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Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour

£40.00

Product description

"It was a murky October day that the hero of our tale, Mr Sponge, or Soapey Sponge, as his good-natured friends call him, was seen mizzling along Oxford Street, wending his way to the west." So begins the marvellous tale of Mr. Sponge, or rather the tales of the many characters which feature so vividly in this delightful volume. From the author of Handley Cross and many other sporting novels, this light-hearted romp through the countryside is a fine example of Surtees' craft.

This 1852 copy has hard, marbled boards in red and gold. The spine is decorated in gilt, as are the tops of the pages. There is some slight wear to the marbled boards consistent with light use over the years. The spine is faded somewhat, and the edges of the boards are worn. There are a couple of very light pencil marks throughout the text in the margins and an inscription in ink dated 1901 on the first (blank) page. Otherwise, this book is in very good condition for its age, with text and colour illustrations complete and unmarked.

Item details

Author(s):
Surtees, Robert Smith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15x22.5cm
Edition:
1852
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
450
Publisher:
Bradbury, Agnew & Co.

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"It was a murky October day that the hero of our tale, Mr Sponge, or Soapey Sponge, as his good-natured friends call him, was seen mizzling along Oxford Street, wending his way to the west." So begins the marvellous tale of Mr. Sponge, or rather the tales of the many characters which feature so vividly in this delightful volume. From the author of Handley Cross and many other sporting novels, this light-hearted romp through the countryside is a fine example of Surtees' craft.

This 1852 copy has hard, marbled boards in red and gold. The spine is decorated in gilt, as are the tops of the pages. There is some slight wear to the marbled boards consistent with light use over the years. The spine is faded somewhat, and the edges of the boards are worn. There are a couple of very light pencil marks throughout the text in the margins and an inscription in ink dated 1901 on the first (blank) page. Otherwise, this book is in very good condition for its age, with text and colour illustrations complete and unmarked.

Author(s):
Surtees, Robert Smith
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15x22.5cm
Edition:
1852
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
450
Publisher:
Bradbury, Agnew & Co.

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