Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour. Robert Smith SURTEES, John LEECH.

Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour.

London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., no date [circa 1900]. [Hunting Humour] FINE COLOUR PLATES, a later edition. Octavo (23 x 16cm), pp.x, 408. With frequent in-text wood engraving, as well as 13 fine hand-coloured plates including a frontispiece, all by Leech. Publisher's red cloth with gilt and black titles and decoration to spine and upper. Armorial bookplate of Nigel de Grey, and associated black ink gift inscription dated 1900 to front pastedown. Endpapers and preliminaries heavily browned, with very weak hinges, not actually split. Surtees, who published his books anonymously, wrote about the sporting life and was among the foremost satirical authors of the nineteenth century, being considered coarse by many contemporaries. Item #57135

Price: £35.00

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