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114139
MILL, John Stuart.

On Liberty.

Availability: In stock

Published: London John W. Parker and Son, 1859

Stock Code: 114139

£6,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition of the work that "perhaps more than any other of his works, has been viewed by posterity as the kernel of his social philosophy" (ODNB). "Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought and speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority" (PMM).

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Description

Octavo. Original purple cloth, covers with outer border of two thick-and-thin rules, spine lettered gilt and with blind Greek-key roll at head and tail, orange coated endpapers. Housed in a blue flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Illustrations

8 pp. publisher's adverts at rear.

Condition

From the library of British colonial administrator and Liberal politician William Patrick Adam (1823-1881) of Blairadam House, Kinross-shire, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Head of spine professionally restored, purple dye faded at spine and board edges as it is prone to do; an excellent and unusually nice copy, in far better condition than is typically encountered.

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