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John Ruskin
MODERN PAINTERS By JOHN RUSKIN MA [Five Volumes Complete - FINELY BOUND SET - Half Leather Binding by Riviere]
London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1860-69 First to Seventh Editions. Approximately 10 ½ inches tall. Five half green morocco leather bound volumes by Riviere, with marbled boards, gilt titles, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marks and scratches to the spines, some damage to the corners. Scratches to the second compartment of Vol V, raised bands generally rubbed. Internally sporadically foxed - see photos. Five volumes. Volume I - Seventh Edition 1867, Parts I and II. Of General Principles and Of Truth, lxiii, [i], 423pp; Volume II - Fifth Edition 1869, Part III. Sections I and II. Of the Imaginative and Theoretic Faculties, xvi, 224pp; Volume III - Second Edition 1867, Part IV. OF Many Things, xix, [i], 348pp; Volume IV - Second Edition 1868, Part V. Of Mountain Beauty, xii, 411pp; Volume V - FIRST EDITION, 1860, Parts VI. Of Leaf Beauty, VII. Of Cloud Beauty, VIII. Of Ideas of Relation (Formal), IX. Of Ideas of Relation (Spiritual), xvi, 384pp. HANDSOME 19TH CENTURY GREEN HALF MOROCCO, raised bands, compartments with gilt rules and gilt titles. Volumes III-V each with frontispiece plus a total of 100 plates (a few in colour), steel and wood-engraved, and several wood-engraved illustrations in the text by the author, J. M. W. Turner, and others. 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, literatu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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