FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. xi, [i], 411, . Twentieth-century quarter calf with marbled boards by Period Bookbinders, spine divided by a double blind rule, dark red leather label. Some light toning and spotting. Pencilled ownership inscription of Dolf Mootham to flyleaf.
The first edition of this late and 'unfinished' publication, edited from Bentham's papers by his young disciple Peregrine Bingham (bap. 1788-1864). Some of the contents had already been published in abridged French translation and are here restored as Bentham had written them.