Considering the age, this hard back book is in good condition overall. There is a gilded title on the spine and front cover, and there is no jacket with the book. The cover of the book has some marks and slight wear on the corners, but is overall in very good condition. Inside the book, there appears to be residual effects of water damage to the pages themselves, leaving them slightly creased. It should be stated that this issue appears to affect the pages themselves, and not the writing on said pages, meaning the book is still perfectly readable. From looking inside the book, it appears there may be a slight issue with the binding starting to wear down, however nothing feels loose, nor does the book feel particularly fragile, though the issue is particularly noticeable right at the front of the book. This book was published in 1884, and reviews what at the time was the recent history of Indian Religions, particularly involving Hinduism and Christianity.