The Last Syntax, in Original Boards
The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax: a Poem, by the Author of the First Three Tours.
London: R. Ackerman, 1822.
Rowlandson, Thomas. First edition. 24 hand-colored aquatint plates after drawings by Thomas Rowlandson. 267, [8, ads] pp. Diggens, Printer, St. Ann's lane. 1 vols. Tall 8vo (10 x 6-1/4 inches). The Last Syntax, in Original Boards. Bound in original drab boards, both covers loose, later neat facsimile handwritten spine label; mostly unopened, directions to printer, errata slip, and publisher's catalogue in rear; laid into brown cloth clamshell box Tooley 413. Item #229562
The last of the authentic Combe-Rowlandson Dr. Syntax series, whose success prompted numerous imitations. This remainder binding, in superb shape, resembles that seen on the earlier Syntax books, but we have never seen it on Johny Quae Genus, and it is beautiful example. Rare thus.
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