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The Stones of Venice was originally published in 3 volumes between 1851 and 1853. Ruskin believed that the best of Gothic architecture was to be found in Venice. This edition is in beautiful terracotta pictorial cloth with colour plates by Ruskin. 350 pages includes index. Edited and Introduced by Jan Morris. Still in original shrinkwrap! This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Colour and b/w illustrations. An invaluable and historical introduction to Venice. Colour plates. Still in original shrinkwrap! This copy would make a wonderful gift.
A portrait of an eccentric city. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. B/w photos. Slight wear to top of spine. Text block is browned and has minor foxing. Contents generally clean. Price-cut blue dustwrapper is browned to spine, rubbed at corners and scuffed to rear panel.
JACOPO SANSOVINO: ARCHITECTURE AND PATRONAGE IN RENAISSANCE VENICE
Written by Deborah Howard.
Stock no. 1822227
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Jacopo Sansovino was one of the major artists forced to flee the sack of Rome in 1527. This book represents an attempt to fill in the historical background to his remarkably varied range of architectural commissions and to allow a more perceptive assessment of his achievement. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0300018916. Light rubbing to top & tail of spine, light scuffing to rear board. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Text block browned with foxing to top edge. Front endpaper a little creased and grubby. Otherwise contents clean. Green dustwrapper is heavily faded to spine with small closed tear to top front edge.
A comprehensive account of painting in Venice from Bellini to Titian to Tintoretto. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0300062478. Possibly SIGNED by author with gift inscription (signed as Peter). Edges of boards rubbed. Large bookplate to front pastedown. ~Tiny tear across lower edge of gutter of front endpapers. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.
Blue boards, title to spine. ISBN: 0340824980. SIGNED by author to title page. Foxing to top of outer page edges.
Black cloth, white title to spine. B/w illustrations. Grubby marks to covers, bumping to spine. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-torn and price-cut with a few chips of loss.
Beige cloth with red titles and decorations. 28 b/w and colour plates. 111 pages. Some foxing to pages and outer page edges. Inscriptions in ink to half-title page.
Venice Its History, Art, Industries and Modern Life. Very large format. 15 x 11 inches. Green decorative cloth with gilt titles and elaborate gilt borders. Numerous b/w illustrations. Top edge gilt. Contents fine. Corners, top and tail of spine bumped and rubbed. A bright copy.