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RUSKIN, John.

Pre-Raphaelitism;...

[together with:] Notes on Some of the Principal Pictures Exhibited in the Rooms of the Royal Academy; [and:] Notes on the Turner Gallery at Marlborough House; [and:] Catalogue of the Sketches and Drawings by J. M. W. Turner Exhibited in Marlborough House Accompanied with Illustrative Notes.

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Published: London Smith, Elder, and Co., 1851-9

Stock Code: 126208

£800
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Notes

First editions of four very scarce works by Ruskin. This contemporary sammelband notably includes Pre-Raphaelitism (1851). "The title may appear opportunistic, for the principal subject was Turner, and the most important statements about the Pre-Raphaelites were relegated to a footnote. Yet Ruskin understood the potential of the movement and its radical intentions: 'the Pre-Raphaelites imitate no pictures: they paint from nature only' (Works, 12.357n). In Millais he saw a successor to the ageing Turner, as another, though stylistically different, seeker of visual and imaginative truth" (ODNB).

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Description

4 works in 1 volume, octavo (214 x 143 mm). Contemporary blue morocco, raised bands to spine, lettered in gilt, floral motifs gilt-stamped to compartments, marbled sides, endpapers and edges.

Condition

Spine faded, spine and extremities slightly rubbed, one tip worn, covers a little scuffed, light foxing to contents. A very good copy.

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