London: Macmillan, 1884. Octavo. Item #027030
2nd edition. 161 pages. 3 page autographed letter from the author, April 5, 1898. After his graduation from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1848, he served as a teacher to Leslie Stephen and came under the influence of Frederick Denison Maurice. In the meantime, he and his friend David James Vaughan translated Plato in an edition which appeared first in 1852. He spoke on behalf of higher education for women and as a liberal opposed Gladstone's home-rule measures. He opposed the clergy opposition to the trade unions. His close association with B.F. Westcott, J.B. Lightfoot and F.J.A. Hort placed him in the circle of serious biblical scholarship. He became chaplain to Queen Victoria. In this letter, he deals with several controversies of the era and offers part of his library to his friend. The plight of the poor was also one of his concerns in terms of housing and poor water. Bound in brow cloth ruled in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, black coated endpapers, tiny bookseller label to front pastedown of Frank Murray of Nottingham. Rubbing to joints with some wear to corners and spine ends. A very nice copy.