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Date de l'affichage 06-nov.-16
Prix
200,00 $
Adresse Pincourt, QC J7V4J6
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Spectacular and RARE leather-bound 10 volumes from 1890s - works of Robert Smith Surtees. The set contains the following books:

Handley Cross (2 volumes), Plain or Ringlets (2 volumes), Ask Mamma (2 volumes), Hawbuck Grange (1 volume), Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour (2 Volumes), Mr. Romfort's Hounds (volume 2 only). Missing the 1st volume of Mr. Romfort's Hounds to complete the set.

Large royal 8vo volumes in fine red morocco 3/4-leather bindings with raised bands and gold lettering, gold-stamped fox, hound, horse and horseshoe ornaments on the spines. Each volume is illustrated with numerous b&w woodcut engravings as well as several full-page plates of hand-colored engravings by John Leech, Browne, Alken, and others.

About the author:

Surtees was not among the most popular novelists in the nineteenth century. His work lacked the self-conscious idealism, sentimentality and moralism of the Victorian era; the historian Norman Gash asserted that "His leading male characters were coarse or shady; his leading ladies dashing and far from virtuous; his outlook on society satiric to the point of cynicism...".

As a creator of comic personalities, Surtees is still readable today. Thackeray envied him his powers of observation, while William Morris considered him "a master of life" and ranked him with Dickens. The novels are engaging and vigorous, and abound with sharp social observation, with a keener eye than Dickens for the natural world. Perhaps Surtees most resembles the Dickens of Pickwick Papers, which was originally intended as mere supporting matter for a series of sporting illustrations to rival Jorrocks.

Most of Surtees's later novels, were illustrated by John Leech. They included Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour (1853); Ask Mamma (1858); Plain or Ringlets? (1860) and Mr Facey Romford's Hounds (1865).

About these books:

Only several copies of the complete 11-volume set are offered elsewhere on the internet at the moment. The cheapest one is priced at 650 UK Pounds (over $1,000 CDN) here:

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=6283883631&clickid=wEEQdBwMqzz1zAyR52zX8V0xUkkWlT1t3xrV1o0&cm_mmc=aff-_-ir-_-71954-_-77666&ref=imprad71954&afn_sr=impact

Other currently available sets range in price from US$1,000 up to US $1,900.

My 10-volume set is offered here for $200. Canadian. At $20 per volume this is more than just a bargain...

Pickup in Pincourt (42nd ave. off boul. Cardinal Leger) or possible on West Island (hwy 40 / Sunnybrook) during the day on weekdays (10-5).

Contact Roman: message here or 514-758-9215 (call or text).

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