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The Lord Mayor of London

Or, City Life in the Last Century

By William Harrison Ainsworth

1862 - London - Chapman and Hall

8" by 5", ix, 304; vi, 302; vi, 316pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

An uncommon first edition of this historical novel by William Harrison Ainsworth.

One of the most difficult to source. Fading to spines as normally seen.

No half titles called for.

Complete in three volumes.

William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Ainsworth died in Reigate on 3 January 1882.

CONDITION

In cloth covered bindings. Externally, sound with shelfwear and bumping. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean clean with the odd spot and mark. Publisher's ink stamp to each title page.

Overall: VERY GOOD


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