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The Adventures of Doctor Comicus or the Frolicks of Fortune
No 13, Bell Yard, Temple Bar, London: B Blake, 1815 A comic satirical poem for the squeamish & the queer. In twelve cantos, by a Modern Syntax. In contemporary green quarter cloth with brown boards, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has title in black ink on worn white paper label, edges bumped and worn. Internally, ink name to fpd, coloured frontis and additional engraved TP with hand coloured image, engraved title page, (2), 269 pp, + the 15 brightly hand coloured plates by Rowlandson, text block edges uncut, printed by J McGowan and Son, Great Windmill Street. A very nice copy of an important colour plate book, untouched! Abbey Life 254. Tooley 238. Prideaux 334) No matter how much Combe earned from his various publications, however, he always spent more. He died, still in debt, at his Lambeth Road address on 19 June 1823. The obituary in The Times the next day stated that: [h]e was a gentleman who, in the course of this protracted life, had suffered many fortunes, and had become known to so many people in every rank of society, that it hardly seems necessary to draw his character. There was hardly a person of any note in his time, with whose history he was not in some degree acquainted. ODNB.
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