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Sésame et les lys: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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Item Description: 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] Edition on current paper the French translation, notes and preface prepared by Marcel Proust. Rare autograph dedication signed by Marcel Proust Pierre Breuil Saint-Germain. Tiny angular gaps minor on the back and feet flat and title pages and half-title, as generally weak paper. Bookseller Inventory # 45134

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La Bible d'Amiens: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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Item Description: 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] First edition of the French translation by Marcel Proust, one of the first numbered copy of the press issue, he was shot 7 Holland paper in leading copies. Bound in half brown shagreen, spine 5 nerves boards marbled paper, and contreplats guards handmade paper, wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding Rare autograph dedication signed Goyau Georges Proust: "A Monsieur Georges Goyau His loving admirer and grateful Marcel Proust." He was a French historian and essayist who was working in particular with the Revue des Deux Mondes, he was also the husband of Lucie Faure-Goyau, one of Marcel Proust's childhood friends. December 18, 1904, he published an article on censer The Bible of Amiens in Gaul, following a request from Proust himself, who accompanied problablement this copy. In the letter of thanks that followed the publication of this article, Marcel Proust told George Goyau his philosophical conception of the work of a translator: "You know what I have admiration for Ruskin And as I think each of us has supported. souls he particularly likes, load them know and love, to avoid wrinkling misunderstandings and night, darkness as they say, forgetting, you know what hands - scrupulous - but pious and as soft as I could - I touched on this one . " Precious copy with a handwritten dedication affectionate Marcel Proust on his first translation of Ruskin. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!. Bookseller Inventory # 46291

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Sésame et les lys: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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Item Description: 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 exmeplaires 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 of the French translation, notes and preface prepared by Marcel Proust, one of the first issue numbered press exmeplaires. Precious autograph signed Marcel Proust the writer, music critic and journalist Edward Trogan, Louis Joubert's pen name. A small scratch without gravity Length of the first flat. Our copy is presented in a shirt and a half percaline caramel case pastiche signed Goy & Vilaine. Bookseller Inventory # 53293

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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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Item Description: Smith, Elder and Co.; John Murray, London, 1933. Hardcover. 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. 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. The magazine 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. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 371693

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La bible d'Amiens: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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Item Description: 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). Bookseller Inventory # 42817

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Collection comprised of;] THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS;: Rackham, Arthur, Illus.]

Rackham, Arthur, Illus.] Moore, Clement C; Ruskin, John; Rossetti, Christina; and Browning Robert

Published by London George C. Harrap & Co 1931; 1932; 1933; 1934 (1934)

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Item Description: London George C. Harrap & Co 1931; 1932; 1933; 1934, 1934. Together four volumes. First Editions, First Printings and each being the vellum bound SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, signed by Arthur Rackham and numbered. Limited to 550 copies (Moore), 575 copies (Ruskin), 410 copies (Rossetti), and 410 copies (Browning). Each book with four fine colour plates and other fine decorations printed in various colours or in black throughout by Arthur Rackham. 8vo, publisher's original de luxe flexible vellum bindings, each one lettered in gilt on the upper cover, Rackham decorated endpapers printed in various colours, each in the original slipcases, three of which with printed paper labels hand-numbered. The set now housed together in a fine custom folding box backed in rust morocco featuring four faux spines with raised bands and fine gilt lettering and tooling. 36pp, 48pp; 46pp; 45pp. Each book is essentially as mint and pristine inside and out, the slipcases well preserved with only minimal evidence of age. The Rossetti is apparently an out of sequence copy, signed by Rackham and with its number blocked out. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED SIGNED ISSUE OF EACH OF THESE CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM. ALL IN AN UNUSUALLY FINE STATE OF PRESERVATION, A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE ALL FOUR OF THESE ANNUAL LIMITED EDITION PUBLICATIONS TOGETHER. Harrap had made arrangements with Rackham to publish two books a year beginning in 1931. Each year there would be one long book and one short one. Collected here are the four short books. In 1931 Clement Moore’s classic Christmas poem received first class treatment by Arthur Rackham, and would be the only one written by an American. This no doubt explains why the copies of the limited edition reserved for America sold out quickly. In England it is considered to be the best known American poem. 1932 brought out John Ruskin's "Golden River". This story is told in the form of a medieval legend, and the illustrations are delightfully expressive of this spirit. It is the only one of the four written in prose. GOBLIN MARKET is a narrative poem by Christina Rossetti. She told her publisher, that the poem, often interpreted as having features of sexual imagery, was not meant for children. However, in public she stated that the poem was intended for children, and went on to write many children's poems. With illustrations both bursting with happiness and sufficiently frightening, fans of this master illustrator were not disappointed with THE PIED PIPER. It remains one of the best of Rackham’s shorter works and perhaps the finest rendition of Browning’s classic yet produced. Bookseller Inventory # 27254

