Rowlandson Doctor Syntax 3 vol set 1855 leather bindings 79 color AquatintsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Rowlandson aquatints- Doctor Syntax Tours in England-color plate books of nineteenth century.
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The First Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of the Picturesque. 31 engraved plates with original hand color.
The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of the Consolation. 24 engraved plates with original hand color.
The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of a Wife. 24 engraved plates with original hand color.
A Poem, by William Combe, Vols. 1-3.
1855, London, Nattali and Bond.
All plates by Rowlandson. Total of 49 aquatint plates, all with original hand color.
Period half-leather bindings. Raised bands, compartments gilt stamped with devices and lettered, marbled end papers, top edges gilt, profusion of plates, collated complete.
Front cover of first vol. detached, all other joints scuffed or cracking but covers holding firmly, small chipping at spine ends. Contents of each book remain sound, tight and clean.
Signed bindings by Birdsall, Northampton, England.
Books measure: 10 1/8" H X 6 3/4" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 3 1/4".
Payne, Regarding Thomas Rowlandson 1757-1827, pp. 280-84, et. al.
Abbey, Life In England in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, see 266-7 for first printings.
George, Hogarth to Cruikshank: Social change in Graphic Satire, pp. 13,17, 28, et. al.
IPEX80, British Coloured Books, 86.