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John Ruskin
MODERN PAINTERS By JOHN RUSKIN MA With General Index [Six Volumes FINELY BOUND SET by BUMPUS Second and New Edition in Small Form]
1867. Orpington: George Allen, 1898 [Vol I to IV], Second Edition in Small Form, and 1897 [Vol V and Index] New Editions in Small Form. Approximately 7 ½ inches tall. Six full blue morocco leather bound volumes by Bumpus in an art nouveau binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine compartments, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, some marks and scratches to the leather with a small 'ding' to the top of the frint board of Vol V, some darkening to the to rear board of Vol II. Internally sporadically foxed see photos. With silk book marks, most detached, leather turn-ins to both paste downs with gilt corner decor and the binder's stamp to the front. Six volumes. Volume I IV Second Editions in Small Form [1898]; Vol V and General Index New Edition in Small Form [1897]. HANDSOME 19TH CENTURY BLUE FULL MOROCCO, raised bands, compartments with gilt rules and gilt titles. Volumes III-V each with frontispiece plus a total of 87 engravings on steel and wood, and several wood-engraved illustrations in the text by the author, J. M. W. Turner, and others. All the volumes have vellum and paper end papers with some waviness. John Ruskin (8 February 1819 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, philosopher, prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. He wrote essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel … [Click Below for Full Description]
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