An antique coverless parchment book, written by the author Edward Bulwer Lytton , 1803 - 1873. This book was written around 1838 and entitled "My Novel; Varieties in English Life by Pisistratus Caxton. My Novel" - Volume 01 by Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton is a rare manuscript, the original residing in some of the great libraries of the world.
This antique coverless book has been tied with twine and embellished with a bird feather.
Edward Bulwer Lytton was buried in St Edmund's chapel in Westminster Abbey. He was born in London, a son of Colonel William Earle Bulwer and Elizabeth Lytton. Both families could trace their ancestry back to the time of the Norman conquest. When his mother died in 1843 he changed his surname to Bulwer Lytton. After attending Cambridge University he became a Member of Parliament and his first literary success was Pelham or the adventures of a gentleman. His many popular novels include The Caxtons and The Last Days of Pompeii and he became a friend of Disraeli and Dickens. He was created Baron Lytton of Knebworth and died at Torquay in 1873. In 1827 he had married Rosina Wheeler but they later separated. Their daughter Emily died of typhus and their only son Edward Robert became Viceroy of India and 1st Earl Lytton.
Size: Width 5.25" x Length 7.30" x Depth 1.50"
Weight: 1 pound 6 ounces
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