The Novels of Surtees


Surtees, Robert Smith – Novels. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. Ltd., 1899-1900. 8vo, half crimson morocco by RIVIERE & SON with gilt sporting devices between raised bands on the spine, v.p. 11 volumes. An eleven volume set of the works of Surtees: Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour (2 vols.), Ask Mamma (2 vols.), Handley Cross (2 vols.), Mr. Facey Romford’s Hounds (2 vols.), Plain or Ringlets? (2 vols.) and Hawbuck Grange (1 vol.). Illustrated with hand-colored plates by John Leech and Hablot K. Browne and monochrome illustrations. Uniformly bound in 1/2 crimson morocco by RIVIERE & SON with a very imaginative use of sporting motifs depicting a hunt that starts at the bottom of the spine and continues upwards in the panels. Some corners bumped, and a little touch of foxing here and there, else a fine and handsome set.

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