PRESENTATION COPY, 8vo, pp. vi, 3-171, . Contemporary purple textured cloth, spine lettered direct in gilt. A touch of soiling and spotting. A little faded, spine ends bumped, endpapers marked. Presentation inscription to flyleaf, ‘With Christian regards from the author, Edinburgh, July 1839,’ and ownership inscription dated 1962, extensive marginal notes and underlinings to text in pencil and notes in ink to rear in same hand, Ownership inscription of Alexander Philip to flyleaf dated 1839.