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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 149

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Salsetta and Elephanta: A Prize Poem, recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 12, 1839. Oxford: Printed and Published by J. Vincent, 1839. 12° (185 x 113mm). Title with wood-engraved University coat-of-arms, 19-pages (corner of title a little soiled, some light spotting). Original blue printed wrappers (corner of upper wrapper torn away affecting 3 letters of title and border, some light spotting and discolouration).

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    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Salsetta and Elephanta: A Prize Poem, recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 12, 1839. Oxford: Printed and Published by J. Vincent, 1839. 12° (185 x 113mm). Title with wood-engraved University coat-of-arms, 19-pages (corner of title a little soiled, some light spotting). Original blue printed wrappers (corner of upper wrapper torn away affecting 3 letters of title and border, some light spotting and discolouration).

    FIRST EDITION. RARE. Ruskin's first separately-published work. The poem Salsetta and Elephanta won The Newdigate Prize in 1839, and was recited by the author in the Sheldonian Theatre. This was also the year Ruskin first met Wordsworth. Shepherd (fourth edition) p.4.


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