The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
"This essay was written as a thesis for the degree of master of arts in the University of London in 1900. A few alterations have since been made in the light of recent publications."-- Pref. note