Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli
a New Edition edited with Memoir and Notes - These volumes include the final revisions of the author.
Publication: 1859 Routledge, Warnes; London
The work contained a myriad of anecdotes about historical persons and events, unusual books, and the habits of book-collectors. The work was very popular and sold widely in the 19th century. Subjects include: The Bibliomania, The Six Follies of Science, The Talmud, The Origin of Dante's Inferno, Alchemy, Philosophy of Proverbs, The Book of Death; just a few of the throve of subjects that encompass these volumes.
Condition: Beautifully bound in three quarters calf with marbled paper boards, some scuffing to the paper boards and edges of the volumes, corners bumped, slight foxing to title pages, marbled edges, marbled end papers, the pages remain clean with no markings, overall in Very Good condition