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The Science of Ethics by Leslie Stephen


Sir Leslie Stephen was an English author, critic, historian, biographer, & mountaineer, and father of Virginia Woolf & Vanessa Bell. Nice tight copy, in red-brown cloth boards with some wear. Uncommon.

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First edition. 8vo. xxviii, 462, [6, publisher’s advertisements] pp. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt and ruled in black and gilt, covers with double black fillet borders, edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers. Some foxing on front pages.

A fine, notably bright copy. London, Smith, Elder, & Co in 1884 An ambitious work on ethics in which Stephen ‘summed up, in light of his study of Mill, Darwin, and Herbert Spencer, his final conclusions on the dominant problems of life’

Dedication inside – Cardiff 1896


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