The Tour of Doctor Syntax through London, or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem. William Combe, imitaion.
The Tour of Doctor Syntax through London, or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem
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Syntax imitation

The Tour of Doctor Syntax through London, or the Pleasures and Miseries of the Metropolis. A Poem.

London: Printed by J. Johnston, Cheapside, 1820.

Rowlandson, Thomas. First edition. Vignette title page and 19 full-page hand-colored plates by Thomas Rowlandson and Robert Isaac Cruikshank. iv, [ii], 319 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Syntax imitation. Full pebbled maroon morocco, spine gilt in compartments, t.e.g., gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, by Riviere & Son. Very handome copy. Tooely 434; Abbey, Life 265; Prideaux, 357. Item #313825

This title is one of the many parodies and imitations of William Combe's very popular series of "Tours" of Doctor Syntax (published respectively in 1812, 1820 and 1821) which were also illustrated by Rowlandson. "Both Rowlandson and I.R. Cruikshank are credited with the designs for the plates, the balance of opinion favoring Cruikshank but according to the advertisement ... more that one artist was employed, or at least a different engraver to the artist"

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