Lot 41: SURTEES, Robert: Six volumes in fine Bumpus bindings
August 28, 2016
Adelaide, AustraliaLive Auction
[SURTEES, Robert Smith]: Six volumes uniformly bound in three-quarter red morocco by Bumpus. Titles are 'Ask Mama'; 'Handley Cross'; 'Hawbuck Grange'; 'Plain or Ringlets?'; 'Mr Romford's Hounds'; and 'Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour'.
London, Bradbury, Agnew and Co., [undated later editions, circa 1890s]. Octavo, six volumes, with numerous illustrations and dozens of hand-coloured steel engravings by John Leech, H.K. Browne and W.T. Maud. Three-quarter red morocco by J. & E. Bumpus Ltd; marbled sides ruled in gilt; spines gilt in compartments, with gilt-tooled hunting motifs; raised bands; all edges gilt. Spines a little faded; a few corner-tips slightly worn; half-title and flyleaf of 'Handley Cross' offset; endpapers slightly offset; an excellent and extremely attractive group.
Each volume bears the impressive armorial bookplate of English banker Frank Cyril Tiarks (1874-1952), sometime director of the Bank of England (1912-1945) and High Sheriff of Kent (1927). [6 items].