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Princeton, NJ 08540
Curator of Rare Books

Bulwer-Lytton, Edward (1803-1873)

Included in the Parrish Collection, this gathering of first editions by Bulwer-Lytton and material relating to him, is among the largest and finest known. The collection at Princeton includes all 66 English first editions as well as more than 40 first American editions.

There are about 300 separate items in the collection. Some of the rarer are: 1. Ishmael (1820). A slender pamphlet of his earliest poems published privately by his mother when he was 17. 2. Weeds and Wildflowers (Paris, 1826). Also privately published. 3. Falkland. An excellent copy of the author's first published novel. 4. The Last Days of Pompeii.

For particulars refer to: Sarah Dickson, "The Bulwer-Lytton Collection" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle VIII, 1 (November, 1946) pp. 28-32 [full text] .

For more particulars about the Parrish Collection see in this Guide:  Victorian Novelists