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The Tower of London, A Historical Romance, William Harrison Ainsworth, 1840


The Tower of London, A Historical Romance, by William Harrison Ainsworth. Illustrated by George Cruickshank. 

Published by Richard Bentley, London 1840. First edition.

Fair hardback with dark green leather spine and corners. Brown cloth over boards. Covers are bumped and worn and green spine covering is peeling away from boards at rear. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece torn with missing top third of page. Remains are now pasted to blank. Webbing now showing through at this joint. Title page detached. The text pages throughout are generally good, if a little age discolored. The plates are often grubby and foxed and some have repairs. Some are detached. Nonetheless a good reading copy and the plates are still interesting. A bargain at this price.

xvi + 439pp.

Dimensions approximately 220mm high x 144mm wide x 42mm deep.