London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. f to vg. Quarto (9 x 6"). VI, 313, , pp (Publisher's advertisement). Original olive pebbled cloth, with gold lettering and ruling to spine. This first edition of John Stuart Mill's authobiography sheds a valuable light on the life and works of one of the most influential liberal thinkers that the 19th century ever produced. Brilliant philosopher, political economist, scholar, and Member of Parliament, John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) taught utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by his godfather, Jeremy Bentham. Binding rubbed along edges. Spine cocked. Hinges starting. Some offsetting to fly leaves. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good to very good condition.
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