1849 Rare Gothic Story First Edition - Clement Lorimer or The Book with the Iron Clasps by Cruikshank.
Author: Angus Bethune Reach. (George Cruikshank, illustrator).
Title: Clement Lorimer; Or, The Book with the Iron Clasps.
Publisher: London, David Bogue, 1849. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 5".
Pages: Vi-280 pages.
Binding: Very good half-red morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, light toning to pages - as shown, ex-libris of Albert Hooper on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the twelve wonderful illustrations by George Cruikshank.
The book: "Beautiful First Edition of ""Clement Lorimer; Or, The Book with the Iron Clasps" by Angus B. Reach. It is a novel that combines elements of Gothic mystery with a legal drama set in the early 19th century. The narrative follows the titular character, Clement Lorimer, who becomes embroiled in a perilous adventure involving a secret society and a cursed book with iron clasps.
The plot delves into Lorimer's journey as he inherits this book under strange and strict conditions set forth in his father's will. The book is said to carry a family secret that has significant implications for Lorimer's life. As the story unfolds, Lorimer must navigate a series of challenges and threats, not only to uncover the truth about his inheritance but also to confront a clandestine group that seeks the book for its own dark purposes.
The novel is rich with themes of inheritance, the burden of the past, the pursuit of truth, and the struggle against a shadowy and powerful adversary. It is a tale that captivates with its suspenseful atmosphere and the unfolding mystery surrounding the book with the iron clasps."
The author: Angus Bethune Reach (23 January 1821 – 15 November 1856) was a 19th-century British writer, noted for both his journalism and fiction. He was an acquaintance of such contemporary novelists as William Makepeace Thackeray and Edmund Yates, and counted the journalist and novelist Shirley Brooks as his greatest friend.
The illustrator: George Cruikshank or Cruickshank (27 September 1792 – 1 February 1878) was a British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience.
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