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Selected Works of Robert Surtees

By Robert Surtees

c1890 - London - Bradbury and Evans

9" by 6"; x, [2], 398pp; viii, [2], 550pp; X, [2], 408pp; vi, 405pp; viii, 272pp;  423pp; xi, 234pp; 519pp

 

 

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A selection of Robert Surtees' works.

All volumes are illustrated with numerous woodcut vignettes and colour plates.

The works present are as follows:

Plain or Ringlets (c1899), Bradbury Agnew and Co.
Handley Cross of Mr Jorrocks's Hunt (c1899), Bradbury, Agnew and Co.
Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, (c1890) Bradbury, Evans and Co.
Mr Romford's Hounds (c1899), Bradbury, Agnew and Co.
Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities (1893) George Routledge and Sons, New Edition
Ask Mama (c1899), Bradbury Agnew and Co.
The Life of John Mytton Esq, (1893) George Routledge and Sons.
Hillingdon Hall, Or The Cockney Squire (1888) John C Nimmo.

Ask Mama is lacking title page, frontis and any contents pages.

Lacking plates 'Mr Jorrocks Has a Bye Day', 'Mind The Bull' 'Mr Jorrocks Wants Twenty' and 'Pigg in the Melon Frame' to Handley Cross of Mr Jorrocks Hunt. Lacking one plate to Mr Sponge's, 'Mr Jogglebury Crowdey with His Dog and his Gun'. Eleven plates to Mr romford's Hounds, appears to be lacking one plate. Seven plates to Ask Mama, possibly lacking five plates according to collation.

Plain or Ringlets, Mr Jorrocks, John Mytton and Hillingdon are all complete.

Original cloth binding tipped in to endpapers at rear of Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour and Mr Romford's Hounds and Hillingdon Hall. 

Robert Surtees Smith was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He launched his own Sporting Magazine titled the 'New Sporting Magazine' in which he wrote numerous comic papers. Thackeray envied Surtees for his powers of social observation.

CONDITION

In uniform half calf bindings with gilt stamped designs to spines. Externally, generally smart. Minor rubbing to the spines of all volumes. Rubbing is heaviest to Ask Mama which also has a faded spine. Loss to the head and tail of spine of Ask Mama. Water Damage to boards and internals of The Life of John Mytton and Hillingdon Hall, resulting in a loss to the paper covered boards and tide marks to the morocco at edges. Damp staining and some mould to the first and last few pages, mostly to the outer margins. Margins of majority of pages are affected to Hillingdon Hall. Loss to the final few pages at margins of Hillingdon Hall due to water damage and damp staining/mould.  Prior owner's bookplate, Frederick May, to most volumes at front pastedown. Half title page to Mr Romford is loosening at tail as is title page. Front hinge to 'Ask Mama' is tender, lacking the title page and frontispiece. Front hinge to Hillingdon Hall is tender. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with instances of light scattered spots. Overall: GOOD due to dampstaining to some volumes. 


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