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128504
[RUSKIN, John.] (EMBROIDERED BINDING.)

[New Testament, in Greek.]

Availability: In stock

Published: Oxford Clarendon Press, 1880

Stock Code: 128504

£4,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

An exquisite example of late Victorian embroidered binding by Helen Margaret Dixon, in excellent condition. 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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