London: 1847-1888. First. hardcover. Illustrated by John Leech, Wildrake, Heath & Jellico, and Phiz, in black & white, with hand-colored plates. 6 vols. tall full crimson morocco, elaborately gilt, with images of foxes, hounds, horses & stylized flower motifs; silk doublures, gilt dentelles, g.e. by Riviere. London, 1853-88. near fine.
First Editions or first one-volume editions. Hawbuck Grange, 1847; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, 1853; Handley Cross, 1854; Ask Mamma, 1858; Plain or Ringlets?, 1860; Hillingdon Hall 1888. (first illustrated edition).