London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" to 7¾" tall. Very good condition. Item #018943
[iv], 188 pages of text. Original cloth binding with gilt spine lettering and blind stamped boards. The spine is moderately darkened, the top of the spine is frayed and worn, and there is minor soiling and shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. About 70 pages with pencil markings, including underlining, and a few pages with handwritten notes; most of the affected pages only have one light mark in the margin. The classic argument for the equality of the sexes. An eloquent and closely reasoned plea for perfect equality in the legal and social relations of the sexes. Mill's impressive argument, carried to its furthest implications by the pressure of his powerful, logical mind, made this the fundamental work on the subject. Put forth, as it was, at the close of a career which dominated English 19th Century thought, this great book had a deep and far-reaching influence upon social thought and legislation throughout the world. First edition.