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The First, Second and Third Tour of Doctor Syntax by  William Combe - 1855 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 019038)

The First, Second and Third Tour of Doctor Syntax

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The First, Second and Third Tour of Doctor Syntax

by Combe, William

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London: Nattali and Bond, 1855. Tall Octavo. Three volumes beautifully illustrated by Rowlandson with 80 vibrantly hand colored plates illustrating Dr. Syntax's tour, a Poem. Vol. I. In Search of th Picturesque; Vol. 2. In Search of Consolation and Vol. 3. In Search of a Wife. A marvelous set bound in full brown morocco, boards ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments lettered and decoratively stamped in a floral motif in gilt, top edges gilt. While this is a later set, the plates are remarkably bright and fresh. Some minor spots of off-setting from color plates otherwise this is a magnificent set. Provenance: From the library of the esteem Bishop Garfield Bromley Oxnam.


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The First, Second and Third Tour of Doctor Syntax
Combe, William
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Hand Color Paltes Dr. Syntax T. Rowlandsom
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Alcuin Books located in Old Town Scottsdale is a store with 15,000 serious books for the collector or scholar. We have ample parking in front of the store for those who wish to browse our holdings.


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The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
raised band(s)
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