The Christmas Box. An annual present for children.
London. William Harrison Ainsworth, 1828. First edition.
8vo. xii, 233pp, . With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary gilt-tooled green calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers. Extremities worn and marked, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, hinges exposed, occasional spotting.
The sole edition of a collection of predominantly fictional tales for children, including an entertaining account of a voyage to New Holland (i.e. Australia), but also containing a brief history of the Napoleonic Wars.£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 23301