London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896.
Hard Cover. First Edition. An uncommon title by the French author and linguist (Darmsteter was, among other accomplishments) chair of the Persian Language and Literature at the College de France, and assisted Max Muller in his Sacred Books of the East. This translation by his wife of essays on English literature, and has a substantial chapter on George Eliot. There is a review of the book pasted to the front pastedown, which has caused some offsetting to the front endpaper. There is some loss to the head and tail of the spine and some damp staining to the rear board.