Autobiography

London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1873. First edition, second issue, with the erratum leaf. 8vo. vi, 313, (5) pp. Erratum leaf; ad leaf. Cf. Printing and the Mind of Man 345: "[His father's educational] regime, as recorded in [Mill's] 'Autobiography,' has excited universal astonishment. At the age of three the boy could read Greek; by the time he was eight he was reading Plato and Herodotus and an incredible amount of historical writing; at twelve he had embarked on Aristotle's works on logic, Adam Smith, and Ricardo. It says worlds for his intellectual strength that he survived this intimidating course." Owner's inscription in the year of publication, else very good. Original green pebbled cloth (frayed at spine ends). (#5121). Item #58245

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