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[RUSKIN, John.] (EMBROIDERED BINDING.)

[New Testament, in Greek.]

Oxford : 1880 Stock Code: 128504
£4,750.00
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Notes

An exquisite example of late Victorian embroidered binding by Helen Margaret Dixon, inscribed by John Ruskin, expressing his admiration, to the rear endpaper: "much admired by yours truly John Ruskin, 25th June 93". The binding was shown to Ruskin by his cousin Joan Severn at Brantwood that month, with a letter known from Severn to Dixon telling her of Ruskin's esteem for her craft. Helen Margaret Dixon (1858-1955) wrote several collections of children's stories, and later became a Sister of the Order of Saint Dominic. The book itself is a Clarendon Press edition of the Greek New Testament, printed in Greek with a Latin preface.

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Description

Octavo (149 x 110 mm). Finely bound in a contemporary arts and crafts embroidered binding, incorporating a green, pink, white and blue floral design around religious iconography and Greek lettering, gilt edges. Housed in a custom green velvet box.

Condition

Frayed around extremities, else a near-fine copy.

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