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SURTEES, Robert Smith (1803-64). [Sporting Novels]. London: Bradbury and Evans and J.C. Nimmo. 1853 - 1888. 6 volumes, 8° (210 x 130mm). Half-titles, hand-coloured wood engraved illustrations by John Leech and others. Fawn calf gilt, by Morrell, spines gilt in six compartments, green and red morocco lettering pieces, gilt edges. Mixed editions.
William SOMERVILLE (1675 - 1742). The Chase; a Poem. London: W. Bulmer 1802. 8° (235 x 155mm). Additional title inserted before frontispiece with the imprint of T. Cadell and W. Davies, dated 1804, engraved portrait, wood engraved illustrations after Bewick, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with c.50 engraved plates, including two watercolours, several folding, a few mounted, inlaid to size. Late nineteenth century red morocco gilt, gilt edges; and 4 other works on hunting including Peter Beckford Thoughts on Hunting (Salisbury, 1781). (11)
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