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[Ruskin, John]
'A COMMONPLACE BOOK OF NEW TESTAMENT VERSES IN GREEK.' BRANTWOOD, CONISTON WATER: CA. 1880-1885 
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[Ruskin, John]
'A COMMONPLACE BOOK OF NEW TESTAMENT VERSES IN GREEK.' BRANTWOOD, CONISTON WATER: CA. 1880-1885 
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,250 USD
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[Ruskin, John]
'A COMMONPLACE BOOK OF NEW TESTAMENT VERSES IN GREEK.' BRANTWOOD, CONISTON WATER: CA. 1880-1885 
Folio (12 x 8 5/8 in.; 305 x 220mm). A book of blank leaves, thumb index with manuscript letters in red and black, the first 102 leaves with manuscript New Testament verses in Greek, copied by John Ruskin; minor foxing and soling. Full 17th century vellum, covers elaborately gilt with repeat star motif borders, fan cornerpieces, and embellished arms of Pope Clement X in the central compartment, spine with repeating scroll and filigree pattern, all edges gilt; minor rubbing to extremities, minor soiling. Black cloth covered clamshell case, morocco label to spine.
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Provenance

John Ruskin (inscription to front free endpaper; his book label to front pastedown) 

Catalogue Note

John Ruskin's commonplace book of New Testament verses written in Greek, stunningly bound

One of the great polymaths of the Victorian age, John Ruskin's interests and influence were far reaching. When he enrolled in Oxford, the young scholar showed particular interest in studying the giants of classicism. His parents hoped that this might lead their son to take Holy Orders, and perhaps even one day rise to the status of archbishop.  Needless to say, Ruskin's path led in a different direction. By the time Ruskin was writing out passages from the New Testament in the present volume, he had penned some of the most important and comprehensive literary and art criticism of the 19th century, established the Ruskin School in Oxford, and formed the Guild of Saint George. 

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