The real 'Coningsby' (1875)

George Sydney-Smythe

Angela Pisani: a novel. By the late Hon. George Sydney-Smythe, seventh Viscount Strangford. With a brief memoir of the author. In three volumes.

Published: London: Richard Bentley and Son,

Date: 1875

3 vols bound as one: xxxi, [1], 284p; [2], 292p, [2], 316p. Bound with the half titles. Publisher’s cloth, with ‘Pisani’ mis-spelt ‘Pisiani’ on the spine.

Published posthumously. The memoir is by Emily Anne Smythe (nee Beaufort), wife of George’s younger brother Percy. George Sydney-Smythe is best known for his friendship with Benjamin Disraeli and their joint involvement in the ‘Young England’ movement, and for being the modal for the title figure in Disraeli’s novel ‘Coningsby’. A scarce title.

The casing isn’t really strong enough for these three vols combined and thus the joints are weak and contents a bit shaky. Light wear to cloth; occasional modest dust soiling to margins; slight foxing to edges.


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