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Grammar School inscription dated 1891 but bizarrely no name included. 511pp of tightly packed commentary on the evolution & revolution of christianity - sample - In the history of human progress centuries are the milestones by which we measure the distance traversed. In the East even this method fails us, so stereotyped and lifeless are the forms of social life, so slight the change. But with the restless activity of the Aryan tribes in the West each century has grown more and more unlike the preceding. Grecian culture and Roman arms had broken down the narrowness of national and tribal exclusiveness when the Christian era opens. Roman administration had united vast and distant provinces into an Empire. One after the other they had succumbed to the invader. Marbled endpapers, gilt titling & school name gilt stamped, probable leather, lightish patches of foxing scattered, board fore edges gilt. Binding excellent. First ed appears to be 1865??