Handley's Cross 1855 Robert Smith Surtees Illustrated by John Leech leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Handley Cross: or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt, by Robert Smith Surtees. Illustrations by John Leech.
Published c. 1855, London by Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.
550 pages. Text in English. 11 hand colored plates (of 17). Lacks 6 hand colored plates :-(
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering and compartment decorations, marbled edges and end papers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 6" W.