London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1851.


8vo pp 68 (i). Bound, uncut with original light blue paper covers in modern, blue half morocco with marbled boards by Lars Sandgreen of Copenhagen in 1974. First edition of this early treatise in defence of the so-called Pre-Raphaelites – in Ruskin’s terms surprisingly also including William Turner, his everlasting idol in painting.


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