1888 Hillingdon Hall Or The Cockney Squire
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Robert Smith Surtees was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer best known for his contributions to the first English sporting periodical to devote itself to every type of sport, 'The Sporting Magazine'. Surtees launched his own sporting magazine entitled the 'New Sporting Magazine' in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as 'Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities' in 1838. Jorrocks, the eponymous, vulgar and artful sporting cockney grocer was a great success with the public and is often considered as one of the great comic characters of English Literature, Surtees produced several works in the same vein as his 'Jorrocks novels', including this text, 'Hillingdon Hall'. This work is a fine example of Victorian upper-class humour. Collated, complete with twelve coloured plates by Wildrake, Heath and Jellicoe.
In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally generally smart. Minor wear to extremities. Slight marking and sunning to boards and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean, with light spotting to first and last few pages and to the odd page .
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