New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Hardcover. Illustrations by Gordon Ross. Introduction by A. Edward Newton. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and rules, paper-covered slipcase with paper spine label. xviii, 219pp. Top edge gilt. Color frontispiece, 9 full-page called-for color plates. Near fine/very good. Slipcase edgeworn but expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight and nice. Item #47588
Robert Smith Surtees (1805-64) is the British editor, sporting writer and novelist who introduced "sporting cockney grocer" Jack Jorrocks to great acclaim in 1838. The stately LEC production with lovely watercolor plates features colophon at rear noting limitation of 1500 numbered copies (this #634) signed by illustrator Ross. Appropriate "Monthly Letter" laid in. NEWMAN 28.