Fine Decorative leather 4 vol. set 1892 E. Bulwer Lytton Last Days of Pompeii +Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Literature, Novels, English Lit, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Decorative Leather Sets).
Edward Bulwer Lytton Collected Works - Edition DeLuxe.
Published 1892, Boston by Estes & Lauriat.
4 volumes, each c. 500 pages. Text in English. Frontispiece in each volume plus numerous full page plates with tissue guards throughout each. Limited edition #190 of 1,000.
Four stand alone volumes issued as part of a large set all uniformly bound, acquired incomplete and offered in small batches to facilitate ownership transfer. Perfect high quality shelf decoration at a fraction of the price if one purchased something similar newly produced.
Beautiful antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, cloth covers.
4 volumes of a larger set. These volumes complete unto themselves. Titles includes in this set: Last Days of Pompeii (volumes 1 & 2, complete), Night and Morning, and A Strange Story.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn as always, mostly light minor signs of careful handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, set remains overall attractive on the shelf.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
The lot displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present appear to us easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this group survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Books Measure c. 9" H x 6" W.