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Auction: Auction 25.03.2003
was auctioned on: 25 March 2003
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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...

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Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,583 - US$2,374
Price realised:  £1,645
ca. US$2,604
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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)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 25.03.2003
Date of the auction: 25 Mar 2003
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington