, muscial critic and journalist Edouard Trogan, pseudonym of Louis Joubert. A small tear, not serious, to foot of upper cover. This copy has a pastiche chemise and slipcase in half light brown cloth by Goy & Vilaine. Seller Inventory # 53293

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The King of the Golden River.: RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN,

RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN, John.

Published by London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1932 (1932)

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About this Item: London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1932, 1932. Octavo. Original limp vellum, titles to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. With the original slipcase (with hand-numbered spine label). Housed in a custom made green quarter morocco, fleece-lined solander box. Endpapers cockled, vellum a little puckered at corners (both having occurred during the binding process: a common trait with this book). An excellent copy. Colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Deluxe edition, number 318 of 570 copies signed by the artist. With a delightful original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed and dated "Arthur Rackham 1932") on the limitation leaf, depicting the twelve year old Gluck opening the window to Southwest Wind, Esquire. Latimore & Haskell pp. 67-68; Riall p. 176. Seller Inventory # 113250

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The Works of John Ruskin. Edited by: Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John

Published by George Allen and Longmans, Green, and Co, London and New York (1909)

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About this Item: George Allen and Longmans, Green, and Co, London and New York, 1909. Library edition, one of 2062 copies printed. Abundantly illustrated. 37 vols. 8vo (9-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches). With Ruskin A.L.s. Profusely illustrated (including many previously unpublished drawings) and scrupulously annotated, the Library Edition remains the definitive collection of Ruskin's work; two thousand and sixty-two copies were printed, of which two thousand were for sale.The autograph letter, to an unnamed correspondent, on printed letterhead ("Brantwood, Coniston, Lancs." in the Lake District), reads as follows: "My dear sir, May I keep the [?spi?] to end of this week. I most carelessly did not notice the things [?about] elastic threads - and so stupidly bothered you yesterday, Gratefully Yrs., J Ruskin". Three quarter red morocco, spines gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Spines uniformly mellowed, some very slight rubbing, else a fine set, with an autograph letter (signed "JRuskin") inserted at the half-title to vol. I Abundantly illustrated. 37 vols. 8vo (9-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches) Library edition, one of 2062 copies printed. Seller Inventory # 62046

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La bible d'Amiens: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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About this Item: Mercure de France, 1904. Couverture rigide. - Mercure de France, Paris 1904, 12x19cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Marcel Proust, un des exemplaires de première émission numérotés à la presse. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline indigo, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin rouge, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque; chemise-étui en plein maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, intérieur de daim bleu marine, chemise-étui signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe de l'auteur à son jeune ami écrivain Max Daireaux. S'il a bien connu la famille Daireaux à Neuilly ce n'est qu'en 1908 à leur retour de Buenos Aires que Proust se lie d'amitié avec le jeune Max, de treize ans son cadet. Ils entretiendront, pendant plusieurs années, une importante correspondance essentiellement littéraire. On note ainsi que la première lettre de Proust à ce nouvel ami, écrite en septembre 1908 sous forme de poème dédicatoire, est jointe à un exemplaire des Plaisirs et les jours. Plus tard, Proust appuiera la publication des écrits de son protégé dans le Figaro et, en 1913, sollicitera ses lumières scientifiques lors de la correction de son manuscrit de la Recherche. Il lui soulignera à cette occasion qu'il a utilisé dans "Les Jeunes filles" une anecdote survenue chez les Daireaux: " Il n'y a (dans le second volume) qu'un seul mot bête et il a été dit par moi chez vous." (lettre du 19 juin 1913). [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation by Marcel Proust, one of the copies of the first issue numbered press. Binding to bradel half calico indigo, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, double thread tail piece as red shagreen dishes marbled paper covers preserved, contemporary binding. Valuable autograph of the author to his young writer friend Max Daireaux. If he had known the family Daireaux Neuilly it was not until 1908 to return to Buenos Aires Proust became friends with the young Max, thirteen years his junior. They will maintain for several years, a significant primarily literary correspondence. We thus note that the first letter from Proust to this new friend, written in September 1908 as a dedicatory poem is attached to a copy of Pleasures and days. Later Proust support the publication of the writings of his protege in the Figaro and in 1913, its scientists seek when correcting his manuscript Research lights. It will highlight it on this occasion he used in "The Girls" anecdote occurred in Daireaux: "There is (in the second volume) one word beast and it has been said by me in you . "(letter of 19 June 1913). Seller Inventory # 42817

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The Cornhill Magazine: Volumes 1-29, 34-114, 125-129: THACKERAY, William Makepeace,

THACKERAY, William Makepeace, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Meredith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, John Ruskin, Matthew Arnold, et al.

