Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour
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Bradbury and Evans, London.
Leather bound with marbled overlays.
Fragile but intact. Leather on spine is very worn. Front hinge split and binding a little weak. However, printed pages good and largely unmarked, and the coloured illustratrations are lovely and bright.
First edition, 1853.
Illustrated by John Leech. Thirteen full page plates of humorous coloured steel engravings and over 80 smaller wood engravings throughout the text. 408 pp.
Amusing sporting tales of the (mis)adventures of Mr. Sponge and a large cast of characters.