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La Bible d'Amiens: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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Item Description: 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 of the translation, notes and the preface prepared by Marcel Proust, one of the first issue numbered copies to the press. Precious autograph signed by the author Baroness Pierrebourg ". tribute of respectful gratitude ." Restorations and lack met the first sheets, nice copy the fragile paper. Baroness Margaret Aimery Harty Pierrebourg, woman of letters and mistress of Paul Hervieu, took a brilliant literary Salon where particularly have crossed Raymond Poincaré, Henri de Regnier, Paul Valery, Alfred Capus, Abel Hermant, René Boylesve, Jaloux, Gerard Houville of Edward Estaunié, André Gide, Gabriele d'Annunzio and Robert de Flers. Regularly frequented by Proust, the "Avenue of the timber Salon" of Madame de Pierrebourg was with that of its rival Madeleine Lemaire, and those of Mrs. and Mrs. Strauss Aubernon, the crucible of the many psychological portraits of Research. But Margaret of Pierrebourg Claude Ferval his pen name, was primarily a novelist admired Proust when he confided to each new novel she published, his admiratio. Bookseller Inventory # 48167

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THE WORKS OF RUSKIN - LIBRARY EDITION: John Ruskin

John Ruskin

Published by George Allen and Longmans, Green, and Co, London (1903)

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Item Description: George Allen and Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1903. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Free postage worldwide - please see comments at the bottom of this description. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn Published by George Allen and Longmans, Green, and Co, London and New York (1903 - 1912) 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). Beautifully bound in 3/4 Morocco goatskin, these are a very nice addition to any library. Over 100 years old now, they have been looked after, with no page damage to any of the 39 volumes. Covered in the original Goat Skin leather by Deed & Sons (as per photo of Deed & Sons bookplate) and with gilt writing on the spines and gilt highlights on both the front and back covers. The book sellers card, as shown in the photos, regarding the original purchase of the books, will be included with these volumes. Gilt top page edges, uncut on the bottom pages and end pages, with some pages also unopened (please see photos) Impressive books that contain all of the works of Mr Ruskin. The hand made linen rag paper used for these books has an amazing feel to it. Limited to 2000 copies for sale, with another 62 given to universities, important public figures, libraries and museums. The last volume contains a bibliography, a catalogue of the manuscripts, and a full index to Ruskin¿s works. John Ruskin (1819-1900) This edition remains the only fully complete & collected edition of Ruskin's works We are putting these for sale at what we consider a low price. The Works of Ruskin, Library Edition, is a popular item and can be found online, with prices ranging from $5,000 for damaged copies to over $25,000 for great copies (hopefully never opened). Finding these in undamaged condition is rare, as a lot of them have been damaged from library use, not being looked after, or even some volumes lost over the years. So there are a few out there, but you should be aware that condition dictates the asking price. There are a few minor scuff marks to the spines and boards of these volumes, some very minor foxing and the previous owners name written inside the cover - very faint, but it is there and there is one volume that will need a little glue to the front cloth. I am not in the habit of trying to fix books myself before I sell them. Photos are available if requested. I rate these books as in great condition. Used, but never abused. . These volumes have no sun fading to the spines, no pages missing, no water damage of any type, no broken spines, no loose pages, no looseness in the spines, no wear on the gilt titles. A good honest and solid set of The Works of Ruskin. These books when you find them, no matter the binding, are all from the same "Library Edition" if you see that they are "limited to 2062 copies" as stated on the 3rd page of each volume. All about the Works of Ruskin: 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.Approximately 21,500 pages. Profusely illustrated. The books weigh 64 Kilograms (143 Pounds) without packaging and they will be packaged properly and sent in 4 boxes. Postage paid by us with cover if available for your country. The books will be packaged and sent in 4 boxes via air mail. Please message me with any questions. Bookseller Inventory # 000118

