Edinburgh: Printed by the Ballantyne Press for George Allen, 1902.In this exquisitely well-printed book, Ruskin eloquently discusses the proper education of women, among other things. Drawing examples from literature and poetry, from the work of romantic poets like Dante Rosetti and great playwrights like William Shakespeare, Ruskin argues for the moral superiority of the fairer sex, and, at the mercy of his velvety prose, Ruskin's picture of the ideal woman shows a beauitful and nurturing domestic goddess. Elegant typography composed within decorative floral borders. Item #1107
Octavo, original gilt-lettered vellum with cloth ties, edges uncut, a fine copy.