12mo, pp. vii, [i], 288, 4 (ads). Original brown textured cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards blocked in blind. A little light dustiness in places. Spine ends a touch worn, gutter cracking in a few places but all gatherings firmly held.
True to his name, Sir Arthur Helps (1813-1875), later clerk of the Privy Council, took up social issues in the 1840s and 1850s, with among his efforts this 'paternalist essay on the relations between master and man', first published 1844. This second edition is attractively printed by Charles Whittingham and was also issued by William Pickering.