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PROUST (Marcel) & RUSKIN (John)

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

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Item Description: Paris, Société du Mercure de France, 1904, 1904. Couverture rigide. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 3221

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Ruskin, John

Published by Smith, Elder, and Co. 1851-53, London (1851)

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Item Description: Smith, Elder, and Co. 1851-53, London, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. 1st ed.. 25.8 x 16.8 cm. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 295

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John RUSKIN

Published by Smith, Elder, (1857)

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 7511

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Ruskin, John (Rackham, Arthur)

Published by George G. Harrap (1932)

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Item Description: George G. Harrap, 1932. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. A sharp copy of this limited edition of 570 copies SIGNED by Arthur Rackham. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by Rackham in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Rackham books. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5307437826

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Ruskin, John

Published by Smith Elder, London (1850)

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Item Description: Smith Elder, London, 1850. Half-Morroco Leather. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ as Issued. 3rd Edition. 8 volumes, the 3rd revised editions of his first two major works. The Stones of Venice and the lives of the Painters issued between 1849 and 1860. Bound in a custom 3/4 green gilt morocco by Root of London with green boards and top edge gilt, Note the first volume contains a 4 page manuscript autograph letter in his own hand dated London 1885 and signed by John Ruskin to a colleague with whom he discusses art and architecture. Joints weak here and there but else a near fine set in a superb binding. Size: Royal 8vo. Large. By Author. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 002832

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Ruskin, John. Emily Andrews [Patmore]. Charles J. Billson.

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Item Description: J. Vincent, Oxford, 1839. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Handled by Blackwell in Oxford with its small sticker on one of the front free endpapers. Pencilled on the second free endpaper is the following statement: "This copy was bound & presented by J. Ruskin to the lady afterwards the first Mrs. P." The reference is to Emily Andrews, daughter of Ruskin's boyhood tutor in Greek (Edward Andrews) and a playmate of Ruskin's. She later became the first wife of another Ruskin family friend, Coventry Patmore, who had two wives after her death. If the penciled reference is accurate, this is one of the most desirable copies of Ruskin's rare first book. In ink on the same endpaper is the following: "Charles J Billson from FWP September 5th 1894." The initials are not exactly clear; they may be FMP. We have not been able to identify the person. Charles Billson's bookplate is inside the front cover dated 1894. In that year he was President of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society. The book is elegantly bound in crimson leather. On the front and back covers are highly ornate gilt frames. Within the frame on the front is the information on the title page up to the arms of Oxford. The spine is divided into compartments by small raised bands. Within each compartment is the same ornate gilt decoration. All edges gilt. The leather on the covers has very slight wear at the corners and a small scuff on the lower right hand corner of the front cover. There is a small area of adhesion inside the front cover where a second bookplate is missing. Truly a Very Good Copy. 19 pp. The colored paper wrappers have not been bound in. Wise and Smart, Vol. I, p. 3. Bookseller Inventory # 012717

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King of the Golden River - inscribed: RUSKIN, John

RUSKIN, John

Published by George G Harrap & Company, London (1932)

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Item Description: George G Harrap & Company, London, 1932. Wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo, 22.8 x15.5cm. Pictorial card covers in green, maroon and orange. Green and white pictorial end papers and uncut edges, 48pp with four colour plates, six red black and white drawings and ten black and white illustrations within the text. The book comes with its original unclipped dust jacket with a 5/- NET price. In addition there is an original pen and ink sketch by Arthur Rackham on the half title page who has signed the book to his in-laws 'To/Robert & Awdry/from/Edyth & /Arthur Rackham/Xmas/1932'. Light soiling to the dust jacket mainly on the rear. Internally the book is very good with a few spots to the uncut edges which encroach slightly more on pp19-25. In all, a lovely signed item with a great original sketch. If you would like any additional images or information, please do not hesitate to ask. Signed by Illustrator with ske. Bookseller Inventory # 000653

