Lot 9: SURTEES, ROBERT SMITH. FIVE WORKS IN ORIGINAL PARTS, 1853-1865 (5 VOL.)

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October 20, 2016
London, United Kingdom

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Description: i) Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853, FIRST ISSUE, 13/12 original parts, 13 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, advertisements (varying from Tooley), original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 476], some chipping to wrappers and backstrips; ii) Handley Cross; or Mr Jorrocks’s Hunt. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854, 17 original parts, 17 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, advertisements (varying from Tooley), original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 473], occasional chipping to wrappers, backstrips renewed, some other repairs, part XIV with inkblot; iii) “Ask Mamma” or the Richest Commoner in England. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858, 13 original parts, 13 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, advertisements as Tooley, original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 472]; iv) Plain or Ringlets? London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860, 13/12 original parts, additional hand-coloured steel-engraved title, and 12 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, original printed wrappers [Tooley (1954) 477, but without the List of Works he calls for in part XII], some minor wear to backstrips; v) Mr Facey Romford’s Hounds. London Bradbury and Evans, 1865, 12 original parts, 24 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after Leech and Hablot K. Browne, advertisements (varying from Tooley), original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 475], backstrips repaired, part X upper wrapper soiled; FIRST EDITIONS, 8vo, all in collector's chemises sliding into book-style pull-off cases
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Provenance: Henry C. Taylor, bookplate on chemises
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