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William Harrison Ainsworth
The Works of William Harrison Ainsworth Complete in Sixteen Volumes [With a First Edition of Mervyn Clitheroe] in a Fine Art Nouveau Binding
1854. George Routledge and Sons, London, 1847-1882, many undated, later editions with a First Edition of Mervyn Clitheroe. 16 Volume set, 8 and a half inches tall. Beautiful contemporary half green morocco with the spines faded to brown, with an elegant art nouveau style floral decoration to the middle large compartment. Cloth boards, gilt spine with 4 compartments and 3 raised bands, gilt lettering on the first, third and fourth compartments, top edges gilt. Numerous steel and wood engraved plates and text illustrations, illustrated by various illlustrators incl. Cruikshank, Phiz, Browne. Foxing to the plates and pronounced to the tissue guards. Mervyn Clitheroe a smaller volume bound in an oversized binding to match the others. William Harrison Ainsworth a noted British writer, was trained in law, but some adventures in journalism led him finally to the literary life, his first success as a writer of romance being scored with "Rookwood" in 1834. "Tower of London" was the fourth work of the novelist, and, according to Ainsworth himself, it was written chiefly with the aim of interesting his fellow-countrymen in the historical associations of the Tower. Ainsworth died at Reigate on January 3, 1882. 16 Volumes consisting of: Vol I 1854, Tower of London, frontispiece, title, preface iii-viii, contents ix-xii, illustration listing xiii-xvi, 1-439pp; Vol II 1872, Windsor Castle, Portrait frontispiece, engraved title, blank, title, half title, contents iii-vi, illustrations vii-x, 1-324pp; Vol III 1853, Chrichton, frontispiece, engraved title, blank, title, preface (2), contents … [Click Below for Full Description]
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