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Ruskin, John

Lectures on architecture and painting, delivered at Edinburgh in November, 1853.

London, Smith, Elder, & Co. 1854.

Reference: 7513
Price: £55 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. vi+(2)+239+(1)pp, 15 etched plates incl. frontispiece, two with flaps, 16pp publisher’s adverts at end. Publisher’s cloth, neatly rebacked. Roderick Gradidge’s copy, with his bookplate.

First edition of these lectures delivered to the Philosophical Institution in Edinburgh, and covering subjects such as the source in nature of Gothic architecture, romance and utopianism in art, Turner, and the Pre-Raphaelites, illustrated by wood engravings from drawings by Ruskin.