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Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists (In 2 Volumes)
London: John Murray, 1822. London: John Murray, 1822. 1st Edition. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Good. (Literature) IRVING, Washington [written under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon]. Bracebridge Hall; or, The Humorists. London: John Murray, 1822. In 2 volumes. First Edition, second issue with text of volume 2 ending on page 404. Octavo, 8.5 x 5.5 in. Hardcover, treerain leather with gilt lettering on spine, 797 combined pages. Previously owned by Edward Law, first Earl of Ellenborough, with bookplate, stamp, and signature in both volumes. Foxing to pages, edges toned. Price stamp on FFEPs. Toning to endpapers. Hinges cracking. Shallow chipping to leather along joints and board edges, flaking at corners. Boards rubbed and scuffed with small surface tear to front cover of volume I. Edgewear. Corners bumped and light bumping to spines. Good overall.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859) was an American author best known for 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle'. Under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, he wrote 'Bracebridge Hall' as a series of character sketches set in an English manor based on Aston Hall.

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