London: John Murray, 1803. Hardcover. VERY SCARCE. Isaac (1766 - 1848), the father of Benjamin Disraeli, began as an author of fiction although he is best known for his works on literary history. This book was published just a year before his son was born. Benjamin was influenced greatly by his father’s literary world, and in addition to being prime minister, respected politician, and first Earl of Beaconsfield, was an accomplished novelist. (The Oxford Companion to English Literature, 1985). This book includes four poems: “An Ode: The Poet to His Favourite Critic”; “The Garder and the Carrier”; “Cominge”; and “A Tale: Addressed to a Sybarite.” Very good in contemporary full red leather boards with gilt title label to front board. Gilt rules to front and rear board in a geometric pattern. Minor rubbing to spine ends and edges of boards. A few spots of soiling to boards. The interior is clean. The half-title page is illustrated. 55 pages POE/120108. Very Good.