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Bulwer-Lytton's 1st novel about the Caxtons

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Estimate: US$300 - US$500
Price realised:  US$180
Lot number 47, Views: 16

3 vols. (8vo), original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. First Edition. Sadleir 392; Wolff 924. A contemporary domestic chronicle about the Caxton family, and a departure from the author's earlier historical and Newgate novels, which Bulwer-Lytton notes in the preface is an experiment. The experiment apparently worked. The Caxtons was one of his most popular novels, and in 1853 Bulwer-Lytton published a sequel to it entitled My Novel. Contemporary bookplate on the front pastedown.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: The Fred Bennett Collection (with additions)
Date of the auction: 3 May 2018
Address: PBA Galleries
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