The Works of Harrison Ainsworth.
London: Routledge, c. 1890. 16 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A classic Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Illustrated throughout with full page engravings by George Cruikshank and others. From the library, and with the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert J. Black Bt.. A great friend of Dickens, but largely forgotten today, Ainsworth was a hugely popular and influential writer of historical novels in his own lifetime. Here we have a very handsome complete set.