Book Description

This handsome set contains most of Ruskin's famous works. 'Modern Painters' was Ruskin's definitive work of 19th century art criticism while 'Stones of Venice' still stands as an unrivalled homage to the art and architecture of that city. The constituent volumes are characterised as follows : Mod. Painters Vol.1 1857 (6th edn.) ; Vol.2 1856 (4th edn.) ; Vol.3 (1856 (1st edn.) ; Vol.4 1856 (1st edn.) ; Vol.5 1860 (1st edn.) Stones of Venice Vol 1 1851 (1st edn.) ; Vol 2 1853 (1st edn.) ; Vol 3 1853 (1st edn.) Seven Lamps of Architecture 1855 (2nd edn.)
Author John Ruskin
Date 1851-1860 (some vols. First Editions)
Binding Highly decorative uniform brown morocco leather bindings with gilt borders, raised bands, elaborately-tooled gilt pallets on front & back covers, gilt turn-ins & all edges gilt.
Publisher Smith Elder & Co.
Illustrator Illustrations drawn by Ruskin : Mod. Painters 84 steel, + 8 wood engravings ; Stones of Venice 53 steel engravings ; Seven Lamps of Architecture 14 engravingsvs
Condition VG (Slight rubbing to spine edges & raised bands. Age toning & foxing to first 4 pages in several volumes) Otherwise an attractive looking set, clean & with firm binding
Pages 1790 ; 1170 ; 210

Price: £1250.00

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