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JOHN LEECH (1817-1864) "Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour." Together, two studies for the steel engravings created for the book by Robert Surtees, with illustrations by Leech (London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852). Graphite and watercolor on paper. The largest, which is the more finished of the two, appeared facing page 320 (not the "pg. 288" written on it) and is captioned on the matte: "Hunting the Hounds." 105x155 mm; 4 1/4x6 1/4 on 7x9 1/2-inch sheet. Signed by Leech in pencil, lower margin. The second, a rougher sketch, printed facing page 50, is captioned on the matte: "Mr. Caingey Thornton doesn't `put on steam enough.'" 110x138 mm; 4 1/4x5 1/2 inches, sheet.