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Item #BB2240 Mornings in Florence: Being Simple Studies of Christian Art, for English Travellers. I. Santa Croce II. The Golden Gate III. Before the Soldan IV. The Vaulted Book V. The Strait Gate VI. The Shepherd's Tower. 1877. John RUSKIN.
Mornings in Florence: Being Simple Studies of Christian Art, for English Travellers. I. Santa Croce II. The Golden Gate III. Before the Soldan IV. The Vaulted Book V. The Strait Gate VI. The Shepherd's Tower. 1877
Mornings in Florence: Being Simple Studies of Christian Art, for English Travellers. I. Santa Croce II. The Golden Gate III. Before the Soldan IV. The Vaulted Book V. The Strait Gate VI. The Shepherd's Tower. 1877

Mornings in Florence: Being Simple Studies of Christian Art, for English Travellers. I. Santa Croce II. The Golden Gate III. Before the Soldan IV. The Vaulted Book V. The Strait Gate VI. The Shepherd's Tower. 1877

London: George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent [through 1881], 1875. Leatherette. First Editions (excepting Santa Croce, which is a second edition, with preface folios in Roman numerals), complete in six parts, of this great classic on Renaissance art. Crown 8vo (172 x 115mm): iv,23,[1]; [4],25-52; [4],57-95,[1]; [4],97-120; [4],121-151,[1]; [4],153-187,[1]pp. Original red leatherette covers, upper covers stamped in gilts, all edges gilt; burgundy ribbed cloth-covered slip case by Fitterer, paper label printed in black to spine. Excellent examples (covers occasionally rubbed), tigthly bound and clean throughout. Wise 204-205. Shepherd 105. Fine-. Item #BB2240

Originally published in continuously paginated parts (as here), then subsequently issued, in November, 1885, in a collected edition, in both brown and green cloth-coverd boards. In December 1877, George Allen announced that Supplment I: The Visible Church would be issued shortly, with other parts in preparation, but none were ever published. An historical and artistic analysis written as a guide to Florence divided into five mornings spent walking around the city and observing treasures in churches and museums. Giotto’s work is of particular interest to Ruskin, but also that of Botticelli, Fra Angelico, and their contemporaries. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

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