"NO ENGLISH AUTHOR HAS DISPLAYED MORE INDUSTRY, ENERGY, OR VERSATILITY"
(BULWERLYTTON, Edward George Earle Lytton). The Pilgrims of the Rhine. London: Saunders and Otley, 1834. Octavo, contemporary full purple polished calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, all edges gilt. $550.
First edition, beautifully bound and illustrated with 27 steel-engraved plates after works by noted artists David Roberts and Daniel Maclise.
Considered "one of the most voluminous of English novelists," Lytton was admired by both Dickens and Disraeli. "He won immense popularity… No English author has displayed more industry, energy, or versatility" (DNB). The plates depict both landscape and architectural views. Owner signature.
Occasional light foxing to text and some plates. A lovely copy, beautifully bound.