SURTEES, Robert Smith (1803-1864). [SPORTING NOVELS]. Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour. -- Ask Mamma. -- "Plain or Ringlets?" -- Mr. Romford's Hounds. -- Hawbuck Grange. London: Bradbury, Agnew [ca 1880].
5 volumes, 8vo (220 x 146 mm). Profusely illustrated with hand-colored steel-engraved plates and in-text woodcut illustrations by John Leech and H.K. Browne. (Scant spotting.) Uniformly bound in half red morocco, marbled boards, two volumes with red lettering-pieces gilt, spines in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands gilt-lettered in two, the rest with central horse, saddle, hound, and boot and glove tools gilt, edges gilt (some very minor wear to edges); original cloth covers bound in.
Estimate $ 400-600
Provenance: Yankton College Library, South Dakota (discreet blind stamp to title-pages, bookplates on pastedowns).