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John Ruskin: The Portrait of a Prophet

by Quennell, Peter [Edt.]

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


London: Collins, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 320 pp, list of 9 b&w illustrations, foreword, 10 chapters, epilogue, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1949. "The author's analysis of Ruskin closely follows the course of his unhappy marriage to Effie Gray and his perplexing relationship with Rose La Touche. Knowing more about these two affairs and being better equipped to interpret them, we may ask what were the effects on Ruskin of the obscure torments which he could neither understnad nor exorcise." Price clipped. Only the very slightest wear to dj with lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan paper-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine.
  • Bookseller: West Side Book Shop, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 004647
  • Title: John Ruskin: The Portrait of a Prophet
  • Author: Quennell, Peter [Edt.]
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: Collins
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1949
  • Keywords: ART HISTORY BIOGRAPHY ENGLISH ART CRITICS RUSKIN JOHN (1819-1900)
  • Bookseller catalogs: ART HISTORY;


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