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Ruskin John

Published by London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1851-53

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Item Description: London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1851-53. In-4 3 voll. XV (1) 413 XXI c. (di tav.) (1) 2 16; VI (2) 394 XX c. (di tav.) (1) c. (di tav.) (2) 16; (4) 362 XII c. (2) 16. Legatura originale in piena tela con piatti impressi in oro su cornice floreale. Caratteri dorati e leone veneziano impressi al dorso. Ogni tavola ha la sua carta protettiva. Cuffia inferiore del primo volume un po' logoro. Prima rara edizione della nota opera di Ruskin. Original cloth binding with gold impressed plates. Gold title and gold Venetian lion with on the spine. Table V on the first volume has a lack on the corner. Rare first edition 19mo secolo. Bookseller Inventory # ANT1386

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John Ruskin

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Item Description: Smith, Elder, and Co 1851-1853, London, 1851. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 7.5 x 10.25 inches (19 x 26 cm). Complete three volume set, all first editions. Full blue morocco leather bindings by Zaehnsdorf. Spines have five raised bands, gilt lettering and ornaments, date of publication to foot of spines. Boards have triple gilt fillet border, single gilt fillet to edges. Marbled endpapers, ornately decorated wide turn-ins plus gilt border to pastedown endpaper. Top page edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Original cloth covers have been mounted and bound in. Spines slightly faded, scratch to front board of Vol I, scratch and scuff to front board of Vol II, the bindings are otherwise in excellent condtion. Offsetting to free endpapers from decorated turn-ins, light foxing to page edges and endpapers, occasional spotting to text, a few plates in Vol. III has light staining to the margin. Engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpapers (Sir David Salomons Bart., Broomhill, Tunbridge Wells.) An interesting character, Salomons was elected as both Sheriff and Lord Mayor of London, the first Jew to hold either position. In 1851 he became the second Jewish elected Member of Parliament, Lionel de Rothschild was the first in 1847, but at the time neither were permitted to sit in the House of Commons due to the Christian oath. The verso of the front free endpaper in Vol. I has a pasted clipping from a bookseller catalogue and a few notes that appear to indicate the books was bought in 1892 for £18 and the bindings cost £6 and 15 shillings. The leading blank has a pasted slip from a bookseller's catalogue for this set priced at £24/0/0. The first printing of Ruskin's landmark work, an excellent example in Zaehnsdorf bindings of the very highest order. We also have a uniformly bound first edition of Ruskin's Seven Lamps of Architecture. Overall condition is Very Good. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate - a postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Please contact us for an accurate postage cost for your location. Hardback. Printed pages: xii, 413, 394,362. Bookseller Inventory # 1159E179

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Christmas Titles Illustrated by Arthur Rackham: Dr Clement C.

Dr Clement C. Moore, John Ruskin, Christina Rossetti, Robert Browning,

Published by George Harrap & Co, London (1931)

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Item Description: George Harrap & Co, London, 1931. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The Night Before Christmas by Dr Clement C. Moore, 1931.The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin, 1932.Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, 1933.Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, 1934 Books: All tight and tidy copies of all four editions in very good condition with tight, firm and square soft backs. Intact black and white illustrations and 4 colour plates in all books. Uncut pages in all books (except the King of the Golden River) and slightly age toned pages. Dustjackets: All four copies with unclipped dust jackets and intact coloured illustrations on the front end pages. Each edition is protected in clear film covers. The Night Before Christmas has foxing on the dust jacket and a small tear on the spine. The Pied Piper of Hamelin has a browned spine. Size: 23 cm x 15 cm Rackham produced a prolific amount of high quality illustrations that have stood the test of time. They remain desirable as individual drawings or in illustrated books. He worked in a period of history when the market for Christmas illustrated books was high - many of these were bought at Christmas gifts during this time. Today this rare collection of dust jacket wrapped, first edition books with fine illustrations by Arthur Rackham would still make a wonderful Christmas Titles present. Bookseller Inventory # 0045

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The Stones of Venice, 3 volumes: John Ruskin

John Ruskin

Published by Smith, Elder, and Co. 1851, 1853, London (1851)

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Item Description: Smith, Elder, and Co. 1851, 1853, London, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Vol. 1 (1851): xv, [1], 413 pp; errata slip tipped in at rear; 21 plates (drawn by the author), including four in color; Vol. 2 (1853): vi, [2], 394 pp; 20 plates, including two in color; Vol. 3 (1853): [2], 362 pp; 12 plates (including one in color). All plates are present and where called for. 4to, t.e.g., gilt title; recently professionally recased in evergreen linen cloth boards, with new endpapers and headbands. Short closed tears to rear blanks of vol. 1 (one blank a little chipped); interior pages are lightly age-toned, as usual. All volumes are first editions. One of Ruskin's most important treatises on architecture that grew out of his careful and detailed exploration of architectural monuments. Overall, a fine and attractive set. Bookseller Inventory # 341

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Ruskin, John.

