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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more Books from the Library of Knebworth House The Lyttons have lived at Knebworth House for 400 years. It owes much of its character to Edward Bulwer Lytton, first Baron Lytton (1803-1873), a politician, socialite, scholar, diplomat and novelist. The third youngest son of William Earle Bulwer of Heydon Hall, Norfolk and Elizabeth Barbara, daughter of Richard Warbuton Lytton of Knebworth, Bulwer financed his extravagant life as a man of fashion and a politician by a versatile and prolific literary output. After he inherited Knebworth in 1843, Bulwer Lytton transformed the Tudor manor house into a palace with battlements, turrets, domes and gargoyles. The house became his refuge where he could read, write and entertain. In 1838 Bulwer Lytton, who was friends with Dickens and Disraeli, received a baronetcy for his services to literature and was created Baron Lytton of Knebworth in 1866.
BULWER LYTTON, Edward George Earle Lytton, first Baron Lytton (1803-1873). Alice or the Mysteries. A Sequel to "Ernest Maltravers, London: Saunders and Otley, 1838. 3 volumes, 12° (121 x 125mm). Leaf of advertisments precedes title in volume I, half title in volume II & III. (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary drab boards, paper label (upper compartment of spine of vol. II lacking, joints of vol. I and II split, worn along joints, labels soiled and chipped), uncut. FIRST EDITION. Sadleir 387.

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BULWER LYTTON, Edward George Earle Lytton, first Baron Lytton (1803-1873). Alice or the Mysteries. A Sequel to "Ernest Maltravers, London: Saunders and Otley, 1838. 3 volumes, 12° (121 x 125mm). Leaf of advertisments precedes title in volume I, half title in volume II & III. (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary drab boards, paper label (upper compartment of spine of vol. II lacking, joints of vol. I and II split, worn along joints, labels soiled and chipped), uncut. FIRST EDITION. Sadleir 387.

Ismael; an Oriental Tale, with other poems, London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1820. 12° (179 x 103mm). Half title, advertisments at end. Contemporary drab boards, paper label (head and tale of spine slightly bumped), uncut and partly unopened. A good copy of the FIRST EDITION. Sadleir 410.

Weeds and Wildflowers, Paris: "not published", 1826. 8° (252 x 167mm). Half title, errata at end. (A few leaves lightly browned, occasional very light spotting.) Original printed wrappers (spine sunfaded), uncut and partly unopened. FIRST EDITION. Sadleir 448.

With a second edition of Ismael (London, 1821) and a later edition of Devereux (London, 1855).
Provenance: all books are from SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON'S LIBRARY at Knebworth. (8)
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