THE LAST OF THE BARONS ... Complete from the Correct London Edition -- No Errata ... [caption title]. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton.

THE LAST OF THE BARONS ... Complete from the Correct London Edition -- No Errata ... [caption title]. New York: Wilson & Company, 1843. Quarto, pp. [1] 2-107 [108: blank], double columns, disbound. First U.S. edition? Issued as BROTHER JONATHAN, 18 February 1843, Quadruple Number, Extra 19. A historical novel "set in the years 1467-1471, but clearly reflects on the politically troubled 1840s in which the author was living ... The ending is enigmatic, reflecting Bulwer-Lytton's own political uncertainties at the period. Historically, the most interesting feature is the novel's sympathetic portrait of Richard of Gloucester, Shakespeare's villain." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 363. A 227-page Harper edition was published in 1843 but this BROTHER JONATHAN edition probably preceded Harper's edition. Baker, Guide to Best Fiction, p. 29. Nield, A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, pp. 43, 136 and 149 (one of Nield's fifty representative historical novels). Disbound, some scattered foxing, mostly to first and last few leaves, a very good copy. OCLC reports one copy. (#154745).

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