Published by George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent (1886)

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Item Description: George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1886. Ruskin's own copy, with his modest bookplate: "Ex Libris / John Ruskin / Brantwood." The edition is the fifth, including Ruskin's preface of 1880 lamenting that since he first published this work in 1849 the buildings he essayed had either been knocked down or been done over in unsavory ways. Ruskin himself (1819?1900) drew all of the illustrations in The Seven Lamps; however he noted in his preface to the second edition that "[t]he plates . . . have been . . . re-etched by Mr. Cuff . . . remedying the defects . . . in the first edition from my careless etching. . . . The ninth plate . . . [was] engraved by Mr. Armytage." Provenance: John Ruskin; later in the Brantwood estate; purchased by Thomas H. Telford, an antiques and book dealer; sold in 1933 to Mrs. W.S. Bowen of Westfield, N.J. Evidence of readership: Scattered pencil marginalia and notation in the margins of interesting passages. Binding: Rebound by Ruskin in very dark blue calf, bevelled edges tooled in blind; spine lettering in gilt but gilt mostly flaked off. All edges gilt. Folio (29 cm; 11"). xii pp., [2] ff., 222 pp., 14 plts. Wise, Ruskin, I, 8. Binding has old scuffs; front joint tender and open a small distance at the top. Pencil marks as noted above. Else very good. Bookseller Inventory # 34780

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PROUST] - RUSKIN (John).

Published by Société du Mercure de France, Paris (1906)

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Item Description: Société du Mercure de France, Paris, 1906. Des Trésors des Rois, des Jardins des Reines. Traduction, notes et préface de Marcel Proust. In-12 de 224 pp., br., dos cassé. Edition originale de la traduction française par Marcel Proust. Bookseller Inventory # 6748

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The Harbours of England. Engraved by Thomas: Ruskin, John; J.M.W.

Ruskin, John; J.M.W. Turner, artist; Thomas Lupton, engraver

Published by E. Gambart & Co n.d. [1856], London (1856)

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Item Description: E. Gambart & Co n.d. [1856], London, 1856. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. J.M.W. Turner (illustrator). J.M.W. Turner. Hardcover. First Edition. PRESENTATION COPY. Inscribed on half-title page: "Arthur Severn With John Ruskin's love. 15th January 1872." Arthur Severn (1842-1921) was the son of artist Joseph Severn, who is often remembered today as a friend of John Keats who was with Keats when he died in 1821. Arthur Severn was also a highly regarded portrait and subject artist who was close to Ruskin and married to Ruskin's cousin and later caretaker Joan Ruskin Agnew.There are twelve beautiful steel engravings in this book. Six were first published in 1825 for Views of Ports of England. Six more were added in 1856 for this work. Each is protected by a tissue guard. Ruskin's text includes an overview of the harbours plus two pages each of description of the included harbours. This is a small folio that was nicely rebacked with t original reddish brown cloth.Bumping, chipping and fading but still solid. Bottom edges of first few pages are chipped but otherwise the interior is in very good condition. 53 pages plus XII plates. Previous owner taped an early bookseller/auction listing to front free endpaper. ART/052115. Bookseller Inventory # 28268

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John Ruskin

Published by Smith Elder (1874)

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Item Description: Smith Elder, 1874. Hard. Book Condition: good. Dust Jacket Condition: no dust jacket. First edition. Good first edition in 3 volumes without dust jackets. Bookseller Inventory # 1000019

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The King of The Golden River: Ruskin John and

Ruskin John and Rackham Arthur (illus):

Published by London Harrap 1932 (1932)

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Item Description: London Harrap 1932, 1932. SIGNED LIMITED First Edition thus.Number 62 of 550 copies. In soft vellum covers. 4 full page colour plates and many black and white. Small 4to. VG+ in remains of tissue dustwrapper and slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 8515

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THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER; OR,: Ruskin, John, and

Ruskin, John, and Richard Doyle (illus.)

