With Ruskin A.L.s

The Works of John Ruskin. Edited by E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn.

London and New York: George Allen and Longmans, Green, and Co, 1903-1909.

Price: $12,500.00

About the item

Library edition, one of 2062 copies printed. Abundantly illustrated. 37 vols. 8vo (9-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches). With Ruskin A.L.s. Three quarter red morocco, spines gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Spines uniformly mellowed, some very slight rubbing, else a fine set, with an autograph letter (signed “JRuskin”) inserted at the half-title to vol. I.

Item #62046

Profusely illustrated (including many previously unpublished drawings) and scrupulously annotated, the Library Edition remains the definitive collection of Ruskin's work; two thousand and sixty-two copies were printed, of which two thousand were for sale.

The autograph letter, to an unnamed correspondent, on printed letterhead (“Brantwood, Coniston, Lancs.” in the Lake District), reads as follows:
“My dear sir, May I keep the [?spi…] to end of this week. I most carelessly did not notice the things [?about] elastic threads — and so stupidly bothered you yesterday, Gratefully Yrs., J Ruskin”.