From the author's preface: "In most histories of philosophy, each philosopher appears as in a vacuum; his opinions are set forth unrelated [...] I have tried, on the contrary, to exhibit each philosopher, as far as truth permits, as an outcome of his milieu, a man in whom were crystallised and concentrated thoughts and feelings which, in a vague and diffused form, were common to the community of which he was a part."
Good Condition hardback with cream cloth covered boards. The boards are quite worn, exhibiting signs of wear and handling, particularly to the edges and extremities. The spine is darkened and has some foxing. The hinges are loose, but remain intact. The front and rear endpapers are also slightly foxed. Otherwise the interior is securely bound, clean and free of stains, marks, annotations and marginalia.