1884 The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Uncommon
First edition in vellum binding of John Ruskin's publication of two lectures on environmentalism.
The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century discusses the effects of industrialisation on weather patterns. His lectures use meteorological observations as evidence. This collection was one of his final writings and is credited with foreshadowing twentieth century concerns for the climate crisis.
John Ruskin was a Victorian philosopher, writer and art critic. He was a versatile writer, writing on varying topics including geology, literature, botany, and politics.
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In vellum binding. Externally, very smart. Some very minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. The boards are slightly marked. Front hinge is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, the edges are slightly aged. Inscription from prior owner to the front free endpaper.
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