Published in 1895 by Longman, Green, and Co. Described as a New Edition. Volume I has a frontispiece picture of Walter Bagehot with what appears to be a facsimile signature.
Two Volumes of a Three Volume set. Edited, with a prefatory memoir, by Richard Holt Hutton. A collection of Bagehot's essays about major literary figures and their works, some of which were first published in 1858 in 'Estimates of Some Englishmen and Scotchmen'.
Walter Bagehot (1826–1877) was a British journalist, businessman, and essayist, who wrote extensively about government, economics, and literature.
In generally good condition, some rubbing wear to the extremities of the covers, and there is smallish tear on the spine of volume I and an indent on the rear cover of volume II. The pages are moderately clean with no annotations, and some foxing spots and light yellowing. The bindings are sound.