Praeterita. Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life. 3 volumes in 28 monthly parts [with] Dilecta. Correspondence, Diary, Notes, and Extracts from Books, illustrating Praeterita. In 3 parts. All first editions, first issues



Publisher: Sunnyside, Orphington, George Allen, 1885, 1886,1887, 1888, 1900.
Description: large 8vos, printed buff-coloured wrappers, with the `rose' illustration, as issued. Some fox spots to edges (only), else an exceptionally fine set

Ruskin’s last great work, his `highly personalised, selective, eloquent but incomplete account of aspects of his life’ in the original parts. Praeterita, 1885-1888, ppviii, 432; 442;182; 3 `Advice’ slips, Publisher’s Note, and all title-pages and half-titles present. With 2 steel-engravings, `My Two Aunts’, and `the Old Drover Packet’s Jib’. Dilecta, 1886, 1887, 1900 (the 3rd and final part published after Ruskin’s death); pp172, (4 blanks), viii, Publisher’s Note, half title, title (Praeterita, 2nd edition, 1900), xii; 2 steel engravings, `Castle of Annecy’, and `The Grande Chartreuse’

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