Order Nr. 70698 OF KINGS' TREASURIES. John Ruskin.
OF KINGS' TREASURIES.
OF KINGS' TREASURIES.
OF KINGS' TREASURIES.

OF KINGS' TREASURIES.

  • (London: George Allen, 1902).
  • small 8vo.
  • full vellum with gilt stamp on front board, cloth ties.
  • (iv), 99+(1) pages.
  • ISBN: none

Price: $150.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 70698

First edition. Lacking all four ties, but else a fine copy. Each page of the book is exquisitely designed with an ornamental woodcut border by Christopher Dean and is printed on hand-made water-marked paper in black and red ink. The text is a considerably revised version of a lecture Ruskin gave in 1864 at the Rusholme Town Hall, near Manschester. In 1865, Ruskin published Sesame and Lilies, which contained this text and Of Queens' Gardens (Wise, i.116). Not until two years after Ruskin's death in 1900 were the two lectures published under separate cover. Printed at the Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh. Includes index and colophon in back of text. Ruskin's seal in gilt on front board.