Published by Smith, Elder and Co.; John Murray, London (1933)

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About this Item: Smith, Elder and Co.; John Murray, London, 1933. Condition: Good. Magazine. 105 bound volumes and 98 individual issues in wrappers. Octavos. A long run from 1860--1933 of this famous Victorian literary magazine known for debuting the works of many important English writers. At the cost of one shilling, each issue provided a serial installment of a novel, short stories, poetry, and diverse articles. It also featured illustrations by George du Maurier, Frederic Leighton, Edwin Landseer, John Everett Millais, and other leading artists. Most were engraved on wood by the Brothers Dalziel, and include numerous full-page and folding plates. The set includes volumes 1-29 (January 1860-June 1874), 34-114 (July 1876-December 1916), and volumes 125-129 (January 1922-June 1924) bound in contemporary publisher's cloth or full linen boards. Also included are 98 monthly issues (numbers 337-450) in the original printed wrappers (July 1924-December 1933, lacking July 1930, and May, November, and December 1931). Among the many complete works included in this long run are the first appearances of Framley Parsonage, The Claverings, and two other novels by Trollope, as well as Thackeray's The Adventures of Philip and his complete column: "Roundabout Papers." Other works from the 1860s include Romola by George Eliot, Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, Armadale by Wilkie Collins, Unto This Last by John Ruskin, Culture and Anarchy by Matthew Arnold, and Tennyson's "Tithonus." Works from the 1870s and 1880s include The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith, Daisy Miller and Washington Square by Henry James, The Pavilion on the Links and The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson, and the first 29 chapters of Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement was first published anonymously by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1884, and The White Company first appeared under his name in 1891-92. The Lagoon by Joseph Conrad appeared in 1897. Cornhill maintained its high reputation up through the 1930s. Works from the early 20th Century include poems and prose pieces by Robert Bridges, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ford Madox Ford, and Katherine Tynan. Most volumes from 1860 to 1901 are bound in contemporary publisher's cloth (with some rebound in full cloth), volumes from 1902 to 1924 are rebound in full cloth (most with the original wrappers included), and single monthly issues from the 1920s and early 1930s are in the original printed wrappers. Ex-library set with bookplates, most 19th Century volumes with a small embossed stamp on the title pages and a perforated stamp on the plates. The earliest volumes are chipped at the spines and edges, a few with split spines and detached boards, else overall a good set of bound volumes; the single issues in wraps are unmarked and very good or better. A very nice assemblage of notable 19th Century literature and illustrations. Seller Inventory # 371693

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John Ruskin

Published by IndyPublish.com (2004)

ISBN 10: 1414272960 ISBN 13: 9781414272962

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About this Item: IndyPublish.com, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1414272960

