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Mr. Jorrocks Lectors

Surtees, Robert S.

Soft cover
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From "Handley Cross" by R. S. Surtees. With Illustrations by G. Denhold Armour. New York and London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1910). Quarto, pictorial red cloth stamped in gold. Pp. viii, 150 pages. Illustrated with twenty-five tipped-in color plates by G. Denholm Armour. Name in ink on front endleaf. A very good copy. George Denholm Armour (1864-1949) studied at the Edinburgh School of Art and The Royal Scottish Academy. He moved to London around 1890 and worked as a painter and illustrator. After his first appearance in Punch in 1894, his reputation steadily grew. Armour's penwork was impeccable and he worked almost exclusively on fox hunting and other sporting and country subjects. Robert Smith Surtees (1803-1864), English novelist and sporting writer, was founder, in 1831, of the New Sporting Magazine, of which he was the editor for the next five years. ".To this periodical he contributed between 1832 and 1834 the papers which were afterwards collected and published in 1838 as Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities. This humorous narrative of the sporting experiences of a cockney grocer, which suggested the more famous Pickwick Papers of Charles Dickens, is the work by which Surtees is chiefly remembered, though his novel Handley Cross, published in 1843, in which the character of " Jorrocks " is reintroduced as a master of fox-hounds, also enjoyed a wide popularity. illustrated by.John Leech, whose pictures of Jorrocks are everywhere familiar and were the chief means of ensuring the lasting popularity of that humorous creation. In 1838, on the death of his father, Surtees, whose elder brother had died in 1831, inherited the family property of Hamsterley Hall, where he lived for the rest of his life." (Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition). Bookseller Inventory # 11276

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