"THE ONLY INFALLIBLE RULE WE KNOW IS, THAT THE MAN WHO IS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT BEING A GENTLEMAN NEVER IS ONE"
(BROWNE, Hablôt Knight) [SURTEES, Robert Smith]. Hawbuck Grange. London, 1899.
Re-issue of the first edition of this rollicking chronicle of a “gentleman” farmer, printed from the original plates, humorously illustrated with eight full-page hand-colored etchings by Hablôt Browne (”Phiz”) and 13 full-page line cuts by W.T. Maud, handsomely bound by Bayntun of Bath. $450.