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La Bible d'Amiens: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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About this Item: Mercure de France, 1904. couverture souple. - Mercure de France, Paris 1904, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale de la traduction, des notes et de la préface établies par Marcel Proust, un des exemplaires de première émission numérotés à la presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à la baronne de Pierrebourg : ". hommage de respectueuse reconnaissance." Restaurations et manque comblés aux premiers feuillets, agréable exemplaire au papier fragile. La baronne Marguerite Aimery Harty de Pierrebourg, femme de lettres et maîtresse de Paul Hervieu, tenait un Salon littéraire brillant où se sont croisés notamment Raymond Poincaré, Henri de Régnier, Paul Valéry, Alfred Capus, Abel Hermant, René Boylesve, Edmond Jaloux, Gérard d'Houville, Edouard Estaunié, André Gide, Gabriele d'Annunzio et Robert de Flers. Régulièrement fréquenté par Proust, le « Salon de l'avenue du bois » de Madame de Pierrebourg fut avec celui de sa rivale Madeleine Lemaire, et ceux de Madame Strauss et de Madame Aubernon, le creuset des nombreux portraits psychologiques de la Recherche. Mais Marguerite de Pierrebourg, Claude Ferval de son nom de plume, était surtout une romancière admirée de Proust à laquelle il confiait, à chaque nouveau roman qu'elle publiait, son admiration et son propre désir d'écriture. Ainsi dans une lettre de 1903, l'émouvant commentaire d'un passage de Plus fort semble-t-il annoncer, dix ans avant la Recherche, le futur sacrifice de Proust à l'écriture et, dans le roman, l'échec de Swann à atteindre cette grâce : « Dans tout cela une philosophie sur laquelle on voudrait revenir et vous demander par exemple si c'est bien vrai que la vie nous accorde la grâce que nous désirons à condition que nous lui sacrifions le reste. Si on pensait que cela peut servir à quelque chose de sacrifier le reste, ce serait bien vite fait. Mais le reste abêtit, empêche de voir en face sa douleur. Enfin c'est difficile à dire. Mais vous avez raison. » Ce sentiment qui lui est encore si « difficile à dire », c'est précisément le sujet même de la Recherche. Et son aboutissement, la reconquête de cette vie par l'œuvre romanesque, il en formulera plus aisément l'impérieuse nécessité dans une lettre à Pierrebourg de 1908 : « vous êtes romancier, vous ! Si je pouvais créer comme vous des êtres et des situations, que je serais heureux ! » Assertion à laquelle fait écho l'interrogation de Proust : « Suis-je romancier ? » au début de son premier carnet. Car cette année est aussi celle du début de l'écriture de la Recherche dont on trouve la genèse dans ce fameux « carnet de 1908 ». Plus qu'une conseillère bienveillante Mme de Pierrebourg inspirera le personnage d'Odette (jusqu'au prénom d'Odette, emprunté à un roman autobiographique de Ferval) et sera l'un des plus fervents soutiens de Du Côté de chez Swann. Précieuse dédicace qui fait écho à celle que Proust lui adressera dix ans plus tard sur le premier volume de La Recherche. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition in French, translated by Marcel Proust. Notes and preface also by Proust. A first impression copy numbered in the press. Handsome autograph inscription from Marcel Proust to Madame de Pierrebourg : ". hommage de respectueuse reconnaissance." Repairs and lack (filled in) to the first leaves, a good copy with fragile paper. La baronne Marguerite Aimery Harty de Pierrebourg, femme de lettres et maîtresse de Paul Hervieu, tenait un Salon littéraire brillant où se sont croisés notamment Raymond Poincaré, Henri de Régnier, Paul Valéry, Alfred Capus, Abel Hermant, René Boylesve, Edmond Jaloux, Gérard d'Houville, Edouard Estaunié, André Gide, Gabriele d'Annunzio et Robert de Flers. Régulièrement fréquenté par Proust, le « Salon de l'avenue du bois » de Madame de Pierrebourg fut avec celui de sa rivale Madeleine Lemaire, et ceux de Madame Strauss et de Madame Aubernon, le creuset des nombreux portraits psychologiques de la Recherche. Mais Marguerite de Pierrebourg, Claude Ferval de son nom de plume, était surtout une romancière admir. Seller Inventory # 48167

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RUSKIN John

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About this Item: 1849. First Edition. RUSKIN, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture. WITH: The Stones of Venice. Three volumes. WITH: Modern Painters. Five volumes. WITH: RUSKIN, John. Autograph letter to George Allen, dated October 11, 1875 and initialed. London: Smith, Elder, 1849; 1851-1853; 1851-1860. In all, nine volumes. Quarto, contemporary full blue crushed morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; letter is single sheet of wove stationery, measuring 4-1/2 by 7 inches, folded. $9800.Lovely collection of three of Ruskin’s major works (The Seven Lamps of Architecture and The Stones of Venice in first edition), illustrated with over 150 full-page engravings and beautifully bound in rich contemporary morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Accompanied by an original autograph letter from Ruskin to artist, engraver and friend George Allen, regarding the engraving of one of Ruskin’s drawings and the distribution of several publications, initialed "J.R."John Ruskin, writer, critic, and artist, was the foremost dictator of public taste in Victorian England. The Seven Lamps of Architecture, The Stones of Venice and Modern Painters remain three of his most popular and influential works. In them, he champions the Gothic Revival movement in art and decoration, and first puts forward the idea that the Gothic style was supreme for its truth to nature and its moral force. "Taken in the mass, these volumes contain the most valuable contributions to art-literature the language can show they contain worlds of thought, imagination, and knowledge such as no other art-writer can educe It is impossible but that Art should be the better for them" (Allibone, 1895). This collection includes the first edition of The Seven Lamps of Architecture, the first edition of The Stones of Venice, and mixed editions of Modern Painters. "Clouds, mountains, landscapes, towers, churches, trees, flowers and herbs were drawn with wonderful precision, minuteness of detail and delicacy of hand, solely to recall some specific aspect of nature or art, of which he wished to retain a record. In his gift for recording the most subtle characters of architectural carvings and details, Ruskin has hardly been surpassed by the most distinguished painters" (NNDB). Artist and engraver George Allen, to whom the accompanying autograph letter is addressed, joined a class in drawing taught by Ruskin at Working Men’s College in 1854, and soon became Ruskin’s assistant. He later resigned his other positions to devote his talents entirely to engraving Ruskin's works. "Ruskin wrote in all over 1,300 letters to George Allen— the men were close friends and their correspondence contains both personal matters and those relating to art and business" (Columbia University). In this letter, Ruskin discusses "the drawing for our first plate, [which he would have sent earlier], but the feather when finished, got a great blot from the ivory ruler! and had to be scratched and repaired I have no doubt your engraving will be beautiful— my hand shakes a little now with age, or tea drinking, and much spoils my work." Original cloth covers and spines bound in the rear of each volume. Early owner signatures in some volumes. Armorial bookplate.A fine collection, beautifully bound and illustrated, with splendid autograph letter. Seller Inventory # 62998

