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    [Thomas Rowlandson, illustrator]. [William Combe]. The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque. A Poem. [London: R. Ackermann, 1812]. First edition. Octavo (9 x 5.5 inches; 228 x 139 mm.). iii, [3], 275, [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece, vignette title-page, and twenty-nine additional full-color plates. [Together with:] The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of Consolation. A Poem. London: R. Ackermann, 1820. First edition. Octavo. [6], 277, [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece and twenty-three additional full-color plates. [And:] The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of a Wife. A Poem. London: R. Ackermann, [1821]. First edition. Octavo. [4], 279, [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece, vignette title-page, and twenty-three additional full-color plates. Three volumes. Contemporary red morocco, spine tooled in gilt with five raised bands, boards ruled in gilt with gilt fillet decorations and gilt inside dentelles; all text block edges trimmed and gilt; later marble endpapers. All volumes rebacked with original backstrip laid down and hinges reinforced; some light scratching to boards, with a bit of wear along edges, particularly at corners where boards are peeking through leather. Some light scratches, tiny amount of loss to gilt at text block edges; pages generally a bit dulled with age, with occasional faint offsetting opposite plates and some scattered, mostly marginal foxing and smudging; a few leaves re-margined. Very good.

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