The Stones Of Venice. Volume The First. The Foundations; Volume The Second. The Sea-Stories; Volume The Third. The Fall.
Royal 8vo (259 x 180 mm).Three vols. Bound by Riviere in full tree calf, the boards with a gilt floral border within a double gilt-ruled border, the spines divided into six compartments with raised bands gilt, morocco and gilt lettered pieces to the second and third compartments, the remaining compartments attractively decorated with floral and vase gilt centre tools and floral spandrels, decorative gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; xxi, , 400 pp.; [vi], , 394 pp.; [iv], 362 pp., a total of fifty-three plates in a variety of media, 38 b/w figures within the text; a very small area of rubbing to the upper board of Vol. III, occasional light spotting as often, otherwise a near fine set in an exceptionally elegant binding.
‘A New Edition’. One of 1500 copies signed by Ruskin in the preface of the first volume.
Stock number: 1198