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RUSKIN, John
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Book Description: 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.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 showÉ they contain worlds of thought, imagination, and knowledge such as no other art-writer can educeÉ 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 AllenÑ 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 repairedÉ I have no doubt your engraving will be beautifulÑ my hand shakes a little now with age, or tea drinking, and much spoils my work."A fine collection, beautifully bound and illustrated, with splendid autograph letter. Bookseller Inventory # 62998

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The Cornhill Magazine: Volumes 1-29, 34-114, 125-129 (1860-1924); and 98 single issues in printed wrappers (1924-1933)

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.
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Book 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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A WEEK'S TRAMP In DICKENS-LAND. Together with Personal Reminiscences of the 'Inimitable Boz' Therein Collected. `

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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Book Description: Chapman & Hall,, London:, 1891. 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. 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 1846Ð1866 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 Chronicle. In 1836 Dickens married Hogarth's eldest daughter Catherine. One of his younger daughters, Georgina, was Dickens' housekeeper, adviser, and, after Dickens' death, the editor of "The Letters of Charles Dickens from 1833 To 1870." (5) Dante Gabriel Rossetti was an English poet, illustrator, painter and trans. Bookseller Inventory # 2230.6

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THE SEVEN LAMPS OF ARCHITECTURE

RUSKIN, John
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Book Description: Smith Elder & Co, 1849. First edition. 4to. Finely bound, by Douglas Cockerell for the W.H.Smith family, in full green morocco with gilt ruled borders to covers and elaborate gilt tooling of intertwining branches and leaves incorporated into the border, with red morocco onlays of blossoms. Hambleden vignette, of an arm grasping an oak branch surrounded by a wreath, in the centre of the covers. Raised bands to the spine with gilt titles and simplified gilt leaf red morocco onlay design to compartments. Wide morocco turn-ins with gilt ruled borders and simple three point motif punched in gilt to corners. Top edge gilt. Original cloth bound in at rear. A fine copy with a little foxing to the preliminary pages, but generally fresh. An excellent copy of a sumptuous binding. Fourteen engraved plates after sketches by Ruskin. Although curiously unsigned by the W.H.Smith bindery, for whom Cockerell was controller at the time, it is known that all the Hambleden library's binding at the time was undertaken by the W.H.Smith bindery and the important and elaborate works by Cockerell himself. The binding bears a number of the hallmarks characteristic of Cockerell's design. Bookseller Inventory # 31420

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THE STONES OF VENICE [THREE VOLUME SET]

Ruskin, John
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Book Description: Smith, Elder & Company, London, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Top and bottom spine as well as hinges professionally repaired. One plate detached but present. Very light, occasional foxing - not affecting text or plates ; Brown cloth boards with blindstamped floral decoration and gilt design of an apparent chirch window. Numerous tissue guarded plates; 8vo; xvi, 413, 16; 394, 16; 362 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 3377

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The King of the Golden River

Ruskin, John (Rackham, Arthur)
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Book 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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Book Description: London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1851-53, 1853. Rilegato. Book Condition: condizioni quasi ottime. prima edizione. 3 voll. in-4 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' logono. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ANT1386

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The Stones of Venice

Ruskin, John
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Book 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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The Works of John Ruskin in 39 Volumes (Fine Binding with flaws)

John Ruskin (ed. by E.t Cook and Alexander Wedderburn)
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Book Description: London and New York, George Allen, Longmans, Green and Co., 1903. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Complete set of this magnificent edition in the publisher´s maroon half leather bindings with gilt spine titles. Books are fine internally with only minimal evdince of the removal of a bookplate on the front fixed endpaper but the backstrips show some cracking (not at the hinges)and a few of them are marked by scratches, probably by a cats paws. Apart from this, the bindings are tight and solid. Still a nice set. Scarce in any condition. Bookseller Inventory # 988

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Salsette and Elephanta: A Prize Poem, Recited in the Theatre, Oxford; June 12, 1839.

