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The Tour of Doctor Syntax Through London, or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem By William Combe
London : J. Johnston, 1820. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full scarlet straight-grained morocco. Aeg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 319 pages. 22 1/2 x 14 1/2 cm. Twenty hand colored aquatint plates including the title vignette and frontispiece. First book form edition. "Both Rowlandson and I.R. Cruikshank are credited with the designs for the plates, the balance of opinion favouring Cruikshank but according to the advertisement more than one artist was employed, or a least a different engraver to the artist." [see: TOOLEY 434]. ABBEY LIFE 265. Slight offsetting on vignette title, internally crisp, clean with plates bright, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt, gilt front and back cover border panels, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate.
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