The Caxtons: A Family Picture. EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON.

The Caxtons: A Family Picture.

Publisher: Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1849.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Sadleir 392; Wolff 924.
Condition: Prelims slightly foxed; a fine, bright copy.
Book ID: 3533


3 vols, 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering.


A contemporary domestic chronicle about the Caxton family, and a departure from the author’s earlier historical and Newgate novels, which Bulwer-Lytton notes in the preface is an experiment. The experiment apparently worked. The Caxtons was one of his most popular novels, and in 1853 Bulwer-Lytton published a sequel to it entitled My Novel. Contemporary bookplate on the front paste-downs.

Price: $425.00