By William Harrison Ainsworth
London   George Routledge and Sons, Limited
9" by 5.5" [4], v-vi, [5], 4-246; [5], vi-xvi, [3], 2-369; [5], vi-viii, 344; [5], iv-x, 324; [4], iv-xxxviii, 338; [7], viii, 296; [5], vi-xiv, 543; [7], 2-426; [7], 2-354; [5], vi-viii, [5], 2-372; [5], vi-viii, 359; [5], vi-viii, 492; [4], v, [2], 2-314; [3], iv-
A beautifully bound set of William Harrison Ainsworth's works, the popular Victorian author, best known for his historical fiction.
By William Harrison Ainsworth

c1880 A Collection of the Works of William Harrison Ainsworth

London   George Routledge and Sons, Limited
9" by 5.5" [4], v-vi, [5], 4-246; [5], vi-xvi, [3], 2-369; [5], vi-viii, 344; [5], iv-x, 324; [4], iv-xxxviii, 338; [7], viii, 296; [5], vi-xiv, 543; [7], 2-426; [7], 2-354; [5], vi-viii, [5], 2-372; [5], vi-viii, 359; [5], vi-viii, 492; [4], v, [2], 2-314; [3], iv-
A beautifully bound set of William Harrison Ainsworth's works, the popular Victorian author, best known for his historical fiction.
£1,250.00
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Illustrated, Leather Binding

Complete in sixteen volumes.

A collection of the novels of William Harrison Ainsworth.

William Harrison Ainsworth was an English historical novelist. He started his career as a lawyer, before turning his attentions to the literary life. He tried in publishing, before he found his passion for journalism and literature.

Containing;

'Auriol', illustrated by Phiz with a frontispiece, and fourteen plates. This novel is gothic romance.

'Boscobel', illustrated with a frontispiece and fifteen plates. 

'Jack Sheppard', illustrated by George Cruikshank, with a frontispiece, and twenty-six plates. This novel is a historical romance and a Newgate novel, based on the real life eighteen century criminal Jack Sheppard. 

'Windsor Castle', illustrated by George Cruikshank, Tony Johanmot, and W. Alfred Delamote, with a frontispiece, eighteen plates, and in-text engravings. This novel is a historical romance looking at Henry VIII's pursuit of Anne Boleyn. Collated, complete. 

'Rookwood', illustrated by George Cruikshank and John Gilbert, with a frontispiece, illustrated title, and seventeen plates. This novel is a historical and gothic romance following a dispute over the legitimate claim for the inheritance of the Rookwood family home. 

'Star-Chamber', illustrated by Phiz with a frontispiece and seven plates. 

'Tower of London', illustrated by George Cruikshank with a frontispiece and thirty-nine plates. This novel is a historical novel about Lady Jane Grey, looking at her short reign as Queen of England and her execution.

'Old St. Paul's', illustrated by Phiz and John Franklin, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and twenty plates. This work is a historical romance that describes the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London. 

'Crichton', illustrated by Phiz with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and sixteen plates. 

'Mervyn Clitheroe', illustrated by Phiz, with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and twenty-two plates.

'Guy Fawkes', illustrated by George Cruikshank, with a frontispiece, and twenty-one plates. This novel follows the 1605 plot to destroy the British parliament.

'Lancashire Witches', illustrated by John Gilbert with a frontispiece, and eleven plates. This novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by witchcraft. 

'Flitch of Bacon', illustrated by John Gilbert, with a frontispiece, and eleven plates. 

'The Spendthrift', illustrated by Phiz, with a frontispiece and seven plates. 

'Ovingdean Grange', illustrated by Phiz, with a frontispiece and seven plates. 

'The Miser's Daughter', illustrated by George Cruikshank, with a frontispiece, and nineteen plates. This novel is a historical romance, following a young man as he pursues the hand of the daughter of a miserly rich man.

Condition

In a half marbled calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. A few minor marks to the boards and spines. A touch of fading to the spines. Very small amount of loss of leather to the tail of the front board of 'The Miser's Daughter'. A little rubbing to the front joint of 'The Spendthrift'. Some spots to the fore edges. Front hinge of 'Star-Chamber' is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some spots, 'Lancashire Witches' is age-toned. Plate facing page 122 in 'Rockwood' is detaching. Page 9/10 of 'The Tower of London' is detaching.

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