SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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[SURTEES, R. S.]
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One of Robert Smith Surtees' popular hunting novels, features heavy overtones on the social life and customs of the nineteenth century. Robert Smith Surtees was a popular sporting writer, beginning his writing career by contributing to the "Sporting Magazine".

Published
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1860.
References
Bobins III 1200; Tooley 477.
Plates
13
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1860.
Ref
241

FIRST EDITION. Book Condition: Very Good. John Leech (illustrator). 8vo. (6.5" x 9.5") Bound in half (faded) navy polished calf and marbled boards with matching edges and endpapers, raised bands compartments in decorative tooled gilt with red title label with gilt lettering, color frontispiece illustrated by John Leech. The leather has been sunned. 13 HAND-COLORED steel plates coupled with 44 wood-engraved vignettes to text. MS signature to prelim: "Arthur Cotes, Preston Jan 1872". Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. The Gypsy's Prophecy. 2. Engraved title page. 3. Mr. Bunting on his way to the Pic-nic. 4. The Two Strings. 5. Rosa at Mayfield. 6. Rosa & The Earl. 7. The Mere Matter of Form. 8. The Foreign Prince distinguishes himself. 9. Mr. Bunting's Shocking Bad Horse! 10. Who would have thought of seeing you! 11. Appleton Hall. 12. The Jug and his Juvenile Field. 13. Mr. Bunting rejected.