The Last Days of Pompeii. Edward George BULWER-LYTTON.
The Last Days of Pompeii.

The Last Days of Pompeii.

Norwalk, CT: The Heritage Press, [1985]. Hardcover. Introduction by Edgar Johnson. Illustrations by Kurt Craemer. Small 4to. Brown cloth spine with gilt lettering and faux vellum paper over boards with black and red pictorial stamping, slipcase. xxi, 513pp. Illustrations. Fine/near fine. Item #47732

Tight and handsome reprint edition of the popular novel first published in 1834 by the once-popular English writer/politician (1803-73) -- and with choice autograph additions. One of the many stage, film and television versions of the novel was a 1984 miniseries, and this copy boasts signatures of two stars of that version tipped to front flyleaf on fine, matching, heavy stock 5" X 3" cards. At top is NED BEATTY (1937-2021), who plays wealthy merchant Diomed; he signs in black fineline and above this adds "God Bless You" in his large calligraphic script. Below this is NICHOLAS CLAY (1946-2000), who plays Greek nobleman Glaucus; he signs in red fineline, adding "Best Wishes" above and dating it "1st Day of Spring '75 / 21st March" at upper right. Laid in is the relevant "Sandglass" as well as Beatty and Clay's original transmittal envelopes.

Price: $75.00

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