Ruskin, John. Emily Andrews [Patmore]. Charles J. Billson.
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Book 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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Stones of Venice, The [Jean Hersholt's Copy]

RUSKIN, John (1819-1900)
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Book Description: Smith, Elder, and Co., 65 Cornhill [through 1853], London, 1851. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine+. First Edition. First Impressions, complete in three volumes, of a key text of the Aesthetic Movement. Imperial 8vo's: xvi,413,[1],16[undated catalogue]; viii,394,[2],16[catalogue dated September, 1853]; [4],362,[2],16[catalogue dated October, 1853]pp, with 53 plates by Ruskin, including seven hand-colored, and numerous illustrations in the text. Publisher's original chocolate brown decorative cloth, very neatly rebacked with spines laid down, covers decorated with elaborate floral design in blind framing keyhole vignette in gilt drawn from plate XI of vol. II, spines stamped ornamentally in blind and in gilt crowned by Lion of St. Mark's, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, terracotta end papers. Inscribed "With the author's compliments" on fly leaf of vol. II and with two bookplates in each volume; vol. I with label from Hersholt library sale. Book plate on front paste downs is the actor Jean Hersholt's, each with his signature. A splendid set, light wear at edges, but still attractive and sound, internally generally clean and bright with only occasional spotting and staining, several signatures very lightly toned. Wise 291, 293, 295. Shepherd 23. Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 31. "Mainly a treatise on architecture, John Ruskin’s The Stones of Venice (1851-3) was meant to apply to the buildings of Venice the general principles enunciated in [his] Seven Lamps of Architecture (1848). It moves, however, beyond the earlier work’s abstract treatment, not only because it dedicates substantial attention to the details of architectural construction, but also because it places architecture within its social, political, moral, and religious context. Volume I, 'The Foundations', discusses the edifices of Venice and their functional and ornamental aspects and presents a brief history of the city; in Volume II, 'The Sea Stories', Ruskin turned his thoughts to the Byzantine period and the climactic development of Venetian life, its Gothic period, which meant to him 'not only the best, but the only rational architecture', while Renaissance architecture 'is pure in its insipidity, and subtle in its vice'. Crucially, it is in Volume III, 'The Fall' (which also includes the alphabetical guide to the most important buildings of all periods, the Venetian Index), that Ruskin puts forth his thesis that the onset of the Renaissance caused the city’s architectural decline; he felt that architecture had lost all of the moral character he had described so eloquently in his earlier volumes, and has instead been turned into the 'perpetuation in stone of the ribaldries of drunkenness' and rowdiness." (Literary Encyclopedia) The three volumes were the "product of the most concentrated period of study in Ruskin's life, including two long winters spent in Venice, from November 1849 to March 1850, and September 1851 to the end of June 1852. . . . [Its importance] lies not in its hostility to the Renaissance, but in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs. Ruskin's reputation was such that, unusually, The Times devoted three long review articles to the second and third volumes." (ODNB) Hersholt was a Danish-born actor who became one of Hollywood's leading talents, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for playing Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1289

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The Works of John Ruskin 39 Volume Paperback Set

John Ruskin, Edited by Edward Tyas Cook, Alexander Wedderburn
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Book Description: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2010. Softcover / Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. First edition. 229 x 152 mm. The complete collection of the magisterial Library Edition (1903â€"1912) of the works of John Ruskin. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108008884

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The Stones of Venice, 3 volumes

John Ruskin
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Book 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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THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER; OR, THE BLACK BROTHERS: A LEGEND OF STIRIA

Ruskin, John], and Richard Doyle (illus.)
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Book Description: London: Smith Elder & Co., 1851 [Dec. 1850], 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, 18 x 13.5cm (16mo) in publisher's green morocco-grain cloth over pale yellow paper-covered boards w/printed borders, title & designs by Doyle to fr. cover, printed borders & central device to rear, a.e.g., coated decorative pale green ep.s, [i-vi], [1] 2-52 pp. w/24 wood engravings (incl. fr. cover designs, tissue-guarded frontis & prelim titlepage design) 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. Osborne (which has the 2nd ed.) reports: "In 1841 the twelve-year-old Euphemia (Effie) Chalmers Gray dared Ruskin to write a fairy tale for her." In 1848 Effie married him, but in 1855 she filed for annullment 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"). Osborne also states: "For ten years the manuscript was in the possession of a friend [&] in 1851 it was published anonymously, with three editions in the first year of publication" (p.386--the 2nd & 3rd [etc.] editions are all so stated on their titlepages). This 1st edition is by far the rarest of the lot. Binding Very Good (covers moderately soiled & spotted, & rear hinge cracked); contents Very Good (sewing loose between pp.[vi] & [1], & occas. lt. thumbing). 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. Bookseller Inventory # 1104

