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[Surtees, Set:

[Surtees, Set:

[Surtees, Robert Smith]. Leech, John & PHIZ (Illustrations). Set: Handley Cross, or Mr. Jorrocks’s Hunt / Mr. Romford’s Hounds / Hawbuck Grange / Ask Mama, or the Richest Commoner in England / Plain or Ringlets? / Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour. Five volumes ‘Published for Subscribers’. Six Volumes. London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co. and 1854 / ND [c. 1850-1860]. 22 x 14.5 cm. xv, 578 pages, (2) / xii, 405 pages / (10), 265 pages / (10). 423 pages / (12), 398 pages / (10), 450 pages. All volumes illustrated by John Leech. Uniform red cloth bindings with gilt and black decorations. Gilt titles on front board and spine. Bevellled boards. Very good condition. Some shelf wear, rubbing and bumbing. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Occasional mild foxing. Name of previous owner on front paste down of one volume. Spines uniformly faded, but boards remarkably fresh (see images). The last four volumes unopened. Frontispiece missing in ‘Handley Cross’ All other illustrations appear to be present.

Robert Smith Surtees (1805 – 1864) was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer, widely known as R. S. Surtees. He was the second son of Anthony Surtees of Hamsterley Hall, a member of an old County Durham family. He is remembered for his invented character of Jorrocks, a vulgar but good-natured sporting cockney grocer.

Our price: EUR 660,-- 

Surtees, Robert Smith
Surtees, Robert Smith
Surtees, Robert Smith
Surtees, Robert Smith
Surtees, Robert Smith
Surtees, Robert Smith
Surtees, Robert Smith
Surtees, Robert Smith
Surtees, Robert Smith

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