DOCTOR SYNTAX "The Doctors Dream ". Aquatint etching with original hand colouring.

Rowlandson, Thomas. [1756-1827]:

Published by London Ackermann's Repository 101 The Strand, 1817
From John L. Capes (Books) Established 1969 (STAITHES, United Kingdom)

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A fine example with rich warm colouring of plate 29 from Combe's "The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque " Following his book deal with Vellum the bookseller and his conversation at the theatre, Syntax dozes off while browsing in Lord Carlisle's library.His dream recalls Swift's "Battle of the Books",Pope's "Essay on Criticism" and skirmishes between the classics and the mass produced writing of hacks Ivory Bevel Edge mount 10¾"x14" ready for framing [Picture shows just the print]. Bookseller Inventory # 3545

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Title: DOCTOR SYNTAX "The Doctors Dream ". Aquatint...

Publisher: London Ackermann's Repository 101 The Strand

Publication Date: 1817

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