COVID-19 Update

September 25, 2020: Biblio is open and shipping orders. Read more here.

Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

On Liberty by  John Stuart Mill - Hardcover - Second American Edition  - 1863 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 007705)

On Liberty

Click for full-size.

On Liberty

by Mill, John Stuart

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Bloomington, Indiana
Item Price:
$800.00
FREE shipping to USA
More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1863. Second Edition stated, finely bound in early 20th c. blue half morocco over marbled boards, red label with gilt lettering, 5 raised bands with gilt rules and 5 decorations, top edge gilt, marbled end pages. Very Good Plus, spine sunned to grey, moderate toning to end pages and light toning scattered throughout. A quite handsome copy of this classic work on the freedom of speech. . Second American Edition . Half Morocco. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Synopsis

On Liberty is a philosophical work by 19th century English philosopher John Stuart Mill, first published in 1859. To the Victorian readers of the time it was a radical work, advocating moral and economic freedom of individuals from the state. Perhaps the most memorable point made by Mill in this work, and his basis for liberty, is that "Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign".

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Dale Steffey Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
007705
Title
On Liberty
Author
Mill, John Stuart
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good Plus
Jacket condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Edition
Second American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ticknor & Fields
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1863
Bookseller catalogs
Philosophy; Political Science; Fine Bindings;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Terms of Sale

Dale Steffey Books

Any book is returnable for any reason within 10 days for a complete refund, as long as it is returned in the same condition as when received. Please notify in advance of return. I accept checks, money orders, Mastercard, Visa, and bank wire transfer.

About the Seller

Dale Steffey Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2006
Bloomington, Indiana
Ask Seller a Question

About Dale Steffey Books

Online bookseller specializing in rare and collectible books in all fields. Books bought and sold from single item to entire collection.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback....[more]
Marbled boards
...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]

This Book’s Categories

tracking-