The Earl Of Beaconsfield (The Prime Ministers Of Queen Victoria Series) By J. A. Froude – 1890

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Benjamin Disraeli (created Earl of Beaconsfield in 1876) was a towering figure in Victorian politics and literature. Credited with creating and shaping the modern Conservative Party, he spent 3 decades in government and was prime minister twice. This book traces Disraeli’s history from his early life in London to his elevation to House of Lords.

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Pre-owned. Burgundy cloth cover with no dust jacket. In acceptable condition – most of the spine has cracked and come away possibly due to exposure to the sun. Front board stained and book is loose. Both front and back hinges badly cracked and back hinge in particular coming away. Some dark staining to lower left portion which goes through entire book possibly caused by water. Significant bumping to corners. Front board cracked on the inside. Two handwritten lines (notes?) on inside first page, one in ink and the other in pencil. Spine cracked in a number of places throughout the book. Hardcover. Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1890