John Ruskin Works 1886 lovely 3 vol leather set Sesame & Lilies Eagle's NestBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Leather Set, John Ruskin, Visual Arts, Art History).
Collected Works of John Ruskin.
Published 1886, New York by John Wiley & Sons.
3 volumes. Text in English.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.
The three titles included in this lot are: The Eagle's Nest, Frondes Agrestes, The Crown of Wild Olive, the Queen of the Air, Sesame & Lilies, and Ethics of the Dust. Each work is complete unto itself.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.