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History of Venetian Art and Architecture. RUSKIN. The Stones of Venice.

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History of Venetian Art and Architecture. RUSKIN. The Stones of Venice.
 History of Venetian Art and Architecture. RUSKIN, John. The Stones of Venice. The Foundations, The Sea-Stories, The Fall. London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1851-53

3 Vols. in 4to; 262x178 mm; Contemporary red morocco binding and polychrome marbled paper, marbled end papers, gilt titles on spine, corners; pp. 14, 1, 413, 1, 21 plates; 6, 2, 320 plates; 4, 362, 12 plates. Many illustrations within the text and 53 plates, of which 24 in different shades of dark light and 7 colored. Fine specimen.

Condition Report

Rare first illustrated edition. The work is an important source of art history and at the same time an orignal architectural treatise in which Ruskin applies to the buildings of Venice the general principles enunciated in his previous Seven Lamps of Architecture. The illustrations in the text and the tables are taken from the author's original drawings.

Bibliography

Wise 291, 293, 295; Shepherd 23; Ray 31.
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