The literary character, illustrated by the history of men of genius, drawn from their own feelings and confessions.
London. John Murray, 1818. First edition.
8vo. vii, , 366pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled dark green straight-grain morocco. Rubbed, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate of Edward Farrer Acton to FEP, foxed.
The first edition of Anglo-Jewish man of letters Isaac D'Israeli's (1766-1848) influential study of the characteristics of men of genius, and a romantic assertion of their importance to society; a greatly expanded version of his An Essay on the Literary Character, first published in 1795 (and subsequently further extended in editions of 1822 and 1828).£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 23360