JORROCKS' JAUNTS & JOLLITIES: THE ANNALS OF RIDING TO HOUNDS
by Robert Surtees
- Very Good+/Very Good
West Vancouver, British Columbia
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This is a superb copy of Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities, a collection of tales featuring Mr. Jorrocks, one of the great comic characters of English literature, a Cockney grocer who is obsessed with fox hunting.
Its original title was Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities; or, The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of That Renowned Sporting Citizen, Mr. John Jorrocks, of St. Botolph Lane and Great Coram Street.
It was written by Robert Smith Surtees (1805-1864), the satiric novelist whose passion was riding to hounds. He does not spare English society a depiction of snobbery, envy, greed, ignorance, and bad manners; his descriptions of fast runs with the hounds are excellent and the book is very funny.
The book was first published in 1838, with drawings by the English painter and engraver Henry Alken (1785-1851). This copy (228 pages) was published by The Folio Society in 1949. The 15 original plates were used, then they were hand-colored.
The dust jacket is unclipped and bears the original price of 21 shillings. As you can see, it is missing a piece at the bottom of the spine and has discoloration on the back.
The inside has discoloration to the front and back endpapers.
Other than that, it's perfect.
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- Vancouver Bookseller (CA)
- Bookseller’s Inventory #
- JORROCKS' JAUNTS & JOLLITIES
- Robert Surtees
- Henry Alken
- Book condition
- Used - Very Good+
- Jacket condition
- Very Good
- Quantity available
- FOLIO SOCIETY
- Place of Publication
- United Kingdom
- Date Published
- Eccentric, Victorian Society, Sporting Citizen, Exploits
- Bookseller catalogs
- British Society; Humor and Satire; Sports; Rare; British Fiction;
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