New York: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1890 (nd). Limited Edition. Hardcover. The Last Days of Pompeii is Lord Lytton's 1834 novel inspired by the namesake painting by Russian painter Karl Briullov, which Lytton had seen in Milan. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803–1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. This is an illustrated, limited edition circa 1890 (undated) ink-stamped #478 of 500 copies on the limitation page, which characterizes the edition as "Edition de Luxe".
Condition is good plus. The green cloth binding shows wear, particularly at hinges and extremities, but the original paper spine label remains intact and legible. The contents remain fairly bright, with uncut leaves. Illustrations and tissue guards remain intact. Age-toning is confined to the page edges and a hint of spotting to the first and final leaves. There is a split to the gutter paper at the rear pastedown, but the mull beneath remains firmly intact. Previous bookseller notation in pencil to the front pastedown. Item #002612