This is an online presentation of Isaac D’Israeli’s Curiosities of Literature, a compilation of book-lore whose first volume was issued in 1791, with further instalments added in 1793, 1807, 1817 and 1823.

Depiction, ca. 1850, by L. Werner, of an 1815 meeting between D’Israeli, John Murray II, Sir John Barrow, George Canning, J.W. Croker, Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron.

Scanned, uploaded and edited by Stuart Heath 2005-6; revised 2011. Comments? Questions? Send me an e-mail. Also at Giornale Nuovo.

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