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Lot 0201
Author: Ainsworth, William Harrison
Title: Crichton
Place Published: London
Publisher:Richard Bentley
Date Published: 1837

3 volumes. (8vo) 19x11½ cm (7½x4½"), period red roan, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. First Edition.

An uncommon work by the prolific novelist William Harrison Ainsworth, a historical tale based on the life of James "The Admirable" Crichton (1550-1585?), about whom many others have also written stories and plays, probably most famously J.M. Barrie. Wolff 45; not in Sadleir (who had a later illustrated edition); NCBEL III, 911.

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Edges a little rubbed; half-titles in volumes one and three but lacking in two, some light foxing; a very good copy.

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Historical tale of "The Admirable" Crichton

Estimate $10 - $100May 17, 2018
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