AUTHOR: AINSWORTH, William Harrison.
TITLE: The Works of Cheviot Tichburn.
PUBLISHER: Manchester: John Leigh, printer, 1825.
DESCRIPTION: THE SECOND EDITION AND FIRST PRIVATELY PRINTED EDITION OF AINSWORTH'S FIRST PUBLISHED WORK. 1 vol., (viii)101pp., complete with the half-title, uncut as issued, bound in a limp 1/2 maroon morocco, printed paper spine label.
CONDITION: Internally clean, hinges fine, a VERY GOOD copy.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Published in the Author's native town (Manchester). An edition had, however, been printed in 1823 in London. Ainsworth was but 19 years of age when this work was issued (which was in Dec., 1824, though dated on the title 1825).It consists of poems, etc., Luctus on the Death of Lord Byron, To Clara Lines on the Death of Napoleon etc., etc., all of which show youthful enthusiasm. There are numerous errors in printing, a Notice on the last leaf reading "The Printer's Devil Extraordinary presents his respectful compliments to the Author,--Regrets that a few inaccuracies exist, etc., etc." VERY RARE.
It is mentioned only casually in Slater, who gives as the reason for not describing it in his Early Editions that he had never seen a copy of the book. Only 5 copies located in OCLC. 4 in the U.S. and 1 in Manchester, none in the BL. The last copy to appear at auction was 1918.