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    [William Combe]. [Thomas Rowlandson, illustrator]. The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax: A Poem, by the author of the three tours. London: R. Ackermann, 1822.
    First edition of the last of Combe's Dr. Syntax books. Octavo. 267 [1, instructions to the binder] pages. Illustrated with twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson.

    Nineteenth-century half red morocco over red cloth boards by Riviere and Son. Spine ornately stamped and lettered in gilt on the spine in six compartments with five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing to the binding extremities, light foxing and toning to the sheets and plates, faint offsetting from the plates to the pages adjacent, previous owner's bookplate, else a very good, handsome copy.


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