Vintage Last Days of Pompeii by Sir Edward-Bulwer-Lytton, Circa 1898
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Vintage Last Days of Pompeii by Sir Edward-Bulwer-Lytton, published by AL Burt Company, NY. Part of "The Home Library". No date but annotated as a gift in 1898 and includes preface to the edition of 1835 and preface to the edition of 1850. Interesting addition is the sticker for W.F. Twelvetrees Stationer in Saginaw, Michigan.
The Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1834. The novel was inspired by the painting The Last Day of Pompeii by the Russian painter Karl Briullov, which Bulwer-Lytton had seen in Milan. It culminates in the cataclysmic destruction of the city of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.