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Combe, William | The First Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque 1859

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Combe, William, The First Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque. 1859

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Combe, William, The First Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque. A Poem. Volume First. London, Nattili & Bond, 1859. The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of Consolation. A Poem. Volume Second. London, Nattili & Bond, 1859. The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of a Wife. A Poem. Volume Third. London, Nattili & Bond, 1859. 79 hand-colored plates as listed on the List of Plates in Volume I: 31 in Volume I; 24 in Volume II; and 24 in Volume III. In Volume III, plates 63 and 64 were bound in reverse order and plate 79 was bound in the place of plate 76, and plate 76, “A Noble Hunting Party” is the last plate in Volume III, rather than “The Funeral of Dr. Syntax.” Bound in quarter red morocco over marbled boards. Rebacked with the remains of the original back strips laid down. Internally, the  condition is good, free from foxing, but the paper has a tendency to become brittle.

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