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Mr. Sponge's sporting tour ... with illustrations by John Leech
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1853. London: Bradbury & Evans. 1853. "First edition in the original 13 parts in 12, 8vo, 13 handcolored plates by Leech, 84 wood-engraved illustrations in the text; a superlative set in original orange wrappers printed in black with virtually no chipping or wear. & & Part IV contains the advertisement for the ""People's Illustrated Journal,"" comprising 1 leaf, and a 16-p. insert at the back titled ""Ford's List of Prices."" Part VI has the slip advertising a ""Cheap Edition of the Works of Mr. Charles Dickens."" Part VII has 4 pages of advertisements for ""Allsop's Pale or Bitter Ale."" Part XI advertises the same product in 8 pages. Parts XII and XIII have the slip announcing the extra Number of ""Household Words,"" the advertisement for the first Number of ""The Field,"" the slip for ""Punch's Almanack,"" the slip for ""Handley Cross,"" and 2 leaves of advertisements for Bradbury & Evans at the end.& & Sadleir 3166 (citing the cloth-bound edition); NCBEL III, 967."
      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
Last Found On: 2014-03-10           Check availability:      Biblio    

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