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Rare books by John Ruskin, including first editions, copies in fine bindings, and handsome sets of his collected works. Regularly stocked editions of the works of Ruskin include The Definitive Library edition of The Works.

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  1. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.
    RUSKIN, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

    London : 1849

    First edition of the first of Ruskin's works to carry his name and the first to be illustrated. This copy is extra-illustrated with a later portrait of Ruskin as frontispiece.

    His purpose was to "both secularize and make protestant the movement of the Gothic revival, drawing it away from the Roman Catholic influence of August Wegin Pugin" (ODNB).... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142792

  2. Studies in Both Arts:
    RUSKIN, John. Studies in Both Arts:

    Orpington : 1895

    First and only edition. This copy bears a gift inscription, on the half-title, to "Frank M. Bennett, from Agnes & Edward, Xmas 1985"; in all likelihood, the British artist and painter Frank Moss Bennet (1874-1952). This a lovely association copy. Learn More

    Stock Code: 146041

  3. The Stones of Venice.
    RUSKIN, John. The Stones of Venice.

    London : 1905

    A handsomely bound copy. One of the key texts of the aesthetic movements, The Stones of Venice was first published from 1851 to 1853 and was "a revolutionary success" (PMM). Its importance lies "in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136701

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