NATIONAL TALES [two volumes]

William H. Ainsworth: London, 1827. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #22-4309

8 engraved plates by T. Dighton, 7.5 x 4.5", half red leather, highly gilt dec spine, black leather spine label, floral patterned blue boards, marbled page edges, viii, 244; 238pp + ads. Covers well worn, rubbed, scuffed/scraped, spines sunned, faint waterstaining in margins of volume II, front inner hinges of both volumes cracked, scattered foxing (heavier at front), page edges faded else good. Stories include "The Eighth Sleeper Of Ephesus", "Baranga", "The Fall Of The Leaf", "A Tale Of The Harem", "The Owl". English author and poet and a regular contributor to the London Magazine and Punch. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION.

Price: $250.00

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