London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1873. Hardcover. 8vo (8.7 in, 22 cm). vi, 313  [2 pp. author's works]. Saville, Edwards and Co., printers.
First edition: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was prodigiously well-educated, developed a keen, analytic mind, and authored works of historic importance. After a breakdown, Mill believed in the cultivation of feelings in pursuit of an ethical life. His best, highly influential works followed. Mill's writings led him to become an effective and well-connected Member of Parliament. In his Autobiography, Mill relates his remarkable life from childhood to invalidism.
DNB 390-99. PMM 345. Original green publisher's cloth, spine lettered in gilt and boards ruled in black. Brown coated endpapers. Burns, substantial edition binder (wholesale quantity binding), with binder's ticket to rear paste-down. Scripted ownership to half-title dated 1873. Spine caps lightly worn, page legible with two small ink spots, edge near gutter with small pale spot over 3 leaves. Well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Very good+. Item #1141