AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Novels.

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AINSWORTH, William Harrison Novels. London: George Routledge and Sons, [c.1890s].

8vo, 16 vols; uniformly bound by Bayntun in half maroon morocco over mauve cloth boards, bordered in gilt; lettered and decorated with elaborate art nouveau floral design to spine, featuring three intertwining flowers; upper edge gilt, else untrimmed; marbled endpapers; with engraved frontispieces and numerous full-page and textual illustrations; edges and prelims a little spotted; binding a touch rubbed to edges; one or two plates a touch offset; Boscobel and Old St. Pauls missing the tissue to the frontis, with lower hinge of Old St. Pauls just starting, small stains to upper boards of Lancashire Witches and Jack Sheppard, one or two vols a touch warped, Crichton title fractionally cropped at head of title; but a sound set overall.
A series of undated editions, some with 'The Author's Copyright Edition' to title. Illustrated by Cruikshank, Hablot K. Browne ('Phiz'), Sir John Gilbert and Windsor Castle Tony Johannot, with designs on wood by W. Alfred Delamotte.
The set comprises:
The Tower of London.
The Star Chamber.
Guy Fawkes.
Mervyn Clitheroe.
Old Saint Pauls.
Ovingdean Grange.
The Lancashire Witches.
Jack Sheppard.
The Flitch of Bacon.
The Spendthrift.
The Miser's Daughter.
Windsor Castle.