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No. 744 of 850 copies printed at The Curwen Press. Gilt trim at vellum edges, gilt lettering front cover and spine. Color and black and white illustrations, full and partial page. Gilt edged page tops. Uncut page sides and bottoms. Some unopened pages. Small stain bottom last page of Introduction to page 3, text unaffected. The Introductory Note mentions that this work and "Ixion", both by Disraeli, were published in 1834 and ".it is significant that though he later wrote more profound, more sustained works, never did he write anything more brilliant and witty than 'Ixion' and 'The Infernal Marriage'." "The author's father, a learned bibliophile and erudite historian, thought they were his best work, and many a later critic has agreed with that judgment". ".unsurpassed in English literature as romantic, fantastic 'contes', or 'middles' as future historian will probably come to call them".
Title: The Infernal Marriage
Illustrator: Austen, John
Publisher: London, William Jackson (Books) Ltd.: 1929
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 105
Keywords: ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. ENGLISH LITERATURE. CURWEN PRESS. LITERARY WORKS. SATIRE. FICTION. CONTES. MIDDLES.