Syntax Spinoff

Doctor Syntax in Paris; or, A Tour in Search of the Grotesque.

London: printed for W. Wright, 1820.

First edition. Engraved color title page & 17 hand-colored aquatint plates. vii, [1]-318. Printed by S. & R. Bentley. 1 vols. 8vo. Syntax Spinoff. Original boards, with original printed paper label, with "Price One Guinea, bds.", uncut. Laid into a green cloth folding case. Signed "Wm. Dixon April 1, 1822" on ffep. Bookplate of Robin Stephen Benson, 1934 Abbey Travel 109; Houfe, p. 498. Item #313781

The plates of this rollicking Doctor Syntax spinoff are by Charles Williams, chief caricaturist for the printseller Fores, and they are as fully irreverent as the Rowlandson (and Gillray) plates which were his inspiration, and all the more so for their Gallic setting. As for the text, "it might conceivably be genuinely by Combe ... " (Abbey).

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