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Five Antique Small Books, including John Ruskin Works.

  • NZ$1200

5 books:  “Bees in Amber”, “Sesame and Lilies”, “The Elements of Drawing”, “Sunday Well Spent” and “Elizabeth, or the Exiles of Siberia”.  Bees in Amber is “A little Book of Thoughtful Verse by John Oxenham”, published 1917 (second Edition) by Methuen & Co Ltd, London. John Oxenham wrote many novels. Pretty flyleaf and following double page of bee illustrations. Dust cover (a little scruffy) with original cover underneath which is in very good condition.
A little insect damage to the bee pages and to the end two pages of the verses.
Charming book, very rustic. 16 cm by 10 cm by 1.4 cm thick.
Sesame and Lilies, hard cover book, two lectures by John Ruskin. Published 1906 by George Allen, London. Measures 15 cm by 10.5 cm by 1.2 cm thick.
The Elements of Drawing, also by John Ruskin. Hard cover, published 1907 by George Allen. 15 cm by 10 cm and 1.8 cm thick. Foxing to inside of covers.
Sunday Well Spent is a faded, pretty book with embossed hard cover , gold leaf title and an illustration. Author is Mrs. Upcher Cousens. Published by Dean & Son, London. A novel, centred around Christian themes. Not dated, but looks mid to late 1800s. 16 cm by 10.5 cm by 1.35 cm thick. Faded cover, some stains inside, age wear.
Elizabeth or the Exiles of Siberia: Attractive embossed cover with illustration. Gold leaf to title on spine. Dedication inside with date of 1867. Titled “A Tale, from the French of Madame Cottin”. Published in Edinburgh by William P. Nimmo. Some foxing throughout, and looseness to spine. 17cm by 11.5 cm by 1.5 cm thick.
Good decor items.

ITEM No. E11981

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