Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

CROWN OF WILD OLIVE by JOHN RUSKIN - Hardcover - 1912 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 1232)

CROWN OF WILD OLIVE

Click for full-size.

CROWN OF WILD OLIVE: Essays: Traffic, Work, War

by JOHN RUSKIN

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
Condition
Near Fine
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Item Price
$41.59
Or just $37.43 with a
Bibliophiles club membership
$18.30 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 7 to 10 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

This is what I believe is a first Hurst edition of Crown of Wild Olive, a collection of three lectures by the English critic and philosopher John Ruskin (1819-1900).

It is three of Ruskin's most famous lectures: Traffic (1864), which is about the conflict between taste and morality; Work (1865) which is about the conflict between those who produce and those who consume; and War (1865), which is about war and art. I don't know why he called the book Crown of Wild Olive, but it was a best-seller for decades.

Around 1905, Hurst & Company (New York) began publishing best-selling books with beautifully illustrated covers. This is one of those books. It is undated, but the original owner signed the front endpaper and dated it 1912. She also wrote little snippets of poems and sayings on four of the 16 back endpapers.

At page 209, the spine is pulling away a little.

There's a small ink mark on the back cover.

Other than that, this book is in perfect condition.

Reviews

Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log-in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1232
Title
CROWN OF WILD OLIVE
Author
JOHN RUSKIN
Format/binding
Excellent
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hurst & Company
Place of Publication
United States
Date Published
1912
Pages
211
Bookseller catalogs
Essays; Art; British Society; Rare;

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

About the Seller

Vancouver Bookseller

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since 2019
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Ask Seller a Question

About Vancouver Bookseller

Private individual who has been collecting books for 40 years. It's time for them to find new forever homes.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]

This Book’s Categories

tracking-