Published by London: Smith Elder & Co. (1851)

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Item Description: London: Smith Elder & Co., 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, 18 x 13.5cm (8vo), in publisher's cream paper-covered boards w/printed border, title & designs by Doyle to fr. cover, printed borders & central device to rear, a.e.g., coated decorative pale green ep.s w/binder's ticket (Westleys & Co., London; Ball 103B) to rear pastedown, [i-vi], [1] 2-52 pp. w/24 wood engravings (incl. fr. cover designs, frontis & prelim titlepage designs) by the Dalziels, Harvey Orrin Smith, Isabel Thompson etc. after Doyle, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear (undated, but obviously from Dec. 1850). Printed by Henry Vizetelly, London. Interestingly, Doyle misspelt the title's final word on his woodblock for the prelim titlepage as "STYRIA" & to correct this the engraver trimmed off the right-hand upward angle of the "Y" creating a crooked "I"; however, the misspelling remains uncorrected in the fr. cover design. Inscribed to verso of fr. ep.: "Rose Emma Fawcett from her affecte Papa, Novbr 7th 1852." Binding Good (expertly rebacked w/ivory linen, corners worn w/moderate paper loss, & a few rub spots & scratches to paper); contents Very Good (occas. lt. thumbing, & several illus. lightly coloured by a prev. owner). Slater 226-27, Ashley IV 181 ("it is important that the original covers should be preserved, as the design upon the front includes two [wood]cuts which are not reproduced in the body of the work"), Ray 142 (Doyle "made a little masterpiece of Ruskin's fairy tale"--see also pp.xxii, 87 & 88), de Beaumont 348; see also Wolff 5993a Note. Together with a brilliant copy of the first American edition (Boston: Mayhew & Baker, 1860), 18 x 13.5cm (small 4to), in publisher's crimson morocco-grain cloth w/embossed borders to covers, gilt decoration to fr. cover, gilt title to fr. cover & spine, a.e.g., cream ep.s, [1-13] 14-68 pp. w/numerous wood engravings after Doyle, the originals re-engraved by Kilburn & Mallowry, Boston. Printed by H.O. Houghton & Co., Cambridge MA. Binding Near-Fine (minor staining & bubbling to ep.s); contents Near-Fine. Both volumes enclosed in a fine custom-made pale tan linen clamshell box w/gilt title on brown morocco label to spine. As Osborne (which has the 2nd British ed.) reports, "in 1841 the twelve-year-old Euphemia (Effie) Chalmers Gray dared Ruskin to write a fairy tale for her." Ruskin & Effie were married in 1848, but 7 years later she filed for annulment claiming that Ruskin was unwilling to consummate the marriage--whether or not this was merely a ploy to gain her freedom so she could marry her not-so-secret lover John Everett Millais has long been a topic of discussion (Effie's huge commercialistic influence on Millais's subsequent career has elicited the sarcastic speculation that had Ruskin remained married to her, he would have written "Bubbles"). Bookseller Inventory # 1230

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MOORE, CLEMENT, ROSSETTI, CHRISTINA, RUSKIN, JOHN, BROWNING, ROBERT

Published by George G. Harrap & Co, London (1931)

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Item Description: George G. Harrap & Co, London, 1931. Paper Wraps. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. Arthur Rackham (illustrator). 1st of This Edition. Arthur Rackham's four uncommon Christmas books published between 1931-1934. The Night before Christmas with 4 colour plates in dust jacket with some foxing.The King of the Golden River with 4 colour plates in dust jacket with small chips missing. Goblin Market with 4 colour plates lacking the dust jacket with edgewear o/w fine. The Pied Piper of Hamelin with 4 colour plates lacking the dust jacket and some wear and short tears o/w fine. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 17589

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Ruskin, John

Published by Smith, Elder, London (1873)

