London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co, 1899. With illustrations by John Leech, 13 full page plates have been hand coloured and there are also many woodcuts.
Royal octavo, bound in three-quarter burgundy crushed morocco over red cloth, spine with raised bands and decorated and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers by by Brentano's. Fine.
This was the second of Surtees's seven humorous sporting works, (Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities,1843; Handley's Cross, 1854; Ask Mamma,1858; Plain or Ringlets, 1860; Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds, 1865 and HIillingdon Hall, 1888). Tooley said: ".. no finer series of Sporting Novels exists in the English language. As is so rarely the case in colour plate books, the text is as important as the illustrations" . [Tooley 476].