Title: St. Mark's Rest. The History of Venice. Written for the Help of Those Few Travellers who still Care for Her Monuments, 1901
Author: John Ruskin
Publisher: New York
Condition: Very Good
An early 20th century edition of Ruskin’s St. Mark’s Rest, in an extremely ornate painted vellum binding. There are hand-painted flowering designs to the front cover, with red initials lit up with a gold background in the Gothic style, and a small painting of a seraphim, done in the style of a mosaic. There are also numerous ornaments in gold to the cover, and the top page edges are gauffered.
One hand-painted vellum bound volume in octavo, 191 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the boards. There is a small 4cm split to the vellum at the top of the rear joint, though it holds well. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.