The Spendthrift by William Harrison Ainsworth 1st / 1st 1857
London: George Routledge, (1857). A first edition in the original binding. A very good copy. The binding has rubbing and wear to the corners and spine ends. There are rubbing marks to the front and back boards. The gilt on the spine is bright and clear. Inside board has the previous owner’s bookplate of noted collector Pickford Waller. Pages are very clean and with very little foxing or spotting marks. There is no ink or stamp marks and no tears or chips to the pages. Overall, a very good copy.
A historical novel set in the 18th century. With 8 full page plates by Hablot Browne.