“MESSAGES FROM THE WOOD TO THE GARDEN”: FIRST EDITION OF RUSKIN’S HORTUS INCLUSUS
RUSKIN, John. Hortus Inclusus. Orpington: George Allen, 1887. Octavo, original green cloth, uncut. $425.
First edition in original cloth of this collection of Ruskin’s correspondence with his neighbors Mary and Susan Beever.
The artist developed a close friendship in his later years with the Beever sisters, who shared his love of nature.
A fine copy with only slightest rubbing to spine ends.