London: Bradbury and Evans, 1864-65.
Leech, John. First edition, first issue of part 1, front cover with title reading “Mr. Romford’s Hounds”. 24 hand-colored etched plates after John Leech and H.K. Browne (“Phiz”), pictorial title. 1 vols. 8vo. His Last Book, in the Original Parts. Original brick-red pictorial wrappers. Most spines repaired, otherwise a fine set. In crimson morocco pull-off case and cloth chemise Tooley 475; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 364. Item #245810
Desirable set of Surtees’ last book, which neither he nor Leech lived to see through the press. H.K. Browne completed the illustrations.
The ads largely correspond to Tooley with the following variants: back insert in part 2 same as part 1; part 6 without notice of Lever title; part 7 no slip; part 8 back wrapper as 6, with slip for Mr & Mrs Asheton; part 10 insert not on colored stock; part 12 no insert, back wrapper same as part 1.
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