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RUSKIN, John. E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn (Editors).

Published by George Allen. 1903 - 1912., London. (1903)

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About this Item: George Allen. 1903 - 1912., London., 1903. 39 vols. Large 8vo. (250 x 176 mm). Monochrome and colour plates and text illustrations throughout. Contemporary burgundy half-morocco by W. J. Mansell with his stamp to front free endpapers verso, marbled boards and endpapers, banded spines with gilt titles, t.e.g. others uncut. The complete literary works of John Ruskin. This edition remains the only collected edition of Ruskin, limited to 2062 copies and produced to a very high standard at the Ballantyne Press. Seller Inventory # 43363

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Works., The: RUSKIN, John

RUSKIN, John

Published by London: George Allen, 1903 (1903)

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About this Item: London: George Allen, 1903, 1903. The Definitive EditionRUSKIN, John. The Works of John Ruskin. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. London: George Allen, 1903-1912.Library Edition. Limited to 2,062 copies (of which 2,000 are for sale). Complete in thirty-nine large octavo volumes (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; 242 x 165 mm.). Frontispieces and plates (including chromolithographs, photogravures (some tinted blue or sepia), and engravings), numerous text illustrations, and facsimiles. Printed at the Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh.Bound in contemporary three-quarter green levant morocco over green cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Several volumes sunned at spine. With the bookplates of Ernest Ridley Debenham. Overall, a fine set."The object of the editors has been to put the readers of this edition in possession of a complete collection of Ruskin's published Writings." It includes "all Ruskin's books now current in other editions?a reissue of all publications by him now out of print or only privately circulated?all his letters, articles, and other scattered writings, printed but not heretofore collected?and a collation of all the different editions, thus bringing together within the pages of each book everything that he at any time published in it." This edition also includes "all the illustrations inserted by Ruskin in his books, and all the drawings by him which have hitherto been published [many printed from the original plates]. These are an essential portion of his work" (Preface to This Edition). The last volume contains a bibliography, a catalogue of the manuscripts, and a full index to Ruskin's works.John Ruskin (1819-1900), "English writer, critic, and artist who championed the Gothic Revival movement in architecture and the decorative arts and had a strong influence upon public taste in art in Victorian England" (Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature). His major works include Modern Painters (1843-1860), The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849), The Stones of Venice (1851-1853), Lectures on Architecture and Painting (1854), The Political Economy of Art (1857), Unto This Last (1862), Essays on Political Economy (1862-1863, later Munera Pulveris, 1872), Sesame and Lilies (1865), and Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain (1871-1884). His story The King of the Golden River (1851) was one of the earliest English fantasies for children.Sir Ernest Ridley Debenham, 1st Baronet (26 May 1865-25 December 1952), was a British businessman. He was responsible for the considerable expansion of the family's retail and wholesale drapery firm between 1892 and 1927. Educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the successful business in Wigmore Street, London, which had been run by his grandfather and father. His restructuring activities led to the splitting of the manufacturing from the retail side of the business, under the name Debenham & Freebody (Freebody was the maiden name of his grandmother). He effected a merger with Marshall & Snelgrove as well as a takeover of Harvey Nichols. He was noted for his paternalistic attitude towards his staff, providing medical and educational support. He was also a pioneer in the dairy industry. On his retirement he sold most of his shares in the firm for £1.8M, so severing his family's connections with the retail chain that still bears his name. He was created a Baronet, of Bladen in the County of Dorset, in 1931 (Wikipedia). Seller Inventory # 01349

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PROUST (Marcel) & RUSKIN (John)

Published by Paris, Société du Mercure de France, 1904 (1904)