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Book Description: Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1859. First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, [2], 144; diagrams and figures throughout the text; a fine, unopened copy in original blindstamped green cloth, gilt lettering on spine.This copy inscribed by Stephen Spender "24 April '96 / To Kitaj, with thanks and best wishes from Stephen."The recipient is Ronald Brooks Kitaj (1932-2007), the American-born artist who spent much of his life in England. Bookseller Inventory # 29429

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The Stones of Venice

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Book 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 Rackham Arthur (illus):
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Book 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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Book Description: E. Gambart & Co. 1856, 1856. FIRST EDITION. Folio. Half title, plates; very sl. water mark to margin of first 4 plates. Orig. red moiré cloth by Leighton, Son & Hodge, dec. & lettered in gilt; neat repair to head & tail of spine, sl. rubbed. Inscribed on title: 'With J. Ruskin's compliments'. A good plus copy. A book celebrating seascapes by Turner, with an introduction by Ruskin on the beauty of the boat and its historical depiction in art. 'The glory of a boat', writes Ruskin, 'is, first its steadiness of poise - its assured standing on the clear softness of the abyss; and, after that, so much capacity of progress by oar or sail as shall be consistent with this defiance of the treachery of the sea'. Turner's engravings are of Dover, Ramsgate, Plymouth, Catwater, Sheerness, Margate, Portsmouth, Falmouth, Sidmouth, Whitby, Deal, and Scarborough. Bookseller Inventory # 56977

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THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER

Rackham, Arthur] John Ruskin
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Book Description: George Harrap & Co. Ltd, London, 1932. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition. One of 575 numbered copies, signed by the illustrator. A Fine copy of the book in a Near Fine publisher's slipcase. Complete with four full-color illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. Ruskin's powerful fable about love and kindness to others, made the more vivid through Rackham's beautiful illustrations. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 842

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The Night Before Christmas; Goblin Market;the Pied Piper of Hamelin;the King of the Golden River

MOORE, CLEMENT, ROSSETTI, CHRISTINA, RUSKIN, JOHN, BROWNING, ROBERT
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
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Book 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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Book Description: Smith, Elder, London, 1873. Hardcover. First of this edition. Quarto. 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. Quarto. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 27137

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THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER

Ruskin, John
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Book 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

Ruskin, John
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Book Description: Smith, Elder, and Co., London, 1849. Leather. Book Condition: Fine. FIRST EDITION. Fine condition quarto in red leather with decorative gilt stamping. Exquisite binding and condition. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12". Bookseller Inventory # 301894

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The Crown of Wild Olive - Three Lectures on Work, Traffic and War

Ruskin, John
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Book Description: Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1866. Full Morocco. Book Condition: Good+. First Edition. 12mo. xxxiv, [2], 219pp, [1]. Later (1896) full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels with foliate wreath and small stars in seme, covers with single fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, foliate and small stars in seme corner pieces, a.e.g. with a single roll of gauffering to edges. Spine slightly faded, minor rubbing to outer joints, a few light scratches to lower cover. Offsetting from inner edges onto endpapers, otherwise internally quite bright and clean. Signed binding from the Doves Bindery, with Cobden-Sanderson's initials and date to lower turn-in. Bibliography of John Ruskin 84. Signed Binding. Bookseller Inventory # 000878

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DAME WIGGINS OF LEE AND HER SEVEN WONDERFUL CATS

RUSKIN,JOHN
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Book Description: (GREENAWAY,KATE)illus. DAME WIGGINS OF LEE AND HER SEVEN WONDERFUL CATS by John Ruskin. Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: Geo. Allen 1885. 4to, brown gilt pictorial cloth, 20p., Fine condition. 1st edition with Greenaway illustrations, LARGE PAPER COPY LIMITED TO 400 COPIES issued on fine Whatman paper. Featuring charming woodcuts including 4 illustrations by Greenaway done especially for this edition to accompany this classic children's poem. Printed on one side of the paper. Due to the high quality of the paper, the illustrations are high quality images. Schuster 61-1e. Bookseller Inventory # 26159

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The Seven Lamps of Architecture

