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Some illustration in the first book.
Decoratively bound in light blue cloth with bright gilt, black and maroon embossing, The volume shows moderate external age/wear, with sunning to the spines and rubbing to the board and spine edges. The text blocks are solidly bound with age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8".
Ruskin was an English art critic and social thinker, also remembered as a poet and artist. His essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Ruskin first came to widespread attention for his support for the work of J. M. W. Turner and his defense of naturalism in art. He subsequently put his weight behind the Pre-Raphaelite movement. His later writings turned increasingly to complex and personal explorations of the interconnection of cultural, social and moral issues, and were influential on the development of Christian socialism. (Wikipedia)