New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1864. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. 20 x 13.5 cm. 12mo. xxiv (2) 446pp ix viii 8 ads. First edition with 1864 on title and copyright page. Bound in black buckram. Toning to spine and board edges. Two bookplates on front fixed endpaper. There are a few instances of pen annotations and underlining. Good. Item #60842
Work spans the gamut of Spencer's interests, chapters are title: 1) Progress: Its Law and Cause; 2) Manners and Fashion; 3) The Genesis of Science; 4) The Physiology of Laughter; 5) The Origin and Function of Music; 6) The Nebular Hypothesis; 7) Bain on the Emotions and the Will; 8) Illogical Geology; 9) The Development Hypothesis; 10) The Social Organism; 11) Use and Beauty; 12) The Sources of Architectural Types; 13) The Use of Anthropomorphism.