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Unto This Last

By Ruskin, John




Unto This Last is an essay on economy by John Ruskin, critical of the 18th and 19th century capitalist economists. When first published as four magazine articles in 1860 they were, in the words of Ruskin himself, "very violently criticized" and the publisher was force to halt publication. But Ruskin persevered and released the four articles in this book form in 1862. Gandhi read Unto This Last in 1904 and it had a huge impact on his social and economic philosophy, with Gandhi making an immediate decision to live according to Ruskin's teachings.


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Unto this last: And other essays (Everyman's library. Essays and belles lettres ; [no. 216])

Ruskin, John

E.P. Dutton. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Unto This Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

Ruskin, John

London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1862 First edition. Green cloth stamped in blind with gilt lettered spine. . Small octavo. Cloth slightly worn with some minor staining. Gentle lean to spine. Binding extremities rubbed with some light fraying and minor chipping to crown and tail of spine. Small tear to front end pastedown. One gathering lightly sprung. Light foxing. Late twentieth century ink inscription on half-title page. First few pages have some pencil and one ink marginal notation Unto This Last was originally published as four articles in the monthly journal Cornhill Magazine. According to Ruskin, these articles were "violently criticized," forcing the publisher to cease publication after four months. To counter this attack, Ruskin published his work in book format in May of 1862. His work looks at social and economic implications and is very critical of the capitalist economists of the 18th and 19th centuries. In this sense, Ruskin is a precursory advocate of social economy. Because the essay also attacks the destructive effects of industrialism upon the natural world, some historians have seen it as anticipating the Green Movement.

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Unto This Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy.

Ruskin, John

London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1862. xviii, 174 pp. Publisher's green cloth with gilt-stamped borders to front & rear boards and gilt-lettered spine. All edges gilt. Brown endpapers. Early ink name to ffep. Slight foxing, mostly to prelims. Ruskin's essays on social economics were 'very violently criticised' when first published in Cornhill in 1860. But he countered by republishing all four essays in 1862. They talk about a living wage and criticise capitalist economics. It's a a book which impacted on Gandhi, who changed his life according to Ruskin's teaching after first reading it in 1904. He also set up Phoenix Settlement as a result. Fine copy. . Fine. Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. 1862. 12mo..

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Unto This Last (Limited Edition)

RUSKIN, John

London: George Allen, 1902. First edition thus. Printed at the Ballantyne Press in Edinburgh, Scotland. One of only 400 copies printed on handmade paper. A very good copy in vellum binding that is lightly soiled and has a few spots to the front panel, original ties are present and in good shape. Internally a clean copy with some slight scattered foxing. A beautifully printed book.

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Unto This Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy.

RUSKIN, JOHN:

Smith, Elder and Co 1862 First edition in book form Dark red roan )probably publisher's binding. Gilt lined boards, gilt lettered spine some scuffing. Aeg 174. Brown end papers. pp. 174. With the signed woodcut bookplate Monte Rosa Aberdeen, of the Aberdeen builder John Morgan.,Master Mason. Born in Craigton, Aberdeenshire, Morgan became an apprentice builder in 1862. In his long and varied career he was responsible for a number of notable buildings, including the frontage to Marischal College, Canada House, the Guild Street Railway Building, the Central Library and the Northern Insurance Building (known locally as the monkey house). He was also a councillor from 1885-1892, during which time he was involved in planning Rosemount Viaduct. In 1887 he built Rubislaw House for himself, which he co-designed with the architect John Pirie. Also later bookplate of M.K Tompkinson to free end paper.Morgan was a noted follower of Ruskin's works so a nice association copy

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Unto This Last:

RUSKIN, John.

London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1862. Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind panelled sides, drab brown endpapers. Spine a little cockled; neat marginal tear repaired to one leaf; a very good copy. First edition. "Ruskin's first two attempts to convey his moral principles in political economic terms initially were failures, much derided in the establishment press, but they laid the foundations for the creation of a much wider constituency for Ruskin's ideas that was to keep his values in circulation even when he himself had fallen silent. The first of these was the articles published in the Cornhill in 1860, an outlet deliberately chosen because of its middle-class appeal. To the editor Thackeray's embarrassment, Ruskin's attack on the utilitarian homo economicus caused an outcry that led to the series being abbreviated, although Ruskin was allowed more space for his fourth and final contribution. The articles were reprinted, without significant alteration, as Unto this Last in 1862, and at first sold very badly" (ODNB).

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Unto This Last; Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

John Ruskin

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Unto This Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy.

RUSKIN, JOHN:

Smith Elder and Co 1862 First edition Small 8vo hardback. Original green publisher's cloth. Gilt lettered decorated spine. Brown end papers. Half title. Title page Preface and contents [19] pp.1-174. Slight board bumping and slight discolouration to back board One gathering slightly raised and v slight split to bottom inner hinge Tight v clean copy (g1y4)

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Unto this Last": Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

John Ruskin

University of Nebraska Press, 1984-02-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Unto This Last

John Ruskin

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Unto this Last": Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

John Ruskin

University of Nebraska Press, 1984-02-01. Paperback. Good.

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Unto This Last (Limited Edition)

RUSKIN, John

George Allen. PAPERBACK. B0016Q0WN2 Good - Light wear - Tanning to pages - Crease along spine - Minor pencil notations throughout - Bumping to corners - Great reading copy! (Shelf 160 Row 4) . Good.

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Unto This Last (Everyman's Library)

John Ruskin

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