London: The “Field” Office, Strand; and Ward and Lock, 1859. Item #00424
Illustrated By John Leech
Rare With Hand-Colored Plates
[LEECH, John, illustrator]. MILLS, John. The Flyers of the Hunt. Illustrated by John Leech. London: The “Field” Office, Strand; and Ward and Lock, 1859.
First edition. Small octavo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 184 x 120 mm.). [2, blank], [1, half-title], [1, blank], , 114, , [1, blank] pp. Six hand-colored etched plates (including frontispiece).
Bound by Zaehnsdorf (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper) in half black morocco, ruled in gilt, over green marbled boards. Spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Top edge gilt. Spine sunned to a warm brown, some light wear to extremities. Otherwise a near fine copy.
"Some copies have the illustrations coloured" (Edward and Chambers).
Edward and Chambers, List of Works Containing Illustrations by John Leech, p. 18. Schwerdt II, p. 28.