The Works of Bulwer-Lytton [Illustrated Wanamaker – Edition]. Includes 1. My Novel (Three Volumes in 2) / 2. Paul Clifford together with “Tomlinsoniana or The Posthumous Writings of the Celebrated Augustus Tomlinson”/ 3. Ernest Maltravers / 4. Alice or The Mysteries [with the printed Dedication: “To the Great German People, A Race of Thinkers and of Critics; A Foreign but Familiar Audience, profound in Judgment, candid in Reproof, Generous in Appreciation, This work is dedicated by an English Author”] / 5. The Last of the Barons (Two Volumes in one) / 6. Pelham / 7. Eugene Aram / 9. Rienzi (Two Volumes in One) / 10. The Pilgrims of the Rhine / 11. The Coming Race / 12. What will he do with it ? (Two Volumes in One) / 13. The Caxtons / 14. Zicci / 15. The Haunted and the Haunters or The House and the Brain / 16. Devereux / Lucretia, or The Children of Night / 17. Night and Morning / 18. Leila or The Siege of Grenada / 19. Pausanias the Spartan / 20. Kenelm Chillingly / 21. Godolphin / 22. The Parisians / 23. A Strange Story / 24. Zanoni / 25. Harold – The Last of the Saxon Kings / 26. Falkland / 27. Calderon, the Courtier / 28. The Last Days of Pompeii (Two Volumes in One) / 29. The Disowned //
29 Volumes in 15 Volumes. Philadelphia / New York / Paris, John Wanamaker, no year [c. 1905-1910]. Octavo. 406, 464, 413, 501, 407, 446, 347, 371, 481, XXX, 452, 247, 261, 392, 482, 446, 358, 327, 473, XIV, 450, 528, 373, 545, XX, 333, 357, 350, 499, 424, 356, 356, 235, 482 pages. Fantastic, Original Hardcover in protective collector’s Mylar. Top edge gilt. Only one volume with some bumping to top edge. Otherwise this set is in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Price includes upgrade to international shipping, insured, per courier (3-5 working days guaranteed delivery).
Early 20th century reprint of the 1850 Edition of Bulwer Lytton’s works. Beautifully illustrated with titled tissue-guards to each frontispiece.
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. 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”. (Wikipedia)