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The Tower of London. A Historical Romance by  William Harrison; Illustrations by George Cruikshank Ainsworth - First Edition - 1840 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 007700)

The Tower of London. A Historical Romance

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The Tower of London. A Historical Romance

by Ainsworth, William Harrison; Illustrations by George Cruikshank

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued
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About This Item

London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First Edition, First Issue, the 3 plates mentioned by Cohn at pp. 16, 28 and 45 in their first state. Handsome early 20th-century binding by Morrell in half brown crushed morocco over beige buckram, five raised bands with gilt rules, lettering, decorations and tail date, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. With 40 etchings on steel and 58 wood engravings by George Cruikshank. Near Fine, 1 1/2" horizontal tear to tissue guard at frontispiece plate, light rubs at tips, light toning throughout. The bookplate of Richard Kanye front paste down. Cohn 14. Sadleir 31. First Edition. Half Morocco. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Bookseller
Dale Steffey Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
007700
Title
The Tower of London. A Historical Romance
Author
Ainsworth, William Harrison; Illustrations by George Cruikshank
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Richard Bentley
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1840
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Fine Bindings;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
buckram
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
tail
The heel of the spine.
first state
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
First Edition
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