Doctor Syntax in Paris or a Tour in Search of the Gro[tesque]

Doctor Syntax in Paris or a Tour in Search of the Gro[tesque]

£400
Author

[?Combe, William]

Illustrator

Williams, Charles

Publisher

W. Wright

Reference

1309

viii, 318pp, plates. Later full calf by Riviere and Son, raised bands, spine in six panels, title label to second panel, contrasting author label to third, remaining panels gilt with leafy stem corner pieces with a central flower surrounded by small roundel, flower heads and crosses, covers with double fillet bordering a leafy stem roll, gilt double fillet to edges, gilt roll to inner edges, t.e.g., with marbled endpapers.

Outer joints rubbed, slightly cracking but holding well, occasional light spotting internally, but generally quite bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate to front marbled pastedown (Cyril Lockett). Complete with eighteen coloured aquatints by Charles Williams.

One of many Syntax imitations, but Abbey does note that the "text might conceivably be genuinely by Combe". Williams is described by Houfe as "a follower and copyist of James Gillray" (Houfe page 348).

Tooley 432, Prideaux, page 357 and Abbey Travel 109

Size

8vo

Condition

Good+

Binding

Full Calf

Publish Place

London

Publish Year

1820

Edition

First Edition

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