Alken – (Surtees, Robert Smith.) Jorrock’s Jaunts and Jollities. The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that renowned sporting citizen, Mr. John Jorrocks. New edition. With 16 coloured aquatints by Henry Alken (1785 London 1851, c. 4⅜ × 6¾ in [11 × 17 cm]). London, Routledge & Sons, (1869). Large 8vo. VIII, 291, 1 pp. Contemp. ruby Levant morocco on 5 ribs with dark green book plate on the splendidly gilt back, double gilt lines and corner fleurons, fine gilt leading edges, and blind stamped inside border. Marbled edges.
Tooley 471. – Schwerdt II, 236 (2nd ed. of 1843, at the same time the first with the originally only 15 Alken illustrations). – The lower corners of the boards with feeble, practically imperceptible traces of pressure. Here and there tiny rubbings. Otherwise of untouched freshness.
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“ I am pleased to inform you that I received the book in good order and it is very beautiful, I have looked at it now many times and it is very useful for my studies. ”
(Mevr. E. E., June 29, 2002)