1905 The Works of John Ruskin Vol XVIII
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
The first edition of this volume. Being volume XVIII of this series, publishing the works of John Ruskin. Comprising of 'Sesame and Lilies', 'The Ethics of the Dust', 'The Crown of Wild Olive' and letters on public affairs 1859-1866. The library edition of John Ruskin's works. This edition had 2062 copies printed total, of which 2000 were fore sale to be sold in England and America. Illustrated, with a frontispiece, five photogravures, four from drawings by the author and one from a photograph. In addition to this, there are three facsimiles. Collated, complete. Prior owner's inscriptions to the recto of front endpaper, listing the contents of this volume. A name card tipped in to this page, George H Lees of Oldham. John Ruskin was a leading art critic of the Victorian era. He wrote on a variety of subjects including geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education and botany. A finely bound, and extremely bright copy of this volume.
In a quarter crushed morocco binding, with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with just a few marks to the front board. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front blank. Their namecard tipped in to the same leaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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