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Item Description: Smith, Elder, London, 1873. Hardcover. First of this edition. Rebound in modern navy cloth, spines gilt lettered with three stars on each, top edges gilt, pale grey endpapers. pp (xxii), 400; [2], (viii), 394. [2, ads]; [6], 362 + 53 plates (some in colour) with tissue guards; illustrations in text. Edition of 1500 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (after his Preface to New Edition at front of first volume). A fine fresh set, no owner names. "The state of the old plates, which the death of my very dear friend Thomas Lupton prevents me from retouching, compels me, in justice to the purchaser, to limit the present edition to 1,500 copies, of which I sign each with my own hand, certifying it as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable" - Preface. Considered to be the best edition of Ruskin's most famous work, an architectural classic originally published in 1851 and 1853. Note: 5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate. Size: Quarto. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 27137

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Ruskin, John

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

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Item Description: George Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, 1932. Limp Vellum. Book Condition: Fine. Rackham, Arthur (illustrator). First Rackham Edition. 8vo - 6" x 9-5/16". (Rackham, Arthur) illustrator. THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER by John Ruskin. London: George Harrap & Co., Ltd., [1932], 1932. First Rackham edition. 8vo - 6" x 9-5/16". Bound in vellum with gold lettering on the cover; gilt top. 47 numbered pages. Four full-page illustrations in colour and fifteen drawings in black and white, also pictorial end-papers in green and white. This edition is limited to 570 copies, of which 550 are for sale, all signed by the artist, Arthur Rackham. This copy is No. 58. Original slipcase with printed label and hand-written copy number has some browning and a partial split to one of the top joints. The condition of this book is FINE. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000080

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The Seven Lamps of Architecture: John Ruskin

John Ruskin

Published by Smith, Elder, and Co, London (1849)

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Item Description: Smith, Elder, and Co, London, 1849. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. 1st Edition. 7.25 x 10.25 inches (18 x 26.5 cm). Full blue morocco leather binding by Zaehnsdorf. Spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering and ornaments, date of publication to foot of spine. Boards have triple gilt fillet border, single gilt fillet to edges. Marbled endpapers, ornately decorated wide turn-ins plus gilt border to pastedown endpaper. Top page edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Original cloth covers have been mounted and bound in. Spine is slightly faded, the binding is otherwise in excellent condtion. Offsetting to free endpapers from decorated turn-ins, light foxing to page edges, half title and last page of ads. Several pages have light staining to very edge of the lover margin, text is otherwise very clean throughout. Includes the publisher's adverts and the preceeding slip advertising Stones of Venice as in preparation. Engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpaper (Sir David Salomons Bart., Broomhill, Tunbridge Wells.) An interesting character, Salomons was elected as both Sheriff and Lord Mayor of London, the first Jew to hold either position. In 1851 he became the second Jewish elected Member of Parliament, Lionel de Rothschild was the first in 1847, but at the time neither were permitted to sit in the House of Commons due to the Christian oath. The verso of the front free endpaper has a few notes that appear to indicate that the book was bought in 1892 for £6 and the binding cost £2 and 5 shillings. The leading blank has a pasted slip from a bookseller's catalogue for this volume priced at £8/0/0. The first printing of Ruskin's landmark work, an excellent example in a Zaehnsdorf binding of the very highest order. We also have a uniformly bound first edition set of Ruskin's Stones of Venice. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Hardback. Printed pages: viii, [4], 205, [1], 16 (ads). Bookseller Inventory # 1159E178

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Sésame et Les Lys,1906 Edition Originale de: John Ruskin et

John Ruskin et Marcel Proust

Published by Mercure de France

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Item Description: Mercure de France. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Bon. Edition originale. Ces deux conférences de John Ruskin (1819-1900) Sésame et Les Lys, furent publiées en 1865 et Marcel Proust s’attela à leur traduction en 1904, peu après la parution de La Bible d’Amiens. Dans sa préface, « Sur la lecture », Proust évoque tout d’abord ses souvenirs d’enfance liés à ses lectures, avant de se faire plus critique et de se démarquer de Ruskin, lui portant régulièrement dans ses notes de bas de page, la contradiction et élaborant au long de sa réflexion sa conception de l’écriture. « Sésame et les lys est à bien des égards le sésame de La Recherche » Antoine Compagnon. Edition Originale de 1906 par Mercure de France, reliure demi chgin à coins avec un dos à cinq nerfs et la conservation du premier plat d’ origine, intérieur en bon état, format in 12, 224 pages. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18872737587

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