ANTIQUE Historical English Romance Illustrated by George Cruikshank. "The Tower Of London" by William Harrison Ainsworth. HARDCOVER ND circa 1895 George Routledge & Sons "Author's Copyright Edition" (England) 1st THUS edition, 1st printing; w/ no additional printings on copyright page. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible 1st THUS edition, 1st printing hardcover copy. From the preface which introduces this enthralling historical romance: "Against the background of colourful historical tradition unfolds the tragic tale of gentle Lady Jane Grey, one of the fairest characters ever to grace the pages of English history, who was used as a pawn by powerful English Nobles led by Dudley Duke of Northumberland, in the unsuccesful plot to deny the throne to Queen Mary I, first daughter of King Henry VIII. Jane Grey was Queen for a matter of days before Dudley, her husband & leader of the plot, was swept aside & she was sent to the Tower Of London where she remained until executed by Elizabeth I." Profusely illustrated by George Cruikshank. Internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; Light expected handling wear to head/foot of spine and corners, but all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. No DJ present. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE NOTE: Shipping will be billed to winning bidder by Last Chance Auctions in their billing for item(s). Media Mail postage is shown for shipping in the United States. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are avaible at added expense at the bidders request. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
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