[COMBE, WILLIAM] The Tour of Doctor Syntax.
London: R. Ackermann, 1819-21. A mixed set of all three volumes of Combe's Doctor Syntax, including The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque (eighth edition), The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of Consolation (second edition), and The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of a Wife (no edition stated, but first). In the original plain paper boards, with printed title labels intact on two of the three volumes, housed in custom brown chemise and slipcase with red leather title label. 10 inches (25.5 cm). Vol. I: title, iii, 276 pp., plus list of plates, 2 pp. ads; vol. II: title, , 277 pp., list, [2 ads]; vol III: title, , 279 pp., 8 pp. ads, list of plates. Illustrated with color aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson. All three volumes are uncut and complete with all plates as per Tooley. Old adhesive repair to joints of vol. III, loss to backstrip of vol. I, otherwise a fine set in the scarce original boards.
Tooley (first edition) p. 233.
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