The King of the Golden River
Ruskin, John, author,1939
Rackham, Arthur, illustrator1939
This is a children's tale written by the famous polymath of the early nineteenth century, John Ruskin. Ruskin published on topics ranging from architecture and social reform to geology and poetry. The King of the Golden River was based on a story told by John Ruskin to Euphemia ('Effie') Chalmers Gray, the twelve year old daughter of a family friend. Ruskin and Gray married several years later. This is a 1939 edition of the story which was first published in 1841. It has been illustrated by Arthur Rackham. This publication is part of the reference collection of the graphic designer Charles Hasler.