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WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH

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"I WAS EXCEPTIONALLY BUSY… BRINGING FORTH MY LAST LITERARY BAUTLING" FIRST EDITION OF STANLEY BRERETON, 1881, WITH TWO TIPPED-IN SIGNED AUTOGRAPH LETTERS BY AUTHOR WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH

AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Stanley Brereton. London, 1881. Three volumes.

First book edition of Ainsworth's final novel, with two signed autograph letters by Ainsworth tipped in at the front of Volume I planning future meetings with friends and mentioning a literary endeavor, handsomely bound. $1800.

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THE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS ENGLISH CRIMINALS, “A LEGEND,” WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK

(CRUIKSHANK, George). AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Jack Sheppard. A Romance. London, 1839. Three volumes.

First edition, with over two dozen etchings by Cruikshank, with an autograph letter bound into volume I from Ainsworth to the publisher inviting him to dine and mentioning Charles Dickens. $1200.

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“AGAIN, I SAY—GO NOT TO THE TOWER. DANGER LURKS THEREIN”

AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Tower of London. London, 1840.

First edition in book form of Ainsworth’s novel of Lady Jane Grey, with 40 etchings on steel and 58 wood engravings by George Cruikshank—“one of the most productive and individualistic of English illustrators” (Hodnett, 114), handsomely bound. $950.

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