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[John Ruskin] Extremely Scarce 25 Volume Set in Original Publisher's Cloth

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1884; 1883, 1882; 1881; 1879; 1873.

First edition thus. 8vo. 25 volumes. Extremely scarce publisher's edition of Ruskin's works, all superbly bound in full green smooth cloth with gilt ruled and gilt decorated front cover and spine, stamped in red and gold, illustrated green endpapers. A fascinating bibliographic edition, virtually no mention of this edition anywhere in the literature, but a few random imprints can be found with same imprint and dates. A remarkable set, in fine condtion, partially unopened. Without a doubt, this set has never been looked at, to any real extent, internally. In order of date, the volumes are as follows, with our volume numbers provided in parentheses for clarity (i.e. not appearing on books)... 1873: (1) "Love's Meinie," and "Proserpina." 1879: (2) "The Laws of Fesole;" and "Art in England." 1881: (3) "Arrows of the Chase." 1882: (4) "Pre-Raphaelitism," and "Aratra Pentelici." 1883: (5) "The Poetry of Architecture." (6) "Unto This Last," and "Munera Pulveri." ( 7) "Time and Tide," and "Political Economy of Art." (8) "Crown of Wild Olive," and "Queen of the Air." (9) "Eagle's Nest," and "Frondes Agrestes." 1884: (10-14) "Modern Painters," five numbered volumes. (15-17) "Stones of Venice," three numbered volumes. (18) "The Two Paths," and "Lectures on Art." (19) "Fors Clavigera." (20) "Elements of Drawing," and Elements of Perspective." (21) "Ariadne Florentian." (22) "Seven Lamps of Architecture," and "Lectures on Architecture and Painting." (23) "Sesame and Liles," and "Ethics of the Dust." (24) "St. Mark's Rest," and "Deucalion." (25) "Poems," and "Mornings in Florence." One volume with very small stain on spine; a stunning, fine set, of what must be one of only a very few extant sets.

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