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    Sporting Novels with Hand-Colored Plates

    Robert Smith Surtees. Seven Sporting Novels with Many Hand-Colored Plates, including: Hawbuck Grange: or, The Sporting Adventures of Thomas Scott, Esq. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., [n.d., circa 1850]. Illustrations by Phiz. [and:] Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour. London: Bradbury and Evans. 1853. Illustrations by John Leech. [and:] Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. Illustrations by John Leech. [and:] Ask Mamma; or, The Richest Commoner in England. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858. Illustrations by John Leech. [and:] Plain or Ringlets? London: Bradbury and Evans. 1860. Illustrations by John Leech. [and:] Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1865. Illustrations by John Leech and Hablot K. Browne. [and:] Hillingdon Hall, or The Cockney Squire, A Tale of Country Life. London: John C. Nimmo, 1888. Illustrations by Wildrake, Heath and Jellicoe. Original cover bound in at rear.

    All volumes uniformly bound in full red calf. Gilt-stamped leather labels and gilt horse and horseshoe decorations to spines. Gilt borders and inner dentelles. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Wear to spine ends; spines and labels faded. A set in very good condition. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.


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