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

RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN, John.

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

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About this Item: London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1932, 1932. Octavo. Bound for the publishers by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full green morocco, titles to spine gilt, gilt rule to spine, raised bands,gilt fillet to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt other uncut. In the original card slipcase with printed title label to spine. Spine sunned, light wear to the spine edge, in the toned slipcase. An excellent copy. Colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text by Rackham. Deluxe edition, number 7 of 570 copies signed by the artist. This is one of nine "special copies" in a luxury binding commissioned by the publisher and including a striking full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed and dated "Arthur Rackham 1932"), showing the King of the Golden River standing in the furnace in front of Gluck, brother of Hans and Schwartz, the "Black Brothers". Describing his artistic method for these "specials", Rackham pointed out that "my little sketches must inevitably be of a light hearted or joking nature. They have to be spontaneous and free handed. The nature of the paper is such that there can be no preparatory drawing and no alterations". Riall comments that "From The King of the Golden River [1932], Harrap issued nine or ten copies, seven being for sale, of a special issue of the first limitation numbers of the limited edition" (A New Bibliography of Arthur Rackham, 1994, p. xvi). Latimore & Haskell p. 67; Riall p. 176. Seller Inventory # 112900

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La Bible d'Amiens: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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About this Item: Mercure de France, 1904. Couverture rigide. - Mercure de France, Paris 1904, 12x19cm, relié. - 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 in French, translated by Marcel Proust, a first issue copy numbered in the press, of which there were only 7 large paper copies on Hollande paper. Contemporary half brown shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers preserved. Rare autograph inscription signed by Marcel Proust to Georges Goyau : "A Monsieur Georges Goyau. Son admirateur affectueux et reconnaissant Marcel Proust [For Monsieur Georges Goyeau. His grateful and affectionate admirer]." Goyeau was a French historian and essayist who worked for, notably, the Revue des deux mondes. He was also the husband of Lucie Faure-Goyau, one of Proust's childhood friends. On the 18th December 1904, having been approached by Proust himself (probably at the same time he received this book), Goyeau published a highly laudatory article on the The Bible of Amiens in le Gaulois. In his thank you letter after the article appeared, Proust confided to Goyeau his philosophical conception of a translator's task: " You know what admiration I have for Ruskin. And as I feel we are all responsible for the souls we love, responsible for making them known and loved; helping them avoid the unpleasantness of being misunderstood and the night, or obscurity as it is called, of being forgotten, you know how scrupulously - but delicately and as gently as possible - I undertook this task." A handsome copy with an affectionate autograph inscription from Marcel Proust on his first translation of Ruskin. Seller Inventory # 46291

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Sésame et les lys: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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

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Sésame et les lys: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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

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

RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN, John.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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La bible d'Amiens: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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

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La Bible d'Amiens: PROUST Marcel &

PROUST Marcel & RUSKIN John

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

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RUSKIN John

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

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PROUST (Marcel) & RUSKIN (John)

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

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

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

Ruskin, John

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

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John RUSKIN

Published by Smith, Elder, (1857)

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

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Ruskin, John (Rackham, Arthur)

Published by George G. Harrap (1932)

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About this Item: George G. Harrap, 1932. Hardcover. 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). Seller Inventory # ABE-5307437826

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Ruskin, John

Published by Smith Elder, London (1850)

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About this Item: Smith Elder, London, 1850. Half-Morroco Leather. 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. Seller Inventory # 002832

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

RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN, John.

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

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About this Item: London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1932, 1932. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom made blue quarter morocco, fleece-lined solander box. Jacket light soiled, spine toned, some nicks, chips and creases, some foxing a marks to a few pages, slight ink blemishes in margin of frontispiece. A very good copy. Colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. First trade edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the artist and his wife, inscribed on the half-title: "To Fanny from Edyth & Arthur Rackham, Xmas 32" and with an accompanying pen-and-ink sketch of the King of the Golden River. Fanny Starkie was Rackham's sister-in-law. Latimore & Haskell pp. 67-68; Riall p. 176. Seller Inventory # 112915

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

Published by J. Vincent, Oxford (1839)

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About this Item: J. Vincent, Oxford, 1839. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 012717

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Ruskin, John

Published by Smith, Elder & Co, London (1860)

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About this Item: Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1860. Vol. 1: 3rd edn; vols 2-5 1st edns. Tall 8vo. 5 volumes. v1: [lxiii], 422, [32] pp. / v2: [xvi], 217 pp. / v3: [xviii], 348, [16] pp. Illus. Inscribed on half-title by Ruskin, 1856 / v4: [xii], 411, [16] pp. Illus. Inscribed on half-title by Ruskin, 1856 / v5: [xvi], 384, [32] pp. Illus. Inscribed on half title, 1860. Vol. 1 bears the bookplate of Kenneth Clark, Saltwood on paste-down. The set has been rebound by Westleys & Clark London, retaining the original covers of the volumes, and is in very good condition. (74349). Seller Inventory # 7330

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Ruskin John

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

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About this Item: 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. Parte del dorso del primo volume con mancanza. Prima edizione della nota opera di Ruskin. 19mo secolo. Seller Inventory # ANT1386

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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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About this Item: George G Harrap & Company, London, 1932. Wrappers. 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. Seller Inventory # 000653

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PROUST]. RUSKIN (John).

