London: George Allen, 1890.
John Ruskin set out in this text to address young people and students on the form of the Tuscan masters of painting and drawing, such “that if they have not the advantage of being near a master, they may teach themselves, by careful reading, what is essential to their progress.” Filled with beautiful and precise figures, drawings and exercises, Ruskin created a tool that remains as relevant today as it was on first publication over a century ago.
Small, neat inscription to previous owner on first blank page, dated 1904. Edge/cover wear. Chip to top of spine, though piece still loosely connected. Some foxing to first and last few pages and occasionally throughout. Occasional small damp stains to edges of pages, long dried. Binding is tight. Good Condition. $70 AUD.