[Item #51327] The Tower of London. A Historical Romance. William Harrison AINSWORTH, George Cruikshank.

The Tower of London. A Historical Romance

London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First Edition. Octavo. 3/4 dark green morocco by Riviere; spine in six compartments, blank compartments decorated with gilt florets; marbled endpapers, matching the marbled boards; xvi;[1]-439; engraved frontis + [39] inserted leaves of engraved illustrations by Cruikshank, not reckoned in pagination; 58 additional woodcut illustrations in-text. Plates in the second state per Cohn. Mild rubbing to board edges and corners; a touch of fading to leather on spine; still a tight, pleasing copy, easily Near Fine, internally very fresh, completely free of foxing or soil. Armorial bookplate of Edward Penton inside front cover; later ownership inscription ("S.G. Owen") on verso of front endpaper, along with an early bookseller's price in pounds. COHN [Cruikshank] 14; SADLEIR 31.

Price: $300.00

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