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George Payne Rainsford James
Henry Masterton or the Adventures of a Young Cavalier
London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Fine Binding. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Fine Binding. Near Fine. 7.5" by 5". None. A finely bound, first edition set of this scarce novel by George Payne Rainsford. In modern half calf bindings, with the very scarce half-titles. Written by the noted historical writer, George Payne Rainsford James.James was the Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign.His best known novel is 'Richelieu: A Tale of France&apos. 'Henry Masterton' was an early novel by James. From the library of Margaret Balfour of Fernie Castle, Fife. Fernie Castle is a sixteenth century tower house in North-East Fife. The bookplate of Robert J Hayhurst to the front pastedown.Hayhurst inherited and improved a group of retail pharmacies in Lancashire, John Hayhurst and son. He was a collector of naval history and eighteenth century literature. With half titles to all volumes, and publisher's adverts to volumes II and III. This historical novel is set during the English Civil War. Complete in three volumes.A fine example of this scarce novel. In a half crushed morocco binding, with cloth covered boards. Externally, in an excellent condition. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Robert J Hayhurst. Contemporary owner's inscription to the half-title. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. The occasional light spots and handling marks to pages. Near Fine . Ill.: None. Near Fine .
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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