The Letters of Runnymede. Benjamin DISRAELI.

The Letters of Runnymede

London: John Macrone, 1836. First complete edition, preceded by a private, incomplete and probably unauthorized edition containing 9 letters only in 40pp. 8vo. 2p. publisher's ad, 234pp., 6pp. ads. Original cloth-backed boards, printed paper spine label. Label light rubbed, some pale foxing. Item #401560

Complete with the half-title and advertisement leaves. Disreali's letters are in part a critique of Whiggison and in a part a collection of private eye-type demolitions of Lord Melbourne's Whig government. Disreali's Letter to the People (pp.65-75) was, in his words, "the first direct address that has ever been made to the real people of England."

Price: $150.00

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