Stock No. 1152BS
[London, William Reeves] c. 1890. 8º (171 x 117 mm.), pp. iii-viii, xvi, 213, ; nothing before Contents at iii. Bound by The Hansard Publishing Union, London, with its ticket, in full crimson morocco gilt, all edges gilt, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments and lettered direct, bevelled covers with double gilt fillets etc., inner dentelles gilt. Fine. “With the Author’s Compliments” in ink on flyleaf.
The first section of preliminaries contains the Preface and Introduction reprinted from the second edition. The second section contains a Preface to the third edition, which this volume seems to be, followed by tables and letters written by the author to Gladstone, etc. The title-page was clearly never bound in, and it is also absent in the Yale and Cornell copies, and probably others as well, since there is often doubt about the date of publication and the title and imprint are sometimes derived from records of the second edition. (The first, 1877, was entitled The Peacemaker, Free Trade, Free Labour, Free Thought etc. The second was published in 1883/4.) The latest date appearing in the preliminaries is 1890, and this volume appears to have been published soon thereafter, though it does not appear in the English Catalogue for 1890-97. The page after 213 is unnumbered and consists of an article reprinted from a newspaper.