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W. HARRISON AINSWORTH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1844 - HFSID 72933

W. HARRISON AINSWORTH He pens this autograph letter of regret that he cannot publish a verse as requested Autograph Letter signed: W. Harrison Ainsworth", 1p, 4¼x5. Kensal Manor House, Harrow Road, [London], 1844 January 13. To "My dear Delamotte".

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Condition: lightly soiled
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W. HARRISON AINSWORTH He pens this autograph letter of regret that he cannot publish a verse as requested Autograph Letter signed: W. Harrison Ainsworth", 1p, 4¼x5. Kensal Manor House, Harrow Road, [London], 1844 January 13. To "My dear Delamotte".  In full: "I am sorry I cannot avail myself of your friends' verses, which, however, exhibit much good feeling, and to credit to his heart. Very truly yours." The publisher of "Ainsworth's Magazine" (1842-1853), W. H. Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) is best known for his popular historical romances, including Tower of London, Guy Fawkes, Lancashire Witches and Boscobel, several illustrated by George Cruikshank. His novels, though less well remembered today, resembled those of Sir Walter Scott.  At Kensal House, he entertained leading literary figures of his day, Charles Dickens included. Irregularly cut. Lightly soiled. Nicked at left of lower edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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