"Self-Consciousness of Noted Persons" was written by Justin Smith "Smitty" Morrill and published by Cambridge University Press in 1882. This copy was addressed by 'S. Free.' (unsure) Civil War General Robert C. Schenck. The book itself contains a list of noted historical figures, and points out instances of each person being somewhat egotistical, or acknowledging their prominence/skill. In the end, Morrill seems to make the conclusion that it is better for the famous to be self-conscious and somewhat prideful, for that keeps them from doing immoral things that would detract from their image.
Condition: Fine. Brown spot on back, some small pencil marks around the inscription to Gen. Schenck. Otherwise fantastic condition.