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Works of John Ruskin
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1887. Hardcover. Very good. 12 vol. 20 cm. [4], ix-lxxiii, [1], 429; xiii, [1], 230; xii, 341; [15], 403; xiv, [2], 390; xiv, [2], 434; [8], 150; [2],151-397; iv, [2], 376; xii, 206; vi, [2], 9-189; 29; [6], 246; viii, [2],11-217; [8], 202; [7], 6, [1], vii-ix, 11-148; [6], 7-56; [6], 7-118; xviii, 19-234; xii, 144; xi,181; iv, 233; [8], 5-205; 171; xlii, [2], 5-186; xvii, 13-251; xxi, [6], 3-127; vii, 178; x, 210; xiv, [3], 17-138; xxvii,164; vi, 203p. Light blue cloth hardcover bindings with black and red impressing on boards and black and gold impressing on spines. Decorative end papers. Numerous illustrations by Ruskin throughout the volumes. Title of collected works only appears on the covers with the title pages inside each volume referring only to the works contained within. In addition, typesetting varies between books within each volume suggesting that the American publisher had Ruskin's various works to that date rebound together as a set in 1887. Scuffing and wear to spines and board corners. Some soiling. Several newspaper clippings inside various volumes. "C Jeffrey" inscribed after end papers. John Ruskin (1819-1900) died after this collection of his works was sold so not all of his later works are included. The set does contain the full texts of the following: 5 volumes of Modern Painters with prefaces for the 1st-3rd and "new" edition of 1873; 3 volumes of The Stones of Venice; The Seven Lamps of Architecture; Lectures on Architecture and Painting delivered at Edinburgh in November 1853; An Inquiry into some of the Conditions at Present Affecting the Study of Architecture in Our Schools. The Poetry of Architecture: Cottage, Villa, etc. To which is added suggestions on Works of Art by "Kata Phusin" (Ruskin's nome-de-plume); The Two Paths being Lectures on Art and its application to Decoration and Manufacture, delivered in 1858-9; Lectures on Art Delivered before the University of Oxford in Hilary term, 1870; The Political Economy of Art: or, "A Joy Forever" (and its price in the market). Being the substance (with additions) of two lectures delivered at Manchester, July 10th and 13th, 1857; Pre-Raphaelitism; The Pleasures of England: Lectures Given in Oxford; The Elements of Drawing in Three Letters to Beginners; The Elements of Perspective Arranged for the Use of Schools; Aratra Pentelici. Six Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture, Given before the University of Oxford in Michaelmas Term, 1870, Ariadne Florentina. Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving with Appendix given before the University of Oxford in Michaelmas Term, 1872; The Art of England; Mornings in Florence: being Simple Studies of Christian Art for English Travellers; Sesame and Lilies: Three Lectures; The Ethics of the Dust: Ten Lectures to Little Housewives on the Elements of Crystallisation The Crown of Wild Olive: Three Lectures on Work, Traffic and War; The Queen of the Air Being a Study of the Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm Time and Tide by Ware and Tyne: Twenty-five Letters to a Working Man of Sunderland on the Laws of Work; Unto This Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy; Munera Pulveris: Six Essays on the Elements of Political Economy; The Eagle's Nest: Ten Lectures on the Relation of Natural Science to Art given before the University of Oxford in Lent Term, 1872.
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