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Title: The Star-Chamber: an historical romance.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The FICTION & PROSE LITERATURE collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. The collection provides readers with a perspective of the world from some of the 18th and 19th century's most talented writers. Written for a range of audiences, these works are a treasure for any curious reader looking to see the world through the eyes of ages past. Beyond the main body of works the collection also includes song-books, comedy, and works of satire. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Ainsworth, William; 1854. 2 vol.; 8 . 12628.a.17."
- PID: 16440476750
- Publisher: George Routledge
- Date Published: 1854
- Seller: Rooke Books
Notes: London: George Routledge, 1854. First edition. Cloth. Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A scarce first edition copy of 'The Star Chamber: An Historical Romance' by William Harrison Ainsworth. Two volumes bound in one. William Harrison Ainsworth was an English historical novelist renowned for his incredibly popular historical romances, such as this text, 'The Star Chamber'. Ainsworth initially studied law but left it for literature, publishing his first novel anonymously in 1826. His first success came with the novel 'Rookwood' published in 1834, featuring the highwayman Dick Turpin, which led many reviewers to hail him as the successor to Sir Walter Scott. In a long career that extended to 1881, he published some forty novels. Featuring prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown and inscription in crayon to the rear free endpaper. With an ink stamp of 'Webley's Coffee House' throughout. In a cloth binding. Externally, sound with some wear to extremities, rubbing and slight marks to boards. Front hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with the occasional spot and handling mark, heavier to the first and last few pages. Ink stamp of 'Webley's Coffee House' to the odd page. Good.