Circa 1890's, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bulwer's Novels, Including the The Last Days of Pompeii, Leather, Three Antique Leather Novels


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Circa 1890's, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bulwer's Novels, Including the The Last Days of Pompeii, Leather, Three Antique Novels
The F. M. Lupton Publishing Company: New York

Inscription in the three books say that the books belonged to Martha C. Ray from Montgomery, Alabama. They were given to her on July 18, 1897 as a parting gift by H. T. Stewart

1. What Will He Do With It? by Pisistratus Caxton
2. The Last Days of Pompeii and Harold by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton
3. A Strange Story, The Haunted and The Haunters, and Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton

Half Leather. Marblized front cover and end pages. Scuffed spine. Gilt. Inside the pages are in very good condition considering that they are 150 years old. See picture for more evidence of condition. More pictures available upon request.


Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, PC (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873) was an English writer and politician. He served as a Whig member of Parliament from 1831 to 1841 and a Conservative from 1851 to 1866. He was Secretary of State for the Colonies from June 1858 to June 1859, choosing Richard Clement Moody as founder of British Columbia. He declined the Crown of Greece in 1862 after King Otto abdicated. He was created Baron Lytton of Knebworth in 1866.[1][2] His marriage to the writer Rosina Bulwer Lytton broke down. Her detention in an insane asylum provoked a public outcry. Bulwer-Lytton's works sold and paid him well. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and "dweller on the threshold", and the opening phrase "It was a dark and stormy night." Yet his standing declined and he is little read today. The sardonic Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, held annually since 1982, claims to seek the "opening sentence of the worst of all possible novels".[3][4][5][6]

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