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Roxburghe Club publications are produced in two states. Each member of the Club receives a copy bound in half calf. In the list of members of the Club, each recipient's name is printed in red ink. Normally, not more than 42 copies are printed in this form. Additionally a member can print up to 300 copies of the title usually bound in cloth. These are available for sale, usually through the antiquarian bookdealers listed below.

Maggs Brothers, 50 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5BA
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7493 7160
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7499 2007
Email: robert@maggs.com
Attention of: Robert Harding

Bernard Quaritch Limited, 40 South Audley Street, London W1K 2PR
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7297 4888
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7297 4866
Email: rarebooks@quaritch.com

Henry Sotheran Limited, 2 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London W1S 3DP
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7439 6151
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7434 2019
Email: books@sotherans.co.uk

THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR DISRAELI AND MRS BRYDGES WILLIAMS, 1851-1863.

Sale Notes

Ordinary edition: 200 copies full bound in red cloth, blocked in gold on spine. Price: £175.00

Special edition: 35 copies for sale (of 100) bound in dark red Niger goat skin, with grey cloth sides and gilt edges, blocked in gilt on spine. Price: £300.00

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Maggs

Notes

With a Foreword by Lord Rothschild. Edited with an Introduction by Andrew Roberts. The Roxburghe Club, 2006.

‘Do you know a mad woman living in Torquay called Mrs Brydges Willyams?’, asked Disraeli. Once re-assured that she was not mad, Disraeli accepted Mrs Brydges Willyams’ invitation to become her executor and residual legatee. There followed a twelve year correspondence between them of 250 letters that have not been published before in full. Considered too sensitive at the time of Disraeli’s death, the letters contain his comments and observations on people and events from 1851-1863. When Mrs Brydges Willyams died, Disraeli inherited the equivalent of £2 million in today’s values. The letters were preserved by Disraeli’s executors, one of whom became the first Lord Rothschild.

The present Lord Rothschild explains in his Foreword how the correspondence came to be at Waddesdon and why he has decided to publish it. The eight page introduction is written by Andrew Roberts, the historian, who has edited the letters and annotated them. There are eight pages of coloured plates. Printed in an edition of 300 copies.

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