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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1932. First American Edition. Originally written in 1841 for twelve-year-old Effie Gray. It was published in book form in 1851, and became an early Victorian classic which sold out three editions. A fairy tale that illustrates the triumph of love, kindness, and goodness over evil, as well as a fable, a fabricated origin myth and a parable. Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolorist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. This edition is Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Hardcover with dust jacket. 47 pages.

8vo., 47pp.; VG/G+; spine white with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; some chipping to corners, large chip to head of spine extending onto rear board, chipping to upper edge; pages slightly age-toned; interior clean; shelved case 13.

[Book #9-48-1277072]
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