Title The Works of Walter Pater
Book Condition Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Edition Limited/Numbered Edition
Publisher London & New York The Macmillan Co. N.D.
Seller ID V-990322B
Inv. # V-990322B. This edition limited to 775 sets. 8 volumes custom bound by Bickers & Son, London for Evelyn Maud Johnson in 3/4 dark blue calf over lighter blue boards. T.E.G. Gilt rules stamped on front & back boards, six gilt compartments on spine. "E.M.J." gilt-stamped on lower right front board of each volume. Bookplate of Evelyn Maud Johnson, Villa Vita, Kingsdown, Deal, Kent, 1919 in each volume. The set, complete as issued, consists of the following: Vol. I, the Renaissance; Vols. II and III, Marius the Epicurian; Vol. IV, Imaginary Portraits; Vol. V, Appreciations; Vol VI, Plato and Platonism; Vol VII, Greek Studies; Vol. VIII, Miscellaneous Studies. Pater (1839-1894) was an English essayist, art critic, and novelist who advocated a cultivation of intense receptivity to beauty and to moments of sensation in life, art, music, and literature; unlike Ruskin, he did not emphasize art as a source of moral or social edification. He was a source of what became known as the Aesthetic Movement; he was a great influence on Oscar Wilde, whom he tutored at Oxford. ; 8vo