By William Harrison Ainsworth
London   Geo. Routledge and Co
7" by 4.5" xii, 376, 10pp
A first edition of this novel by William Harrison Ainsworth, inscribed by the author on title page to one James Beazley in 1863.
By William Harrison Ainsworth

1854 The Flitch of Bacon Or, The Custom of Dunmow A Tale of English Home

London   Geo. Routledge and Co
7" by 4.5" xii, 376, 10pp
A first edition of this novel by William Harrison Ainsworth, inscribed by the author on title page to one James Beazley in 1863.
£760.00
: 0.75kgs / : GEN22-D-13

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Author's Presentation Copy, First Edition, Illustrated, Signed

With many illustrations by John Gilbert. The awarding of a flitch of bacon to married couples who can swear to not having regretted their marriage for a year and a day is an old tradition, the remnants of which still survive in some pockets in England.

Condition

Expertly rebacked to original blue cloth binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with foxing, mainly to frontispiece.

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