Tancred or The New Crusade by Benjamin Disraeli, Volume II, 1904 Deluxe Edition.


Written by Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. Illustrations, various artists. Deluxe Edition, 1904. Published for subscribers by M. Walter Dunne. New York and London.

Illuminated flyleaf:

The Works of Benjamin Disraeli
Earl of Beaconsfield

Novels, Romances, Plays, Poems,
Biography, Short Stories
and Great Speeches
A Critical Introduction by
Edmund Gosse, LL. D.,
Librarian to the House of Lords
A Biographical Preface by
Robert Arnot, M.A.

The story's hero, Tancred, Lord Montacute, ventures outside his aristocratic life to the Holy Land and encounters different cultures, love, adventure, and reality.

Chapter XXIII
Jerusalem by Moonlight

"The broad moon lingers on the summit of Mount Olivet, but its beam has long left the garden of Gethsemane and the tomb of Absalom, the waters of Kedron and the dark abyss of Jehoshaphat. Full falls its splendour, however, on the opposite city, vivid and defined in its silver blaze. A lofty wall, with turrets and towers and frequent gates, undulates with the unequal ground which it covers, as it encircles the lost capitol of Jehovah. It is a city of hills, far more famous than those of Rome: for all Europe has heard of Sion and of Calvary, while the Arab and the Assyrian, and the tribes and nations beyond, are as ignorant of the Capitolian and Aventine Mounts as they are of the Malvern or the Chiltern Hills."

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Victorian era, and a founder of the modern Conservative Party. He began writing fiction in his youth and continued to write novels throughout his life, even as Prime Minister.

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Condition: Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Morocco leather cover boards with gilt and black design: Damage, e.g. being dropped vs genuine wear, caused cover to separate, with two small tears at tail of the spine; on the back, light fading of upper edge, small spot rubbed and several surface scratches, light soiling; wear along lower edges and spine; lightly bumped at head and tail of the spine. Cover can be repaired. Saint Dunstan Binding. "Primrose" Art Nouveau endpages. Text block: Gilt top edge; top edge cut, three edges deckled. Pages: Shadow in gutter at pg - 344 - 345 caused by brown ribbon bookmark, else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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