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    William Combe; Thomas Rowlandson [illustrator]. The Tour of Doctor Syntax [Three Volumes]. London: R. Ackermann, 1819-1821. The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque (eighth edition), The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of Consolation (second edition), and The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of a Wife (no edition stated, but presumed first edition).
    Three volumes. Quarto. iii, 276, [1, list of plates] (lacking ads); title, [2], 277, [5]; 279, 8 pages. Illustrated with color aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson. Original brown paper over boards, printed paper spine labels. Corners bumped and rubbed, moderate edgewear, spines chipped and worn with losses, Volume I lacking spine label, some repairs with cellotape, joints and hinges starting, Volume II hinges weak but holding. Internally generally clean, edges untrimmed; most pages unopened, minor foxing, text block edges toned with some chipping. Housed together in brown cloth chemise and brown cloth slipcase, leather spine label lettered in gilt, label worn and chipped. Very good.

    *Note: this lot has been updated to reflect the condition of the joints and hinges.


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    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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