Lot 425 of 515:
One of the most reprinted Victorian verses  

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Meredith, Owen (pseud.)


Chapman & Hall



8vo, original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering.  First edition.

A long narrative poem by the son of the novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and one of the most reprinted works of Victorian verse. Lucile went through countless editions in England and America and even today numerous copies of it can be found in the poetry section of most well-stocked used bookstores. Despite Lucile’s unparalleled sales, Lytton never considered himself a success as a poet (and once even described himself as a “sensitive second-rate poet”). The first edition is uncommon.

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Corners bumped, spine sunned; very good.

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