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|Title:||Sesame and Lilies|
|Category:||Rare & Collectible|
|New / Used:||Used|
|Book Type:||Pocket hardcover|
|Published By:||Oxford University Press|
|Size (mm):||100 w x 155 h x 12 d|
Excellent original condition, fading on spine and no dust jacket, a couple of pages detached, inscription inside front cover. Images depict all need to know detail.
107 years old.
John Ruskin’s Sesame and Lilies consists of two lectures, “Of Kings’ Treasuries” and “Of Queens' Gardens,” delivered in December 1864 at the town halls at Rusholme and Manchester. While these lectures emphasize the connections between nature, art and society, they are essentially concerned with education and ideal conduct.
The first half of the original work, “Of Kings’ Treasuries,” is a critique of Victorian manhood. The second half, “Of Queens' Gardens,” counsels women to be moral guides and urges parents to educate them as such. Although Sesame and Lilies was widely popular in its time, the work in its entirety has been out of print since the early twentieth century.