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- Description is exactly "The first edition of John Ruskin's <em>The Stones of Veniceis</em> an incomparable association copy. Inscribed by Ruskin "To John Everett Millais, with the author's sincere and respectful regards. Glenfinlas, 22 October, 1853," it was presented to the Pre-Raphaelite painter at the conclusion of their extended holiday in Scotland. Bound in gilt dark green moulded leather covers with a design that essentially duplicates that of the publisher's brown cloth edition binding. The covers feature a gold-stamped central motif of peacocks and doves in an elaborate ogival arch."