RUSKIN, John.

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
    £750.00

    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
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 146041

  3. The Elements of Drawing.
    RUSKIN, John. The Elements of Drawing.

    Sunnyside, Orpington, and London : 1892

    An attractive copy, from the library of Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921), carpet manufacturer, with his fine armorial bookplate; Tomkinson "collected rare books and manuscripts, and acquired a national reputation as a collector of Japanese ivories and lacquer work" (ODNB). With the initials CJHC to the front cover; the architect C. J. Harold Cooper (d.... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 142188

  4. Of Queen's Gardens.
    RUSKIN, John. Of Queen's Gardens.

    Edinburgh & London : 1902

    First edition thus, first impression, one of very few printed on vellum. This is a superb copy, with a distinguished provenance, coming from the library of New York banker, stockbroker, and author, Henry William Poor (1844-1915), who was a noted collector and patron of the arts.

    "Mr. Poor is a man of refined and scholarly tastes and prominent... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 148476

  5. The King of the Golden River.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River.

    London : 1932

    Signed limited edition, number 114 of 570 copies signed by the artist, of which 550 were for sale. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 123239

  6. The King of the Golden River.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River.

    London : 1932

    First trade edition, first impression. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 113252

  7. The King of the Golden River.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River.

    London : 1932

    Deluxe edition, number 318 of 570 copies signed by the artist. With a delightful original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed and dated "Arthur Rackham 1932") on the limitation leaf, depicting the twelve year old Gluck opening the window to Southwest Wind, Esquire. Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 113250

  8. The King of the Golden River.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River.

    London : 1932

    First trade edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the artist and his wife, inscribed on the half-title: "To Fanny from Edyth & Arthur Rackham, Xmas 32" and with an accompanying pen-and-ink sketch of the King of the Golden River. Fanny Starkie was Rackham's sister-in-law. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 112915

  9. The King of the Golden River.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River.

    London : 1932

    Signed limited edition, number 232 of 570 copies signed by the illustrator. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 102241

  10. The King of the Golden River.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River.

    London : 1939

    A lovely reissue of the Rackham trade edition, which was originally published in 1932. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 85351

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