London: R. Ackermann, 1812. hardcover. very good. Rowlandson, Thomas. THREE VOLUMES. The Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of the Picturesque. 30 hand-colored plates plus illustrated title page. iii + 275pp. and Directions to the Binder; with, The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of Consolation. 24 hand-colored plates. 277pp. and Directions to the Binder; and The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of a Wife. 24 hand-colored plates plus illustrated title page. 279pp. and Directions to the Binder. 8vo, 3/4 leather over marbled boards with gilt-decorated spines.; a few plates are cropped in the margins, offsetting from the plates to facing page is present (ranging from very light to quite heavy), scattered light foxing and toning, ownership signature on front free end-paper of each volume, covers are rubbed and lightly worn. London: R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1812, 1820, 1821. A handsome and very good set. Begun in 1809, and first published in 1812, Dr. Syntax contains Thomas Rowlandson's most famous illustratons. (Inventory #: 269763)
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