Stated second edition. Printed by William Clowes and Sons. Later full-leather bindings, by Root & Son, (binder's stamp to front free-endpaper), in green polished calf, with crisp gilt-stamped rules to the boards and with gilt-stamped design to the hubbed spine, the spine with two cordovan morocco labels. Gilt dentilles to the under-edges of the boards. Some rubbing to the hubs of the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail. Sharp corners with a touch of rubbing. Some light scuffing to the boards but on the whole a very clean and presentable binding. Hinges strong. Text block firmly bound in. 8.75 x 5.5 inches. T.E.G. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. xv and 336 numbered pages. The frontis page with engraved portrait of George Grote by Joseph Brown, from a portrait painted by Stewartson in 1824. The frontispiece with foxing. Tissue guard present. Very light off-setting of some of the foxing on to the title page. Green ribbon page marker. To a rear FEP, tiny sticker of previous bookseller. Else clean. A Very Good Plus copy. A biography of the scholar of Ancient Greece, George Grote [1794-1871], by his wife. The binding is identical to our listing for the following: Aristotle (2 vols.); Plato, and the other Companions of Sokrates (3 vols.); The History of Greece (12 vols.).