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JORROCKS' JAUNTS & JOLLITIES by Robert Surtees - Hardcover - 1949 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 1158)

JORROCKS' JAUNTS & JOLLITIES

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JORROCKS' JAUNTS & JOLLITIES: THE ANNALS OF RIDING TO HOUNDS

by Robert Surtees

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  • hardcover
Condition
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About This Item

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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Details

bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1158
Title
JORROCKS' JAUNTS & JOLLITIES
Author
Robert Surtees
Illustrator
Henry Alken
Format/binding
Perfect
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
FOLIO SOCIETY
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Date Published
1949
Pages
228
Keywords
Eccentric, Victorian Society, Sporting Citizen, Exploits
Bookseller catalogs
British Society; Humor and Satire; Sports; Rare; British Fiction;

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

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Vancouver Bookseller

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