The Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of the Picturesque
(COMBE, William S.)
Price: 350.00 USD
London: 1819. A Poem. 29 color plates by Thomas Rowlandson, color frontis. and title-page vignette, engraved tailpiece. 276pp., 8vo, 3/4 cont. calf; (rubbed, edges worn, spine chipped, hinges starting, slight foxing). (London, 1819). Internally very sound in a worn binding. "This celebrated work first appeared in the Poetical Magazine under the title `The Schoolmaster's Tour,' and the illustrations are the same but retouched and re-engraved by Rowlandson, with 3 additional illustrations...Enormously popular from the outset, Dr. Syntax went into many editions." Tooley 427. See also Lowndes III, p.2564; Brunet V, p.615; Halkett & Laing VI, p.67.