New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1904. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. TEG. Previous owner's stamp to FPDEP's. Soft, age-tanned, untrimmed pages. Mylar protective covers to both volumes. Gilt debossed lettering to spines and fronts of army-green cloth-covered boards. Black and white photograph of author to frontispece with tissue overlay, both volumes. Nine portraits in Vol. I. Occasional uncut pages, both volumes. A few fold-out diagrams to Vol. I. Both volumes clean and tight. 655/613 pp totaling 1,268 pp with appendices and index. FINE. Item #70156
"This autobiography is published as it was left by Mr. Spencer, with a few modifications, the most important of which relates to the division of the volumes...the first volume ends with the termination of his miscellaneous work and the second volume begins with the planning of the Synthetic Philosophy," (Note by trustees). Vol. I covers the years of 1820 to 1856. Vol. II concludes with years 1856 to 1889 followed by Reflections written four years later.