1869 Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities
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Fine Binding, Illustrated
The full title being Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities, The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of the Renowned Sporting Citixen, Mr John Jorrocks. In a beautiful half crushed morocco binding with pictorial gilt stamping to the spine of some of the jaunts and jollities mentioned in the text. To the rear the original cloth binding is tipped in. Illustrated, with sixteen coloured plates, including a colour title page and frontispiece. Illustrations by Henry Alken, an English painter and engraver. He was chiefly known as a caricaturist and illustrator of coaching scenes and sporting subjects. This is the third, revised edition of this text. Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities was written by sporting writer Robert Smith Surtees. Surtees started his writing career by contributing to Sporting Magazine. He created his own New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing his comic papers of Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities. The character of Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer was incredibly successful with the public and Surtees wrote many sporting works from Jorrocks' viewpoint.
In a half crushed morocco binding with pictorial gilt stamping to spine. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with heavy spotting to the first and last few pages and scattered spots throughout though much less than usually seen. Newspaper article from 'The Sale Room' loosely inserted describing several lots from the library at Hornby Castle, of which this title was one of them.
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