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About this Item: Paris, Société du Mercure de France, 1904, 1904. Couverture rigide. Condition: Très bon. 1ère édition. In-12, plein maroquin prune janséniste, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, double filet sur les coupes, quadruple filet d'encadrement des contreplats, couvertures cons. (rel. signée de M. Albinhac), 1 f. blanc, 347 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Edition originale française, traduction, notes et longue préface (de plus de cent pages) de Marcel Proust Un des exemplaires du tirage courant numérotés, n° 903 (après 7 ex. sur Hollande). Envoi autographe signé de Marcel Proust à Édouard Rod, écrivain et journaliste suisse (1857-1910) : " A Monsieur Edouard Rod. Hommage de respectueuse et profonde admiration. Marcel Proust ". Comme, en 1896, Edouard Rod avait publié une bonne critique des Plaisirs et les Jours dans Le Gaulois (cf. Correspondance, II, n° 36), Proust espéra une critique de sa traduction de La Bible d’Amiens. Le critique dut dire à Proust tout le bien qu’il en pensait, puisque, dans une lettre datée de mai 1904, Proust lui répond : «Si je n’étais dans un état de santé chaque jour empiré j’aurais été (.) vous remercier aussi d’avoir pris la peine de m’écrire à propos de mon étude sur Ruskin et de ma traduction de La Bible d’Amiens. Si jamais au cours d’un article vous aviez l’occasion de le signaler j’en serai très fier et très heureux.» Malgré cette supplique, il semble que Rod n’ait pas consacré de chronique dans le Figaro à la traduction de Proust. Très bel exemplaire. Deux petites éraflures sur le premier plat. Signé par l'auteur. Livre d'occasion. Seller Inventory # 3221

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Works: RUSKIN, John. [Alexander

RUSKIN, John. [Alexander WEDDERBURN and Edward Tyas COOK, editors].

Published by [Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh] for George Allen in London. 1903-12. (1903)

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About this Item: [Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh] for George Allen in London. 1903-12., 1903. First and only complete collected edition, a superb and handsome set completed with 2 volumes of Cook's 'Life of Ruskin' (1911) uniformly bound (41 vols. in all. 'The edition was the outcome of twelve years work by Edward Tyas Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, although Cook completed the bulk of the editing. The aim of The Library Edition was to provide the complete works of Ruskin, both literary and artistic, in uniform volumes. The edition was undertaken by Messrs. George Allen, Ruskin's publishers. Illustrated by 820 wood blocks and 990 full-page plates with 120 facsimiles of MSS., the edition includes 269 plates of Ruskin's own drawings of which 200 had never before been published. Portraits of Ruskin are used as frontispieces to some of the volumes. The press work was carried out by Messrs. Ballantyne of Edinburgh, and the weight of type amounted to nine tons, whilst the printing ink weighed 1800lbs. Printed on hand-made, linen rag paper (about 87tons) with a double watermark of Ruskin's monogram and seal. The edition consisted of 2062 sets, of which 2000 were available for sale to subscribers for the full set. The first volume was published on 27 March 1903. George Allen did not live to see the completion of the edition dying on 5 September 1907, his children taking over the firm . Cook and Wedderburn provide the standard reference work for Ruskin studies.' (from the University of Lancaster's Preface to their electronic edition).'The apogee of Ruskin's immediate influence was marked by the decision to publish a monumental Library Edition of his complete works in thirty-nine volumes, edited by E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, which appeared between 1903 and 1912. Although biographically reticent and presenting a liberal version of Ruskin (as did Cook's entry in the Dictionary of National Biography), this became the foundation for future Ruskin scholarship' (Oxford DNB). 39 volumes (complete), large 8vo. Numerous plates and illustrations. Contemporary midnight blue half morocco, gilt, by Mansell. Top edges gilt, other uncut. Marbled sides occasionally slightly foxed, a few tiny scuffs or scratches. Completed with 2 volumes of Cook's 'Life of Ruskin' (1911) uniformly bound. Seller Inventory # 5638

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A WEEK'S TRAMP In DICKENS-LAND. Together with: Dickens, Charles. 1812

Dickens, Charles. 1812 - 1870]. [Guild of Women-Binders]. Hughes, William R[ichard. 1830 - 1899]. Kitton, F[rederic]. G[eorge. 1856 - 1904] - Illustrator. Chapman, Frederick - Recipient. Sala, George Augustus [1828 - 1895]. Jerrold, Douglas William [1803 - 1857]. Hogarth, George [1783 - 1870]. Rossetti, Dante Gabriel [1828 - 1882]. Smith, Charles Roach [1807 - 1890]. Lemon, Mark [1809 - 1870]. Ruskin, John [1819 - 1900]. Wordsworth, Christopher [1807 - 1885]

