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Surtees, Robert Smith]
Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour
Bradbury and Evans, London, 1853. First edition. Hand colored frontispiece, 12 hand colored steel engravings, and numerous woodcut illustrations by John Leech. 1 vols. 8vo. First Edition, Original Cloth. Surtees' classic sendup of the English propertied classes, through the lens of the hunting field. The freeloading Sponge is a hilarious creation and Surtees is as keen an observer of the financial view of world (and marriage) in Victorian Britain as Dickens, and as Jane Austen was of Georgian society. Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 361 Original tan pictorial cloth, gilt, some cover wear, shaken, else internally near fine. Cloth wrapper Hand colored frontispiece, 12 hand colored steel engravings, and numerous woodcut illustrations by John Leech. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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