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Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrock's Hunt

By [Robert Smith Surtees]

1854

Bradbury, Agnew, & Co : London

9" by 6"

viii, 550pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A finely bound copy of Robert Smith Surtees' entertaining sporting novel, illustrated throughout with hand-coloured plates.

An entertaining sporting novel, focussing on the sport of hunting. Robert Smith Surtees wrote vivid and exciting descriptions of hunting, which provide an interesting, and often humorous, look at the popular sport. Surtees isn't well remembered nowadays, being the more comical and sporting version of Charles Dickens. Some of his other novels include 'Hawbuck Grange', 'Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour', 'Ask Mama', and 'Plain or Ringlets'. With a hand-coloured frontispice, vignette hand-coloured title, sixteen hand-coloured plates, and numerous monochrome in-text engravings. Illustrated by John Leech, a caricaturist best known for his work for 'Punch'. His scathing portrayal of current events led to a great popularity of his work. He also illustrated edition of Charles Dickens' works. In a signed binding, with stamps from both Riviere & Son and Sotheran to the verso to the front endpaper. Collated, complete. Prior owner's ink inscription to the verso to the front endpaper, 'To Betty, from Walter, with all best wishes, March 29, 1935'.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with cloth to the boards, in a signed binding by Riviere or Sotheran. Externally, smart. A couple of light marks to the boards. Prior owner's ink inscription and binder's stamps to the verso to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with only the odd light spot.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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