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Lot 409: 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
  • 6 Books, 5 illustrated by John Leech, 1853-1888.
   
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Description: [Hunting/John Leech] 6 Titles [by Robert S. Surtees]. 5 are illustrated by John Leech. 8vo. Later uniform light brown leather. Covers separated/insecure, some spine labels missing. ++ MR. SPONGE’S SPORTING TOUR. By the Author of “Handley Cross,” Jorrocks’s Jaunts,” Etc. Etc. With Illustrations by John Leech. Lon: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. 13 hand colored plates heightened with gum arabic. [i]-x, [xi]-[xii], 408pp. No ads. (Ads were issued with some but not all copies of the book form, and often discarded during rebinding.) Frontis loose. Foxing. 1st Leech edition in book form, with p95 in its later state (“Sporting” is correctly spelled). Woodcut moved from p229 to p230. Tooley 476. Field p182. Wolff 6635a. Sadleir 3166. ++ HANDLEY CROSS; OR, MR. JORROCKS’S HUNT. By the Author of Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour,” “Jorrocks’s Jaunts,” Etc. Etc. with Illustrations by John Leech. Bradbury and Evans, 1854. 1st illustrated edition in book form, 2nd issue: In the Preface [p5] “illustrious Leech” has been replaced with “illustrations.” Title page still mentions Jorrocks’s Jaunts, and does not include “Ask Mamma.” 17 hand colored plates. [i]-viii, [ix]-[x], 550 pp. Prelims slightly loose. Some hints of foxing, plates’ images a strong very good. Tooley 473. Field p192. Wolff 6633a. ++ “ASK MAMMA;” OR, THE RICHEST COMMONER IN ENGLAND. By the author of “Handley Cross,” “Sponge’s Sporting Tour,” Etc. Etc. With Illustrations by John Leech. Lon: Bradbury and Evans, 1858. 1st edition in book form. 13 hand colored plates. [i]-[vii], viii-ix,[x]-[xii], 412pp. Minor foxing. Plates’ images very good. Tooley 472. Field 204. ++ “PLAIN OR RINGLETS?” By the Author of “Handley Cross,” “Sponge’s Sporting Tour,” “Ask Mamma,” Etc. Etc. With Illustrations by John Leech. Bradbury and Evans, 1860. 1st edition in book form. 13 hand colored plates. [i]-[v], vi-viii, [ix]-[x], 406pp. No ads. Occasional foxing, plates very good to near fine. Tooley 477. Field p218. Wolff 6636. Sadleir 3167. ++ MR. FACEY ROMFORD’S HOUNDS. By the Author of “Handley Cross,” “Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour,” “Ask Mamma,” Etc. Etc. With Illustrations by John Leech and Hablot K. Browne. Lon: Bradbury and Evans, 1865. 1st edition in book form. 24 hand colored plates. Frontis separated. Minor foxing. Field p229. Sadlier 3165. Tooley 477. Wolff 6634. Leech died before he could finish the plates, so Phiz (Hablot K. Browne) did the remaining 10. ++ HILLINGDON HALL OR THE COCKNEY SQUIRE: A Tale of Country Life by the author of “Handley Cross,” “Jorrocks’s Jaunts and Jollities,” &c. Lon: John C. Nimmo, 1888. 1st illustrated edition in book form. 12 plates. [8], 519, [1], ads 24pp, maroon cloth from covers and spine bound in on inserted leaves. Plates near fine. Tooley 474. 13.0 Lb.

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