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William Combe
Tour of Doctor Syntax
R. Ackermann, 1812. THIS COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN FULL TREE CALF WITH BRIGHT GILT BORDERS AND TURN INS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RIBS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE NICE AND BRIGHT, WITHOUT MARKS, SOME LIGHT SPORADIC FOXING. ILLUSTRATED WITH 80 HANDCOLORED PLATES BY THOMAS ROWLANDSON, BOOKS MEASURE 9"x6". PUBLISHED 1812, 1820, 1821 - FIRST EDITIONS IN BOOK FORM. FIRST ISSUE OF VOL. ONE TEXT WITH "CHAPTER I" HEADING INSTEAD OF "CANTO I", VOL. 2, PLATE 15 IN RARE FIRST STATE WITH CAPTION READING "SKIMERTON" NOT "SKIMMINGTON" AS IN THE 2ND STATE. 206 YEARS OLD. A STUNNING SET IN REMARKABLE CONDITION! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Reagan's Rare Books [MIdlothian, VA, U.S.A.]
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