The Tour of Doctor Syntax Through London, or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1820
Description: A poem. 18 color plates, color frontispiece and title-page vignette. 319pp., 8vo, 3/4 contemporary calf; (rubbed, edges worn, front hinge starting, a few pages separated). London: J. Johnston, 1820. Very good.
Comments: A satire of William S. Combe's "The Tour of Dr. Syntax, In Search of the Picturesque." Both Rowlandson and I.R. Cruikshank are credited with the designs for the plates, the balance of opinion favouring Cruikshank but according to the advertisement...more than one artist was employed, or at least a different engraver to the artist." Tooley 434. Lowndes III, p.2564; Brunet V, p.615.Edition: First Edition
Condition: very good
Book ID: 93730