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(Robert Smith)] "Plain or Ringlets?"
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860 . first edition, 8vo., pp.viii+[ii]+406, complete with vignette title and 12 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates by John Leech (slightly offset to text) of fox-hunting etc., numerous text engravings; contemp. tan calf, spine ornately gilt, red morocco label, excellent Sadleir 3167; Wolff 6636. Fine copy of this splendidly illustrated hunting tale. "Although his proper place among Victorian novelists is not easy to determine, his powers as a creative artist was recognised, among professional writers, by Thackeray, Kipling, Arnold Bennet, and Siegfried Sassoon, and earned the tributes of laymen as distinguished and diverse as William Morris, Lord Rosebery, and Theodore Roosevelt." (Oxford DNB)
      [Bookseller: Grant & Shaw Ltd]
Last Found On: 2013-07-26           Check availability:      UKBookworld    


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