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Publisher: Saunders & Otley 1840.:
Seller ID: 7186
Condition: First Saunders & Otley Edition, contemporary half calf elegantly gilt, black morocco label. Engraved frontis & title, with printed title & half-title. Extremely attractive bright copy.
Scarce. Bulwer's significant new 6pp Preface - including a passing mention of Frankenstein : 'like Frankenstein, we dissect [sic] in order to create' - discusses in some detail his financial arrangements with Bentley & Colburn and with Saunders & Otley. The latter issued a series of Bulwer titles, a spin-off from the Bentley Standard Novels, in stand-alone volumes : these eventually came to form the 1st Collected Edition of Bulwer Lytton. Sadleir describes the series as 'elegant' and 'carefully produced' and notes 'It is among my keener regrets that I have not been able absolutely to compl... View more info