London: Macmillan and Co., 1865.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. pp xix, 302,  (ads), bound in publisher's rust cloth ruled in gilt. Corners bumped, spine lightly toned, penciled notes on verso of rear free endpaper, minor foxing; very good. Presentation copy, inscribed "From the Author" on the half title (not in Arnold's hand, but likely by the publisher). A highly influential work of literary criticism, including essays on the function of criticism, Heinrich Heine, Spinoza, Marcus Aurelius, and other topics.