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MR. SPONGE'S SPORTING TOUR., Surtees, R.S.  Illustrated by John Leech.
21 Surtees, R.S. Illustrated by John Leech. MR. SPONGE'S SPORTING TOUR.
Methuen, London, 1961, 11th edition. 
580 pp, 12mo (7" H), hard cover (red cloth with white lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. 13 colour plates (collated) and numerous b&w woodcuts by John Leech. A classic comic novel of the "horse and hounds" set in 19th century England. A few ti ny light stains in margin and gutter of page 248/249, on bottom of textblock and at top fore-edge of textblock; light edge wear; small light scuff on spine; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; very light browning to edges of textblock. V e r y G o o d- 
Price: 20.00 USD
London Methuen 1986 0413593207 / 9780413593207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Norman Thelwell. 
192 pp, 9 7/8" H. Pictorial endpapers, beautifully and profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "For over twenty-five years Norman Thelwell's cartoons, drawings and landscape paintings have delighted millions of people all over the world. His drawings of sporting pursuits, of human beings at play and of many other countryside subjects are the product of a unique comic genius; the term 'Thelwell pony' has passed into the English language. Now Norman Thelwell has written an account of his life from early childhood to the present. For the first time he opens up his experiences as an artist and humorist, in an informal, accessible and entertaining way. He describes his early love of drawing, the development of his skills in the war, his training at art school, his career as a teacher and a newspaper cartoonist and his subsequent life as a freelance artist. He discusses his work for 'Punch', the development of his ideas, his techniques, the making of his books and his other projects. (This) is also a personal story: of his childhood in Birkenhead; his experiences as a soldier in Britain and India during and after the war; his family; his home life in Hampshire; the people he has met; the houses he has restored. This mixture of personal and professional reminiscence is rich in anecdote and makes a lively and often amusing story. It is accompanied by a wide range of colour and black -and -white illustrations. In addition to the cartoons for which he is famous there are selections from his work as a serious landscape painter and samples from a lifetime of sketchbooks." Tiny white mark on rear board, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine and flaps, very minor rubbing, 1" line indentation on spine. 
Price: 42.50 USD
Overlook Press, Woodstock, New York, 1996, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879516666 "Taking as his point of departure the sexual obsessions and initiation of the poet John Milton, Paul West elucidates the psychology of an artist who would come to create the most e nduring and compelling work of Western civilization on the subject of Original Sin. But that all comes later. Now young Milton is a Cambridge student, a virgin, intoxicated by the power of words and the stories of myth - and especially th e m y t h o f Amaryllis, the shepherdess in Virgil. When he meets her on a crowded London street, and is led mutely to her odd dwelling, hung with the dripping animals skins and shared with a philosophizing, castrated expert on plague remedies, he en co un te r s a living myth so powerful as to make his earlier learning - his religion, really - pale by comparison. Is she a prostitute? A witch? A myth sprung to life? All that and more, as she invites Milton to use her as his Muse. Bri lli a nt, co nfo und in g, a llegorical, and entertaining, (this book) holds the reader in thrall throughout with both its heady prose and astounding story." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1990. 
96 pp, oblong 4to (11 5/16" H x 12 3/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715393952 Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with reproductions, drawings, photographs. "For forty years (John Young) has painted the rich pag eant of colour and atmosphere which surrounds aeroplanes. Having been initially fired with enthusiasm as a child by Alan Cobham's Flying Circus and spent his schooldays under skies filled with the planes of the Second World War, he went to a r t s c h o ol and then into the RAF for National Service. All the time he was developing his artistic skills, and taking every opportunity to combine his painting with his great love of the flying machine. In a constant search for authenticit y , he h a s tr av el led across the world and flown in more than sixty types of aircraft. This book is a portfolio of John Young's finest work, with more than forty large colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations featuring aircraft f ro m b efo re t he Fir st World War, biplanes for military and sporting use, heavy bombers, sleek fighters, modern military jets and airliners. In his own words, he tells the absorbing story of his early struggles and adventures, and offers an ins igh t in to t he cre ati on o f h is oil paintings." Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, book slightly cocked, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor edge browning, very light rubbing. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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