POSSIBLE FIRST EDITION. Lesser Questions By Lady Jeune (Susan Mary Elizabeth Stewart-Mackenzie Jeune St Helier, Baroness) – 1894

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Shadowy, with the passing of the first Reform Bill. It is surely true, however, that no time has been so full of interest, so replete with events and discoveries which have influenced the character of our people and the trend of our history, than the last sixty years

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Pre-owned. The great political struggle was over. Reform changed the polity of the country. Our industrial system had been newly equipped with steam practically applied. We need not now enter into any of the profound causes which influenced our life and country and have brought about the complex problems of our modern life. Still, it may be interesting to indicate some of the contrasts between now and eighty years ago. The whole gigantic system of railways in England, the development of the Press, the cheapening of every article of daily want, the application of machinery to industrial works – these are a few Oo the momentous changes. That which hos affected us more than any other was the introduction of railways, in the facility they gave for rapid communication and for bringing every part of the country Into personal contact with the others. No dust jacket. Unusual bevelled-edge blue cloth binding. Some bumping and fading to the cover, and some tanning and foxing as can be expected with a book of this age. Otherwise in good condition and uninscribed. Possible first edition published in 1894, 18 editions published between 1894 and 1895. Hardcover. Published by Remington & Co 1894

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