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    [Thomas Rowlandson, illustrator]. [William Combe]. The Tour of Doctor Syntax In Search of the Picturesque: A Poem. [Together with:] The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax In Search of Consolation: A Poem. [And:] The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax In Search of a Wife: A Poem. London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1813, 1820, [1821].

    Volumes I and II third editions; Volume III presumably first edition. Three quarto volumes. Volume I: Frontispiece; engraved, aquatint title-page, advertisement [iii] with advertisement to third edition, directions for plates leaf, [1]-276, with thirty-one aquatint plates, including frontispiece and title-page; Volume II: frontispiece, printed title-page with advertisement to third edition on reverse, introduction, directions for plates leaf, [1]-277, twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates including frontispiece; Volume III: frontispiece, aquatint engraved title-page, preface, directions for plates leaf, [1]-279, with twenty-four hand-colored aquatint plates, including the frontispiece and title.

    Beautiful Root and Son full dark blue morocco binding with covers decoratively panelled in gilt, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in six compartments with five raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A beautiful set in fine condition, with only a hint of wear to the boards.


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