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    John Ruskin. Modern Painters. London: Smith, Elder, 1851-1860. Mixed editions, (volumes III - V first editions). Five quarto volumes. Later calf. Near fine.


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    Five quarto volumes. Illustrated. Volume I is fifth edition, revised, volume II is third edition, revised. Volumes III through V are first editions, volume IV is a first issue (plate 44 is mis-numbered 49 in volume IV). Bound by J. B. Hawes in later full tree calf, boards decoratively ruled in gilt, spines tooled in gilt in compartments, with burgundy and olive gilt morocco lettering labels, gilt board edges, marbled endleaves. Volume I rebacked, preserving the original spine (spine worn), with some restoration to boards and reinforcement to hinges. Spines a bit dull, some occasional wear and scuffing to bindings, several hinges just starting, some minor occasional foxing in text. Still, a near fine copy. With bookplates of John Ruston and another unknown owner. Housed in modern slipcase. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.



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    April, 2016
    6th Wednesday
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