Author signed Rare 1874 John Ruskin THE STONES OF VENICE 3 vol set Smith, Elder

A truly amazing complete set, usually selling for $500-700. Rare and beautiful. Here is the description from when I purchased this set at auction. Sorry to see it go:

Title: The Stones of Venice
Author: John Ruskin
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co.
Printing Year: 1873-74
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set
Notes: Bound in light brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt pictorial designs on the front and rear boards, this antique set is a scarce author-signed edition. This set was signed by Ruskin at the end of the preface. The set includes studies of "The Foundations," "The Sea-Stories" and "The Fall." The work is profusely with full-page plates, with all called-for illustrations present. These volumes have been professionally recased, with modern spines and endpapers, and the original, antique boards. The dark brown spines show well, with light brown cloth spine labels and gilt lettering. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light wear along the board edges. The volumes are tightly bound with age-toned pages, showing occasional light moisture indications. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.5".

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