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Windsor Castle: An Historical Romance [WITH ORIGINAL SIGNED LETTER FROM AUTHOR]

Ainsworth, William-Harrison; George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot (illustrators)

Published by Henry Colburn, London, 1843
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Octavo. x,324pp. Bound in red morocco with gold border and spine tooled in gold. Expertly rebacked, retaining original spine. Raised bands. Floral Dentelles. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece engraving of author. Ornamental title-page border. Superb mid-nineteenth century publication on Windsor Castle. The former medieval castle, now royal palace, in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, is notable for its long royal history and its architecture. The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror, and since the time of Henry I it has been used by a succession of monarchs; it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Contents: Anne Boleyn. Herne the Hunter. The History of the Castle. Cardinal Wolsey. Mabel Lyndwood. Jane Seymor. Illustrated with etchings by George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot and wood-engravings by W. Alfred Delamotte. Two-inch split on joint at rear board along head of spine, three-inch split along lower joints of front board, firmly holding. Offsetting from inside of binding at edges of front- and rear endpaper. Slight age toning to outer edges of interior pages. Tight copy in very good condition. Tipped-in at blank page in front is an original handwritten 2 page signed letter (dated May 10th, 1880) by the author W. H. Ainsworth, complaining to his binder (?) about his work on "Now Monthly" (?). Letter in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 27567

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Title: Windsor Castle: An Historical Romance [WITH ...

Publisher: Henry Colburn, London

Publication Date: 1843

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: New Edition

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