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, London, 1891. One volume bound into 2: xx, 160; [161] - 432 pp (including Index). Tipped in on fly leaf of Vol I, a 12-page booklet titled "An Interesting Dickens Collection", of which only 100 copies were printed on June 9th, 1887. Holograph title page in V. 2 facing an engraved frontispiece portrait of a young Charles Dickens. Color frontispiece. Published with 100+ illustrations by Kitton, et al. Letter facsimiles. This 1/20 limited copy with 5 additional inserted plates & facsimiles. Also, extra-illustrated for presentation, including 130+ additional plates, many of them india proofs, along with steel plate engravings & etchings [16 hand-colored, 3 in sepia tone], some folding. Additionally, inserted on mounts are 7 ALs letters [see below], as well as a signed CDV of Rev. Dr. Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln. 8vo. About 20 years after the death of Dickens, the author and his friend & fellow Dickensian, Mr. F. G. Kitton, decided to find and visit the real-life settings for the scenes in Dickens's novels and stories. Following their trip, Chapman & Hall published this limited edition in 20 copies with more than a hundred in-text illustrations showing these venues, with five extra illustrations including two matte collodion portrait photographs of the author and Mr. Kitton. Our copy is additionally extra adorned with 7 authograph letters by George Augustus Sala (2), Douglas Jerrold (3), George Hogarth (4), Dante G. Rossetti (5) (referring to Mr. Swinburne's affairs), Charles Roach Smith (6), Mark Lemon (7), and John Ruskin (8); and also includes an authograph and signed carte de visite by Rev. Dr. Wordsworth (9), bishop of Lincoln. (1) The Guild of Women-Binders was founded by Frank Karslake (who also founded The Hampstead Bindery) in 1898. It operated until 1904 as a loosely-knit federation of women binders from such groups as the Edinburgh Social Union, the Kirkby Lonsdale Handicraft Class, the Chiswick Art Workers' Guild, and Miss Bassett's Leighton Buzzard Handicraft Class for crippled girls, among others. Some of the more outstanding women binders represented by the Guild included Miss Constance Karslake, Miss Edith de Rheims, Florence de Rheims, Miss Helen Schofield, Mrs. Frances Knight, Mrs. Macdonald, Miss Lilian Overton, Miss Gaskell and Miss Edwards. The Guild, together with its counterpart, The Hampstead Bindery, published "The Bookbindings of To-morrow" in 1902, and held both exhibitions and sales of their bindings at Sotheby's. (2) George Augustus Sala was a renown British journalist. In 1851 Charles Dickens accepted his article, "The Key of the Street," for his journal, Household Words. This was the first of many articles that Dickens published over the next few years. In April, 1856, Dickens sent Sala to Russia as the journal's special correspondent. Sala also contributed to the author's next venture, "All the Year Round." (3) Douglas William Jerrold was an English dramatist and writer. He founded and edited for some time, with indifferent success, the Illuminated Magazine, Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, and Douglas Jerrold's Weekly Newspaper; and under his editorship Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper rose from almost nonentity to a circulation of 582,000. The history of his later years is little more than a catalogue of his literary productions, interrupted now and again by brief visits to the Continent or to the country. Douglas Jerrold died at his house, Kilburn Priory, in London on the 8 June 1857 and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery, where Charles Dickens was a pall-bearer. Dickens gave a public reading to raise money for Jerrold's widow. (4) George Hogarth was a Scottish newspaper editor, music critic, and musicologist. He authored several books on opera and Victorian musical life in addition to contributing articles to various publications. From 1846?1866 he worked as a music critic for The Daily News, a paper which was founded by Charles Dickens. He had previously met Dickens in 1834 while they were both working for the Morning. Seller Inventory # 2230.6

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The Stones of Venice` with Signed Photograph: Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John

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About this Item: Smith, Elder, and Co. 1851-53, London, 1851. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. 1st ed.. An attractive 3 v. first edition set of Ruskin`s treatise on art and architecture, with a separate sepia photograph of the author taken by Elliot & Fry, Victorian photographers, and signed by Ruskin himself. 3 v. set top edges gilt. Heraldic ex-libris to front pastedown of v.1. Occasional foxing and other marks. Ex-booksellers` stickers to pastedowns. Otherwise in reasonably nice condition. Used book. Seller Inventory # 295

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RUSKIN (John)

