SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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SURTEES, R. S.
John Leech (illus.)
Handley Cross or Mr Jorrocks's Hunt.

Published
London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co [c.1854].
References
Bobins III 1198; Tooley 473.
Plates
18
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co [c.1854].
Ref
341

Early edition, one volume with a coloured frontispiece and 17 hand coloured steel engravings by John Leech and many sketches on wood. A lovely copy in red buckram with bevel edged boards decorated in black and gold to the front cover and to the spine.Very slightly rubbed to the corners else a VG+ copy of this amusing story of a hunting life. Bookplate of 'Harold A. Wernher' on front pastedown. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. 2. Michael Hardey. 3. Mr Jorrocks starting for "The cut me down Countries". 4. Mr Jorrocks enters into Handkey Cross. 5. Mr Jorrocks (loq) - "Come hup! I say - You ugly Beast!". 6. Mr Jorrocks's Lecture on "Unting". 7. Me Jorrocks has a Bye Day. 8. Me Jorrocks's Bath. 9. The Handley Cross Fancy Ball 10. The Kill, on The Cat & Custard Pot Day. 11. The Meet at Mr Muleygrubs. 12. "Mind the Bull". 13. The Pomponius Ego Day. 14. Mr Jorrocks wants twenty. 15. Sir Thomas Trout & The Bloomer. 16. Mr Barege & The Draft. 17. Pigg in the Melon Frame. 18. Mr Jorrocks Returns to his Family.