London: George Routledge & Co., 1858.
A New Edition. Leather bound. 6 5/8" X 4 3/8". 336pp. Handsomely bound in half dark rose calf with marbled sides. Spine darkened, with four raised bands, gilt lettering over green leather label with gilt tooling. Moderate edgewear to binding, with rubbing heaviest at paper edges and moderate scattered rubbing to marbled paper. All edges marbled. Matching marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Marinus Willet Dominick to front pastedown, with clippings pasted in: short prior auction description, a portrait of Countess Beaconsfield, two portraits of Benjamin Disraeli, a critical description of Venetia, Contarini Fleming, and Alroy, and a picture of 19 Curzon Street, Mayfair, the house in which he died. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A lovely and quite stunningly bound edition of this romantic fantasy by Benjamin Disraeli, in which he casts Byron and Shelley back into the eighteenth century. Very good. Item #2090