Title: The Tour of Dr. Syntax, in Search of the ...
Publisher: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 1819-, London
Publication Date: 1819
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition.
A mixed set. Volume 1: Eighth edition. Original brown cloth; collates complete, with frontis., engraved title-p., 29 plates, engraved tail-piece. Volume 2: Third edition. Original blue cloth; with frontispiece and 22 plates (lacking one at p. 270, Dr. Syntax at Freemason's Hall). Volume 3: First edition. Original blue cloth; complete with frontis., engraved title-p., 23 plates, hand-colored tail-piece. A grand total of 79 full-page hand-colored engravings by Rowlandson (including the title-pages for Volumes 1 and 3). All volumes: Cloth a bit scuffed and wrinkled; spine tips, corners, and edges of boards lightly bumped; with nice, clean, text blocks and bright plates. A wonderful and colorful (literally and figuratively) set, popular in its day, and still charming. Bookseller Inventory # D4610
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