GROTE,George. Review of the work of Mr John Stuart Mill, entitled, 'Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy'. London, N.Trübner & Co 1868
Small octavo, original publishers green cloth, upper cover lettered gilt, pp.(2), 112, engraved bookplate of William Michael Collett, a fine copy.
First edition. George Grote [1794-1871] was a classical scholar, politician and banker and historian of Greece. In 1817 he came under the influence of David Ricardo, and through him of James Mill and Jeremy Bentham. He and his wife Harriet frequently entertained many of the Benthamite group in their home. Other than a period of estrangement from Harriet Grote, Mill was a life-long friend of and correspondent with the couple. Leslie Stephen described him as "the great representative of Utiltarian history"