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(RUSKIN, John.) LORD, William Barry.

Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster Lore...

gathered amongst the rocks and the sea-shore, by the riverside, and in the forest.

Availability: In stock

Published: London George Routledge and Sons, 1867

Stock Code: 129705

£875
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, the copy of John Ruskin, with his Brantwood Library bookplate to pastedown, and inscribed to him on the half-title: "R. Leslie to J.R., if of any use please keep - contains about as much as is known I think". The presentee, Robert Charles Leslie (1826-1901), was a friend and correspondent of Ruskin. "In love of the sea and of animals there was a strong link of sympathy between them; and letters from Mr. Leslie, who liked to send him jottings, cuttings, or gossip about things lovely and of good report, formed, as it were, a contribution to Ruskin's ideal newspaper. Many of these were preserved among Ruskin's papers, and his letters to Mr. Leslie... show how much he valued such messages from his friend" (The Works of John Ruskin, 1909, vol. XXXVI, p. cviii.). The work itself, a sentimentalised account of coastal lore regarding crustaceans, is a perfect example of their common interests.

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Description

Duodecimo. Original brown cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, gilt vignette to front cover within gilt ruled frame.

Illustrations

Steel-engraved frontispiece, 36 black and white illustrations in the text.

Condition

A few pencilled lines in margins, W. H. Smith library blindstamp to front endpaper. A near-fine, bright copy, with trivial mark to rear cover and light foxing to initial and final leaves.

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