London: Henry Colburn, 1845. 1/2 roan. 3 vols. Sm 8vo (7.7 in, 19.5 cm). Vol. I: [vii] viii,  2-315 . Vol. II: [iv],  2-324 Vol. III: [ii],  2-326. Vol. III has no half-title as issued. C. & p.
Third edition: same year as first. Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), a brilliant and eloquent member of parliament, fought injustices such as Britain's cruel treatment of Ireland. In Sybil, Disraeli revealed the stark social and economic divide between rich, materialistic industrialists versus poor, suffering laborers which initiated social reforms and the platform of "Tory Democrats." Disraeli twice became prime minister of England.
PMM 319. DAB. Contemporary burgundy half-roan over burgundy pebbled-calf, spine with gilt-lettered green compartment and gilt-decorated bands. All edges speckled red. Provenance: Each pastedown with bookplate of Sir John Wrixon Becher (1826-1914), 3rd Baronet and High Sheriff of County Cork, Ireland. Bindings strong. Pages largely bright and clean. Extremities worn, top edge of final board sunned, intermittent smudges largely confined to first volume, corners creased, free endpapers lightly toned. Well-preserved work considered an essential contribution to Western civilization. Very good. Item #1121