Published by Paris Mercure de France 1906 (1906)

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About this Item: Paris Mercure de France 1906, 1906. Condition: 7. in-12, broché, 224 pp., catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine. Edition originale de la traduction et de l'importante préface de Proust, "Sur la lecture". Exemplaire numéroté du premier mille avec un bel envoi de Proust à un ami de son père Charles Grandjean, chartiste et bibliothécaire du Sénat, proche d'Anatole France et fidèle du salon de la princesse Mathilde. Le papier étant de qualité très médiocre, la page d'envoi se détache et le dos est cassé ! Conservé sous double emboîtage de maroquin lilas. Seller Inventory # 71408

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The Stones of Venice: Three Volume Set.: John Ruskin

John Ruskin

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

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About this Item: Smith, Elder, and Co 1851-1853, London, 1851. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 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 condition. 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 have light staining to the margins. 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 very 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. Seller Inventory # 1159E179

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Ruskin, John

Published by Smith, Elder, & Co 1851-1853, London (1851)

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About this Item: Smith, Elder, & Co 1851-1853, London, 1851. First Edition. small 4to., 3 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound in dark green leather, spines paneled with elaborate gilt tooling, gilt lettering in two panels; green cloth boards; bumping and peeling to corners, head and tail of spine; green marbled endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; 21 plates in volume 1, 20 plates in volume 2, 12 plates in volume 3; red silk ribbon in volumes 2 and 3; heavy, please contact for shipping; shelved case 3. Dupont. Seller Inventory # 9-51-1263509

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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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About this Item: Smith, Elder, and Co. 1851, 1853, London, 1851. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 341

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PROUST] - RUSKIN (John).

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 6748

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John Ruskin

Published by Routledge (1994)

ISBN 10: 0415113504 ISBN 13: 9780415113502

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About this Item: Routledge, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0415113504

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RUSKIN, John.

Published by Smith, Elder, & Co., London, 1851 First Edition. Hardback. (1851)

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About this Item: Smith, Elder, & Co., London, 1851 First Edition. Hardback., 1851. 4to. 26.5cm by 19cm. pp xv, 413; vi, 394; 362, [52] plates. Original publisher's dark maroon cloth, lettered gilt on spines and decorated in blind-block framing and gilt on the front covers. Published between 1851 and 1853. Volume 1: The Foundations; volume 2: The Sea-stories; volume 3: The Fall. Superb set. Neat professional archival repairs to head of spines, otherwise an about fine set. Seller Inventory # C40659

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RUSKIN, John.

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About this Item: 1932. RACKHAM, Arthur. (illustrator). RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Original limp vellum, T.e.g., unprinted onionskin dust jacket, housed in publisher's board slipcase, printed paper spine label. London: George Harrap & Co., [1932]. First edition. One of 570 numbered copies signed by the artist. Latimore & Haskell, p. 67-8. With 4 full page color plates, 15 black and white illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Minor chipping to d/j, else fine. Seller Inventory # 72463

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John Ruskin

Published by Smith Elder (1874)

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About this Item: Smith Elder, 1874. Hard. Condition: good. Dust Jacket Condition: no dust jacket. First edition. Good first edition in 3 volumes without dust jackets. Seller 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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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 8515

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The Christmas Books] MOORE, Clement C. The: RACKHAM, Arthur; BROWNING,

RACKHAM, Arthur; BROWNING, Robert; MOORE, Clement C.; RUSKIN, John; ROSSETTI, Christina

Published by Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1931-34 (1931)

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About this Item: Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1931-34, 1931. Arthur Rackham's Christmas Books A Complete Set of the First American Trade Editions[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MOORE, Clement C. The Night before Christmas. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1931]. First American trade edition. Octavo (8 11/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 221 x 141 mm.). [1, blank], 35, [2], [1, blank] pp. With four color plates (included in pagination) and seventeen drawings in black and white. Printed in red and black. Publisher's green cloth with colored pictorial label of Santa Claus on front cover, pictorial end-papers printed in red. Original colored pictorial dust jacket depicting the plate "The children were nestled all snug in their beds." Minimal wear to extremities of dust jacket, otherwise near fine.[Together with:] [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1932]. First American trade edition. Octavo (8 11/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 221 x 141 mm.). 47, [1] pp. With four color plates and fifteen drawings in black and white. Printed in red and black. Publisher's orange cloth with colored pictorial label of The King and a spray of foliage on front cover, pictorial end-papers printed in green. Original colored pictorial dust jacket depicting the plate "Before Gluck stood his old acquaintance, the King of the Golden River." A fine copy.[And:] [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. ROSSETTI, Christina. Goblin Market. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1933]. First American trade edition. Octavo (8 11/16 x 5 7/8 inches; 221 x 148 mm.). [2, blank], [3]-45, [3, blank] pp. With four color plates and nineteen drawings in black and white. Printed in green and black. Publisher's red cloth with pictorial panel pasted to the cover with the same design as used on the first UK edition, pictorial end-papers printed in green. Original colored pictorial dust jacket depicting the plate "White and golden Lizzie stood." Engraved bookplate on front paste-down, small ink signature on top of front free end-paper, some light foxing mainly to preliminary leaves, dust jacket spine darkened and chipped at extremities.[And:] [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. BROWNING, Robert. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1934]. First American trade edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 11/16 inches; 217 x 145 mm.). [2, blank], [3]-45, [3, blank] pp. With four color plates and fourteen drawings in black and white. Printed in tan and black. Publisher's red cloth with pictorial panel pasted to the cover with the same design as used on the first UK edition, pictorial end-papers printed in tan. Original colored pictorial dust jacket depicting the plate "From street to street he piped advancing". Small postage stamp and neat ink presentation at top right hand corner of half-title. A near fine copy, dust jacket very lightly chipped at extremities.An excellent set of the first American trade editions, all with their original color pictorial dust jackets.Riall, pp. 174, 176, 179, and 186. Seller Inventory # 03807

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