The Last Days of Pompeii.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1834.

First American edition. xii, (3), 10-240; 201 pp. Contemporary three-quarter brown morocco, green cloth. Head of spine chipped, extremities rubbed, some light foxing; Very Good. Item #217867

Bulwer-Lytton’s most celebrated novel, one which virtually established a new genre of historical fiction. Inspired by his visit to the studio of the Russian painter Karl Bryullov at Rome, where an enormous canvas representing the catastrophe was hung.

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