£45.00

Publisher

Bradbury Agnew, and Co. Ltd., 8,9,10, Bouverie Street.

Place

London

Date

1854

Synopsis

Or, mr. jorrocks's hunt. by the author of 'mr sponge's s[porting tour,' 'ask mama,' 'plain or ringlets,' etc., etc. with illustrations by john leech.

Item Description

8vo. 9 x 6.25 inches. viii + 550 pp. Bound in original red cloth decorated with gilt and black blocks and titles, with new front first free endpaper. Bevelled boards. Minor wear to extremities and foxing of half title, fly leaves and last page; otherwise a very good clean copy. Illustrated by 18 hand coloured steel engravings, including frontispiece and and engraved vignette title, protected by blank paper guard sheets, and by numerous wood engravings in text. First Illustrated book edition of the second fiction title to appear by Robert Smith Surtees (1805-64) of Hamsterley Hall, Co. Durham. His first novel featuring Jorrocks, his sporting cockney squire, appeared in 1838. The first edition was published 1843 and the illustrated version by John Leech previously appeared in parts, 1853-54. In attractive original binding.

[Stock No. 27444]

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