John Ruskin
Bookseller: JMHunt
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Book Description: Smith, Elder, and Co., London, 1849. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. John Ruskin (illustrator). 1st Edition. This unique edition with all the plates etched by Ruskin (Two bitten in Dijon during his honeymoon trip with Effie) is an extraordinary work of art. Ruskin will have all future authorized editions engraved by a favorite engraver, R.B. Cuff, but this edition with its mezzotint effects is special. (For the authorized Cuff edition, see item ID 98: Seven Lamps., New Edition. 1880.) This 1849 Ruskin work has had its spine rebound in leather, the embossed boards and edges are, apart from a little scuffing and some small spots, in good condition. There are two previous owner's names. Though there is slight browning on the edges of some of the pages, they do not affect the brilliant plates which are in very fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 000097

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The Complete Works of John Ruskin (Library Edition, 37 of 39 volumes)

Ruskin, John (edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn)
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Book Description: George Allen, London, 1903. Original Red Cloth Hardbacks. First Editions. 10" tall. 1903-1912. 37 of 39 volumes of the 'Library Edition' of the Complete works of Ruskin. Lacks volumes 15(The Elements of Drawing etc) & 18(Sesame and Lilies etc?). Unsurprisingly the books are ex-library with usual library marks. Good tight copies with gilt titles to spines and gilt crests to upper boards. Various degrees of fading to spines. Boards of volumes 22 & 24 are dampstained though contents are not affected. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Heavy set so extra postage may be needed. 10" tall. Bookseller Inventory # VISetsRuskin001

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Book Description: John B. Alden, Publisher, NY, 1885. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Copy has slight rubbing on the tips of corners and edges of spine, small faint stain on bottom (with only a slight variation of color), when turned at an angle the deep green binding has slight dulling in some areas - this is minor. Gold lettering on spine is clean and bright, gilt top bright, bevel edges, binding is tight, hinges fine, straight and clean, endpieces unmarked, gutters intact, paper is not brittle and has only the slightest toning, appears to have had very little wear - especially for its age . Rare two volumes in one edition - there is no other date of printing or copyright listed, appears to be a First Edition as the date 1885 is given on the Title Pages. Vol I: Foundations -431pp; Vol II: Sea Stories - 396pp a total of 827pp. Reads like wonderfully descriptive literature, the descriptions go deeply into the philosophy and symbolism of architecture. Illustrated with some very lovely chromolithographs, mezzotints, b/w reproductions, intext figures, wonderful displays of architectural detailing and elements. Extensive section on Gothic architecture with a special chapter on Gothic Palaces. Rare, very good+ to Near Fine copy. 396pp. Collectible!. Bookseller Inventory # 000702

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Book Description: Smith, Elder & Co, London., 1854. First edition. Octavo. pp vi, 240 + 15 plates with tissue guards. At the rear is a 16-page publisher's catalogue dated April 1853. Original cloth, interestingly patterned.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title-page: ''Herbert B. Edwardes from John Ruskin''. Also inscribed, possibly not in the author's hand, on the front free endpaper: ''With the Authors compliments''. The recipient was a soldier and colonial administrator who distinguished himself in various Indian campaigns and came to be known as the ''Hero of Multan''. Volume IV of Ruskin's Bibliotheca Pastorum (1885), under the title A Knight's Faith, comprises selections from Edwardes' own narratives of his military operations. In the margins of page 26 there are pencilled annotations, presumably by Edwardes, regarding the moral basis of beauty.Front hinge cracking but tight. Snags to head and tail of spine. Very good indeed. Bookseller Inventory # RUSKINJO021070

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Verona E I Suoi Fiumi

PLAIN WRAPPER PRESS] RUSKIN, John
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Printed for Cariere Fedrigoni, Verona, 1981. Book Condition: Fine copy. 4to, original cloth-backed pictorial boards First edition of this essay, translated from the English into Italian by Amerigo Guadagnin, and printed on commission by the Plain Wrapper Press. Limited to 400 numbered copies printed in Monotype Dante on white Fedrigoni Scaligera paper, with a screenprint by Berardinelli from a drawing by Ruskin. Fedrigoni is one of the largest paper manufacturers in Italy, and supplied much of the paper used by the Plain Wrapper Press. Smyth 32. Bookseller Inventory # 22375

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