The Pilgrims Of The Rhine. Edward George Earle Butler Bulwer-Lytton Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton.

The Pilgrims Of The Rhine

London: Saunders and Otley, 1834. First edition. leather_bound. 341 pages. 28 x 20 cm. Large paper copy with wide text margins, ordinary copies were approx. 23 x 15 cm. Twenty-seven engraved plates -- vignettes, portrait and views. Bulwer-Lytton reached the height of popularity with the publication of a novel, "Godolphin," 1833, which he followed with this work. He coined such phrases as "the great unwashed -- pursuit of the almighty dollar -- the pen is mightier than the sword." Lovely copy, text and plates very clean, a hint of offsetting to some plates; contemporary owner inscription, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, gilt border panels frame an elaborate gilt floral pattern within, gilt inner dentelles, minor extremity rubbing. Orig. full scarlet morocco. Aeg. Near fine. Item #18471

Price: $450.00