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About this Item: Smith Elder And Co., London, 1846-1860. Engraved frontispiece in vols. 3-5 and 100 plates. Third Edition of vol.1, First Edition of vols.2-5. 5 volumes. Large 8vo. [263 x 175 x 205 mm]. lxiii, [i], 422, [1], 32 pp; xvi, 217, [5] pp; xix, [i], 348, 16 pp; xii, 411, [1], 16 pp; xvi, 384, [32] pp. Bound c.1900 by Riviere & Son (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in brown goatskin, the covers with a gilt triple fillet border. The spines divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and third and dated at the foot, the others tooled with a large flower, sprigs, stars and roundels, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt double fillet, the turn-ins with gilt rolls, dark green glazed paper endleaves, top edges gilt, the others untrimmed. With the original cloth covers and spines bound in at the end. With the half-titles and advertisements. [With] RUSKIN (John). The Seven Lamps of Architecture. 14 lithographed plates. First Edition. Large 8vo. [263 x 175 x 25 mm]. viii, [iv], 205, [1], 16 pp. Uniformly bound with the above. London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1849 With the half-title, slip announcing The Stones of Venice and advertisements. [And] RUSKIN (John). The Stones of Venice. 53 engraved and chromo-lithographed plates. First Edition. 3 volumes. Large 8vo. [263 x 175 x 120 mm]. xv, [i], 413, 16 pp; vi, [ii], 394, [2], 16 pp; [2]ff, 362, [2], 14 pp. Uniformly bound with the above. London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1851-1853 With the half-titles, errata slip and advertisements Fine copies of all three works. Bookplates of Samuel Clement Burchell jr (crossed through) and Robert Watchorn. Modern Painters has an old pencil price of £55/-/, The Seven Lamps of Architecture has £22/-/ and Stones of Venice has £45/-/ and all three works have the initials "RW" and date 3/8/70 at the rear. From the library of Sir Brian Mackenna, sold Christie's, 20/11/1998, lot 95. Seller Inventory # ebc3758

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John Ruskin

Published by Benediction Classics (2010)

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Ruskin, John; Jackson, Kevin

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About this Item: Pallas Athene. PAPERBACK. Condition: Fine. 0955093821 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI901288

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Sesame and Lilies (Masterpieces of English, Vol.: Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John

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About this Item: Thomas Nelson, 1937. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. B0017VU3LW Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: Thomas Nelson ---Date: 1937 ---Edition: ---Pages: 107 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: None --- Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the only flaw is an inscription to the front endpaper. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B0017VU3LW. Seller Inventory # SKU1014337

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John Ruskin , Edited by Edward Tyas Cook , Alexander Wedderburn

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ISBN 10: 1108008887 ISBN 13: 9781108008884

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About this Item: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 42 Paperback books. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 26428 pages. 14.50x17.00x17.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # x-1108008887

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RUSKIN, John.

Published by London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1886. (1886)

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About this Item: London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1886., 1886. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait with facsimile signature. Full period blue morocco, a.e.g. (a little spotting at ends; front joint cracked, light wear to tips) Very good. 440 pages. Enclosed in a custom 1/2 blue morocco slipcase. With a gift inscription from Lewis Carroll to his sister-in-law, inscribed and signed on the front free endpaper: "Alice J. Dodgson* from her affectionate brother, CL Dodgson. March 20, 1886." *Alice Jane (nee Donkin) Dodgson was married to Lewis Carroll's brother Wilfred. **See letter of 3/18/1886 in The Letters of Lewis Carroll p. 625, to Maud Standen in wherein Carroll mentions his sister-in-law's visit to Oxford in March of 1886. ***Dodgson read and admired the works of John Ruskin (1819-1900) early, and his desire to meet the artist-critic was stimulated by long talks about him with R. St. John Tyrrwhitt (Diaries, p. 106) and, on one occasion at least, with Tennyson (p. 126). Finally the meeting took place. "At Christ Church breakfast met, for the first time, John Ruskin," Dodgson recorded on October 27, 1857 (pp. 128-9). "I had a little conversation with him*. *See p. 326 footnote #1 for a long discussion of Ruskin's meeting with Lewis Carroll and Carroll's later attempts to have him pose for a photograph. Seller Inventory # 300427

