D’ISRAELI'S QUARRELS OF AUTHORS, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND
(D’ISRAELI, Isaac). Quarrels of Authors; Or, Some Memoirs for Our Literary History, Including Specimens of Controversy to the Reign of Elizabeth. London: John Murray, 1814. Three volumes. Octavo, 19th-century full tree calf gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, brown morocco spine labels, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. $750.
First edition, beautifully bound in full tree calf gilt.
This popular work describes noted quarrels involving important figures in literature, including Pope, Addison, Warburton, Jonson, and Marvel. D’Israeli discusses the paper wars of the civil wars and political criticism of literary compositions, and philosophy and science, detailing The Royal Society and Hobbes’ quarrels with Dr. Wallis, the mathematician. Lowndes II: 651.
A fine copy.