Lot 219

RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). The Stones of Venice, London, 1851-53. 3 volumes, large 8vo, plates. FINELY BOUND in dark green crushed morocco gilt. FIRST EDITION. (3)

Estimate: £500 - £800
Hammer price: £400
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RUSKIN, John (1819-1900).  The Stones of Venice. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1851-53. 3 volumes, large 8vo (254 x 170mm). Half title in the first vol., 53 engraved, lithographed and mezzotint plates by T. S. Boys, R. P. Cuff, T. Lupton and J. C. Armytage after the author, some coloured, illustrations and diagrams, 3-line errata slip after the list of plates in vol. one, 16-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end of each vol. (some very light spotting and staining). FINELY BOUND in later dark green crushed morocco gilt by Henry Sotheran, spines with 5 raised bands and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers, green silk markers (spines very slightly faded, some light scuff marks to covers of vol. II). Provenance: S. C. Lister, Swinton Park (armorial bookplate); from the Collection of the late Professor Bernard Nevill (1930-2019). FIRST EDITION. The three volumes are titled "The Foundations", "The Sea-Stories" and "The Fall" respectively. Grolier English 92; Houfe 286; Ray The Illustrator and the Book 31; Wise Ruskin 291, 293, 295. (3)

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