[ROWLANDSON, THOMAS] The Tour of Doctor Syntax.
London: R. Ackermann, -20-. First editions of all three volumes of Combe's Doctor Syntax, the first issue of volume I, the second of volume II. Includes The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque; The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of Consolation and The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of a Wife. 20th century morocco gilt by Rivière, all edges gilt. 10 x 6 inches (25.5 x 15 cm); various paginations; illustrated with color aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson throughout, with all plates as per Tooley. Very minor wear to binding, a few marginal repairs, one just touching image, a few imprints shaved or trimmed. The fine Abel Berland copy, with his book label, sold Christie's New York October 9, 2001.
Abbey Life 265, 266, 267; Tooley 427, 428, 429.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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