"GREAT MEN DO NOT PLAY STAGE TRICKS WITH THE DOCTRINES OF LIFE AND DEATH: ONLY LITTLE MEN DO THAT"
RUSKIN, John. Sesame and Lilies. London: George Allen & Sons, 1913. Octavo, contemporary full green morocco, raised bands, all edges gilt. $400.
“Complete Edition” of these three lectures by John Ruskin, handsomely bound by Lauriat.
This is a collection of three of Ruskin's "most important" lectures of the 1860s, focusing on "the pleasures of reading and the sphere of women" (DNB). Writer, critic, and artist John Ruskin was perhaps the greatest influence on public taste in Victorian England. The first edition was published in 1865.
Only slight rubbing and toning to extremities. A handsomely copy.