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Old St Pauls

A Tale of the Plague and The Fire

By William Harrison Ainsworth

1931 - London - George G Harrap

7.5" by 5"; 479pp

 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

A beautifully bound copy of this historical novel.

Published as a part of George G Harrap's 'Standard Fiction Library' series.

Based on the events of the 1666 great fire of London Old St Pauls comprises of six books, all discussing details and events of the grocer Stephen Bloundel's life and how the fire affects him.

Much of the work is an allegory and connected to the Book of Revelation, as the work is connected to accounts of the plague and the fire. The novel even begins with a sermon about judgement day.

William Harrison Ainsworth as an English historical novelist. He originally trained as a lawyer but did not feel attracted to the profession. He therefore turned to literary and dramatic works.

CONDITION

In a full morocco prize binding with the crest of Lambrook, Bracknell to front board. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. A very small amount of rubbing to the gilt as well as to the head and tail of spine. Prize inscription to recto of front free endpaper, A G Henderson Form Prize Lambrook July 1938. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with a few odd, light spots. Overall: FINE.


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