London, South Kensington
20 January 2010
SURTEES, Robert Smith (1805-1864). Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt; Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour; Ask Mamma; Hawbuck Grange; Plain or Ringlets?; Mr Romford's Hounds. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., [c. 1880]; and Hillingdon Hall or the Cockney Squire, London: John C. Nimmo, 1888. Together 7 novels, 8° (220 x 140mm), all with hand-coloured plates (occasional light spotting). Uniformly bound in red half calf by Bickers and Son, spines gilt in compartments with various sporting tools (spines lightly and evenly faded, light rubbing). Provenance: S.F. Widdrington (bookplate).
AN ATTRACTIVELY-BOUND SET OF SURTEES' NOVELS, Hawbuck Grange with hand-coloured plates after Phiz, Hillingdon Hall with plates after Wildrake, Heath and Jellicoe, the rest after John Leech. (7)
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