London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1873. 8vo (9", 22.9 cm). vi, 314 pp., [2 ads].
First edition: first issue without errata. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) published much on political, moral and social philosophy. His famed Principals of Political Economy tied economic theory to social development. He married Harriet Taylor with whom he collaborated on important works, including On Liberty and The Subjection of Women. Dedicated from the outset to improving conditions for the working classes, Mill was a dedicated advocate for the abolition of slavery. "His engaging Autobiography (1873) describes his intellectual and moral development from his earliest years to his maturity." - OCEL.
Publisher's green pebbled cloth, sides with black triple-rule borders, spine with black and gilt ruled bands and gilt lettering. Brown coated endpapers.
DNB. NCBEL, III. Extremities rubbed, spine slightly rolled, rear pages with pale trace foxing. Well-preserved first issue in publisher's binding. Very good+. Item #876