The Last Days Of Pompeii..
Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt and blind tooling, with title label, gilt. A little wear to extremities and a few page edges and scattered foxing throughout
Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Successor to Henry Colburn.,
By the author of 'pelham,' 'eugene aram,' england and the english,' etc. etc.
in three volumes.
THREE VOLUMES. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 5 x 7.5 inches. Vol. I, xvi + 315 +  pp.; Vol. II, [ii] + 296 pp.; Vol. III, [ii] + 315 pp.
First edition of the ninth novel title published by Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-73), who was an English politician, MP and best-selling novelist. His account of the the human dramas and passions set against the destruction of Pompeii by Vesuvius, provided an enduring theme, much exploited in operatic and theatrical versions of his tale, and later in film and TV adaptations. Although second only to Dickens in popularity in his time, Lytton's extravagant style and moralising led to his later loss of favour as a novel writer.
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