London: John Camden Hotten, 1866. First book edition. Hardcover. Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4"). 96pp (Text), 12pp (Publisher's advertisement). Uncut. Original blind-stamped olive cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Frontispiece. Vignette on title page.
Originally published in the London "Times," Thomas Carlyle's inaugural address at Edinburgh University on April 2, 1866 - where he was being installed as Rector of the University - is a clear statement of his moral passions.
Minor shelf wear. Heavy foxing to very first and very last leaves, otherwise, minor and sporadic throughout. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in good- to very good condition. g- to vg. Item #41574