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Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities; being the Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that renown Sporting Citizen, Mr John Jorrocks...

London: George Routledge and sons, 1869.
Tooley 471; Bobins supplementary list Aug 2014.
London: George Routledge and sons, 1869.

tall 8vo. 25.5cm third edition revised and enlarged viii 291 [1] p. ad. with 16 hand-coloured plates (including frontispiece and vignette title page) bound in full crimson pebble grained cloth. Elaborate gilt title and sporting vignettes to spine and upper board. Rule in blind to boards. Spine has been professionally repaired and re-backed, but a fine attractive copy. (n14). First appeared in New Sporting Magazine and then in book form in 1838 with twelve plates by Phiz. The first edition with Alken's illustrations was published in 1843. This reissue has an extra illustration "Jorrock's Hunt Breakfast - A Terrible Surprise". A fourth edition was published in 1874. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Mr. Jorrocks "Telegraphs" the Fox. 2. Engraved Title Page. 3. The appearance of Swell astonishes the Surrey Hunt. 4. Mr. Jorrocks introduces the Yorkshireman to the Surrey. 5. Squire Cheatum's Keeper attacks the Murderer of Old Tom. 6. Jorrocks's Hunt Breakfast - A Terrible Surprise. 7. Mr. Jorrocks declares his inability to Subscribe to the Surrey Staghounds. 8. The Baron "Vills his wet." 9. Mr. Jorrocks makes his entree into Newmarket Betting Ring. 10. "Oh Gentlemen! Gentlemen! here's a lamentable occurrence." 11. "Water I do declare - with worms in it." 12. Mr. Jorrocks renounces the acquaintance of the Yorkshireman. 13. Mr. Jorrocks makes a Faux Pas. 14. Mr. Jorrocks beats the Baron for Speed. 15. Mr. Jorrocks takes a ride at St. Cloud. 16. "Lift me up! Tie me in my chair! Fill my glass."