Dr. Syntax Tour 1813 Rowlandson Ackermann 29 hand color aquatints bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Tour of Doctor Syntax In Search of a Poem, by William Combe.
published 1813, London by Ackerman's. Illustrations by Rowlandson.
5th edition. 276 pages. Text in English. 29 hand colored aquatint plates.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands and compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, gilt ruled cover with owner's initials in gilt. Marbled end papers.
Front and rear covers detached, but text block remains tight, and sound. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. Interior contents display small scattered age spotting, the colored plates remain overall mostly clean and pleasing.
Wonderful assortment of images for this classic story.
Book measures: 9 1/2" H X 6 1/4" W.