[SURTEES, ROBERT SMITH.] Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.<BR />
Lot 5132
[SURTEES, ROBERT SMITH. 1803-1864.] Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.
Sold for US$ 750 inc. premium

Lot Details
[SURTEES, ROBERT SMITH. 1803-1864.]
Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.
13 parts in 12. 8vo (222 x 135 mm). 13 hand-colored plates and 84 wood engravings in text by John Leech. Original red pictorial wrappers. Custom cloth clamshell case. Short tear to margin of one plate not touching illustration, light edgewear to wrappers.
Provenance: Nathan of Churt (bookplate to case).

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS. Advertisements conforming to Tooley except without insert for parts 4 and 7, and with additional insert in part 2 and four additional inserts in part 12/13. The quintessential sporting novel, generally regarded as Surtees's best. Tooley 476.
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