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THOMAS ROWLANDSON

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“CORNERSTONE OF ANY COLLECTION OF COLOR-PLATE BOOKS”

(ACKERMANN, Rudolph) (PUGIN, Augustus Charles and ROWLANDSON, Thomas) [PYNE, William Henry and COMBE, William]. The Microcosm of London. London, 1808-10. Three volumes.

First edition in book form, with most plates in the earliest states, of this splendid visual “treasure-house” of Regency London life, Ackermann’s first and most famous color-plate book, with three wood-engraved title pages, three copper-engraved dedication leaves and 104 magnificent hand-colored aquatint plates after Rowlandson and Pugin. A beautiful copy in full morocco-gilt by Frank Lawrence Embree. $16,500.

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ROWLANDSON’S “GREATEST SUCCESS AS AN ILLUSTRATOR”

[COMBE, William]. The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax. WITH: Poetical Sketches of Scarborough. London, 1813, 1820, 1821, 1813. Four volumes.

Early and first editions in book form of Combe's three-volume parody (First Tour third edition, Second and Third Tours first editions), profusely illustrated with two vignette title pages and 78 fine hand-colored aquatints by Rowlandson. Together with a second edition of Poetical Sketches of Scarborough, with a further 21 hand-colored aquatints, the four volumes uniformly and beautifully bound by Riviere & Son in full morocco-gilt. $4500.

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ROWLANDSON’S “GREATEST SUCCESS AS AN ILLUSTRATOR”

(ROWLANDSON, Thomas) [COMBE, William]. The Tour of Doctor Syntax. WITH: The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax. London, [1817], (1821). Two volumes.

Later edition of the First Tour and first edition of the Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, profusely illustrated with two vignette title pages and 54 fine hand-colored aquatints by Rowlandson, handsomely bound. $900.

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SCARCE ROWLANDSON ETCHING, IN POLYPUS’ ALL THE TALENTS, 1807

BARRETT, Eaton Stannard (POLYPUS, pseudonym). All the Talents. London, 1807.

Early edition, published the same year as the first, of this facetious poetic discourse on the impotence of Grenville’s and Fox’s Whig administration during the Napoleonic conflict, with a satirical frontispiece by Thomas Rowlandson. $250.

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