London: Macmillan, 1898. First Edition. hardcover. xvi, 336pp. Tall 8vo, original blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine (neat repairs to outer joints, front corner bumped). London: Macmillan, 1898. Scarce. Very good. very good.
Ownership signature of G.H. Hardy, "generally recognized as the leading English mathematician of his time" -DNB. Occasional pencilled notes in the margins are probably his. The book is well read, being loose in the binding, with the corners of both the cover and preliminary pages bumped. Hardy's signature seems to have been originally written in pencil, and overwritten in ink along with the date, Feb. 1899.