Lot 232: (ROWLANDSON, THOMAS, illus.) [Combe, William.] The Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of the Picturesque * In Search of Consolation
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (ROWLANDSON, THOMAS, illus.) [Combe, William.] The Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of the Picturesque * In Search of Consolation * In Search of a Wife. Together, 3 volumes. Colored aquatint frontispiece in each volume, volumes 1 and 3 with additional aquatint title-page, and 75 colored plates by Rowlandson, additional vignette at end of vol. 3. 8vo, uniform contemporary full maroon morocco by Riviere, all edges gilt, covers blocked in gilt, spines tooled in gilt in compartments, rebacked with the original spines laid-down, joints repaired, few superficial surface scratches; inner dentelles, recased, hinges repaired, textblock trimmed with occasional narrow loss to plate captions. London: R. Ackerman, 1812-20-(21)
Notes: first edition in book form, mixed state. First Tour is the first issue text and with first state of plate 5, p. 14; Second Tour with later state of plate 15, p. 198. Abbey Life 266-267; Tooley 427-429.