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John RUSKIN

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About this Item: Smith, Elder, 1857. 8vo., First Edition, with 48 illustrations (3 full-page) in the text; original decorative cloth, elaborately blocked in blind, gilt back, uncut, covers mildly age-soiled, back a little faded (but all gilt entirely legible), backstrip lightly frayed at head and tail, else a very good, clean, tight copy now housed in a very handsome custom-made green full Chieftan morocco solander case with gilt back and marbled boards. RUSKIN'S OWN COPY WITH HIS BRANTWOOD BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN.Complete with 16pp publisher's catalogue (dated June 1857) bound in at end and the nineteenth century binder's ticket of Westley of London on rear paste-down.First edition of Ruskin's drawing lessons for children. Intended for those without recourse to a drawing-master, it provides a series of eminently practical exercises supported by illustrations.Ruskin was always greatly interested in the teaching of art. Perhaps his most famous pupil was Alice Liddell (Carroll's 'Alice') to whom he taught drawing and painting, as a result of which he appears in 'Alice in Wonderland' as the 'Drawing Master', an 'old Conger Eel' who attended 'once a week' and 'taught us Drawling, Stretching and Fainting in Coils'.Ruskin's lifelong love of the English Lakes began when he sat by Coniston at the age of eighteen, but it was not until his early fifties that he finally purchased Brantwood, one of the most splendid houses in the Lake District. Although he had not seen the interior he reasoned that any house opposite Coniston 'must be beautiful' and in 1871 secured the freehold from William Linton for the sum of £1,500. He moved in a year later, and the house became not merely a blissfully happy home but a renowned centre of artistic and literary endeavour for Ruskin and his circle. Brantwood remains today a place of pilgrimage for admirers and scholars of one of the greatest Victorian polymaths. Seller Inventory # 7511

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Ruskin, John; E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn [eds]

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About this Item: George Allen, 1903. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 39 volume set. A little shelf wear and rubbing to red cloth hardcovers. A little foxing on some of the preliminaries. Owner bookplate (Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Finn) on inside cover of each volume. Otherwise these are tight, unmarked volumes. Hand made linen rag paper with 2 watermarks. Edition of 2062 sets. Profusely illustrated. C/w prospectus booklet advertising the set. Published 1903 - 1912. Seller Inventory # 043864

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Ruskin, John

Published by A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago (1892)

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About this Item: A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, 1892. Crushed green morocco binding with bold gilt stylized lilies and sesame blossoms on cover, gilt-ruled and lettered spine, by PETER VERBURG, noted Chicago binder and pupil of Ellen Gates Starr, eminent Chicago binder. Gilt-stamped pallet on rear dentelle, "P.V., 1905." Verburg bindings are quite scarce. Housed in contemporary calf folding box (defective). Fine. Seller Inventory # 2278

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WORKS OF JOHN RUSKIN. EDITED BY E.T.: RUSKIN,JOHN
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About this Item: 1903. Condition: Fine. RUSKIN, JOHN. WORKS OF JOHN RUSKIN. EDITED BY E.T. COOK AND ALEXANDER WEDEERBURN. London and New York: George Allen and Longmans, Green and Co., 1903-1912. 39 Volumes complete. Profusely illustrated. A sumptuous production, including chromolithographs, photogravures, facsimiles etc. Pages are uncut and largely unopened. Bound in original publishers maroon cloth stamped in gilt. The spines are sunned and the crowns of some volumes are nicked. Internally, fine bright and unread. A major scholastic achievement chronicalling the work of perhaps the most influential intellectual of the victorian era whose influence extended throughout the world and to the present day. Seller Inventory # 87671

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Ruskin, John

Published by Smith Elder and Company, London (1858)

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About this Item: Smith Elder and Company, London, 1858. Full leather. Condition: Good. London: Smith Elder and Company, 1858. Full leather. Nine volumes. Quarto. The Stone of Venice, Modern Painters, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, by John Ruskin. Illustrations drawn and etched by the author.Bound in full red morocco, covers and spine gilt floral decorations, gilt title, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper. Seller Inventory # 847

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John Ruskin

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About this Item: Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. The influence of John Ruskin (1819-1900), both on his own time and on artistic and social developments in the twentieth century, cannot be over-stated. He changed Victorian pe.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 26428 pages. 40.000. Seller Inventory # 9781108008884

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Ruskin, John.

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About this Item: London: Smith, Elder, and Co., First Edition., 1849. Quarto, bound by A. Staderini of Rome in full brown crushed morocco onlay panel in black front and rear, gilt-stamped spine, paneled dentelles, top edge gilt, uncut, ribbon-marker, viii + 205 + [iv] + errata pp. A two-page autograph letter signed by the author has been bound in. Dated April 23, 1849, the letter is addressed to Mr. Smith (George Murray Smith), of Smith, Elder, and expresses the author's displeasure with his proofs of the "Lamp of Beauty" section, in particular his Plate XII. It reads in part: "I intended it to be far different, and I hoped it would have been creditable to the work and to you: I am sadly disappointed in it but I fear it must go as it is." Fine. Architecture, Art, Essay. nxxsl. Seller Inventory # 3284qsl

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