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Lot 9: SURTEES, ROBERT SMITH. FIVE WORKS IN ORIGINAL PARTS, 1853-1865 (5 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

October 20, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: i) Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853, FIRST ISSUE, 13/12 original parts, 13 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, advertisements (varying from Tooley), original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 476], some chipping to wrappers and backstrips; ii) Handley Cross; or Mr Jorrocks’s Hunt. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854, 17 original parts, 17 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, advertisements (varying from Tooley), original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 473], occasional chipping to wrappers, backstrips renewed, some other repairs, part XIV with inkblot; iii) “Ask Mamma” or the Richest Commoner in England. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858, 13 original parts, 13 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, advertisements as Tooley, original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 472]; iv) Plain or Ringlets? London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860, 13/12 original parts, additional hand-coloured steel-engraved title, and 12 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, original printed wrappers [Tooley (1954) 477, but without the List of Works he calls for in part XII], some minor wear to backstrips; v) Mr Facey Romford’s Hounds. London Bradbury and Evans, 1865, 12 original parts, 24 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after Leech and Hablot K. Browne, advertisements (varying from Tooley), original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 475], backstrips repaired, part X upper wrapper soiled; FIRST EDITIONS, 8vo, all in collector's chemises sliding into book-style pull-off cases

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance: Henry C. Taylor, bookplate on chemises

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