Item #10560 Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour. Robert Smith Surtees.
Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour
Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour
Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

First Edition, Original Cloth

Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour.

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853.

First edition. Hand colored frontispiece, 12 hand colored steel engravings, and numerous woodcut illustrations by John Leech. 1 vols. 8vo. First Edition, Original Cloth. Original tan pictorial cloth, gilt, some cover wear, shaken, else internally near fine. Cloth wrapper Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 361. Item #10560

Surtees’ classic sendup of the English propertied classes, through the lens of the hunting field. The freeloading Sponge is a hilarious creation and Surtees is as keen an observer of the financial view of world (and marriage) in Victorian Britain as Dickens, and as Jane Austen was of Georgian society.

Price: $500.00 Free Domestic Delivery