The First Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of the Picturesque. Eighth Edition, with new Plates. London: Ackermann, [1819]; The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Consolation. Second Edition. London: Ackermann, 1820; The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of a Wife

London: Ackermann, [19821]. Eighth edition of Volume I, second edition of Volume II, and third edition of Volume III, though all editions are by the original publisher. Volume I with thirty hand-colored plates; Volume II with twenty-four hand-colored plates; and Volume III with twenty-four hand-colored plates. Engraved title-page with hand-colored vignettes in Volumes I and III; hand-colored tail-piece in Volume III. All illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson. Contemporary ink signature in Volume III. Occasional light foxing. A very good, clean set, with bright, fresh coloring. Though not in uniform bindings, all three volumes are in attractive bindings. Volume III is a bit shorter than the other two volumes. Volumes I and II uniformly bound in period-style mottled sheep over marbled boards, gilt spine with red calf labels, new endpapers. Volume III in contemporary diced calf, expertly rebacked, with gilt-decorated spine and red calf labels. Three volumes, octavo. Item #14294

See Abbey, Life, 266 & 267 and Ray 34 for discussions of the first editions.

Price: $1,250.00

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