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William Ainsworth
The Works of William Harrison Ainsworth
London: George Routledge and Sons. George Routledge and Sons, London, 1882. 16 Volume set, 9 inches tall. Attractive contemporary half red calf bound by one of the Finest bookbinders of the period Ramage, London. Cloth boards, gilt spine with 6 compartments of raised bands, gilt lettering on two and four on twin labels, top edges gilt. 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. Size : 8vo, Numerous steel and wood engraved plates and text illustrations, illustrated by various illlustrators incl. Cruikshank, Phiz, Browne. 16 Volumes consisting of: Vol I Tower of London, frontispiece, title, advertisement, preface iii-viii, contents ix-xii, illustration listing xiii-xvi, 1-439; Vol II Windsor Castle, P. frontispiece, engraved title, blank, title, advertisement, half title, contents iii-vi, illustrations vii-x, 1-324; Vol III Chrichton, P. frontispiece, engraved title, blank, title, advertisement, preface (2), contents (2), 1-354; Vol IV The Flitch of Bacon, P. frontispiece, title, advertisement, dedication, blank, preface v-vi, 1-290; Vol V The Star Chamber, half-title, blank (2), frontispiece, title, advertisement, dedication, blank, contents vii-vi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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